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Official food allergy treatment guidelines released

A collaborative, government-led effort to guide and standardize diagnosis, treatment and management of food allergies has resulted in the release of an official set of recommendations for physicians. The guidelines are being published online th...

NIAID media tipsheet: Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy,...

WHAT: The 2010 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) brings together leading allergists and immunologists from around the world. WHO: Scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Inf...

Children with food allergies are often victims of bullying

In the first-ever study to assess the social impact of food allergies in children, Mount Sinai researchers have found that approximately 35...

No Link Between Genetic Ancestry, Asthma Response in African Americans

Genetic ancestry has no discernible influence on how African American patients with asthma respond to medication, according to a Henry Ford Hospital...

High levels of hormones may reduce asthma severity and improve lung...

Progesterone and estrogen appear to have a positive effect on lung function and reduce the symptoms of asthma, according to a report published by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) researchers in the March issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "We found that women's lung function and asthma symptoms improve when estrogen and progesterone levels are raised, both naturally during certain times in the menstrual cycle and with the administration of oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy," said one of the study's lead researchers.

Social Fear Factor Places Adolescents at Highest Risk of Death From...

Teens are impacted more by social consequences than by fear of food allergy reactions, causing a possible reluctance to use their medication. These findings were presented today at the 60th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).

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