Allergy News
July 12, 2023

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How the Immune System Can Alter Our Behavior

Simply the smell of seafood can make those with an allergy to it violently ill -- and therefore more likely to avoid it. The same avoidance behavior is exhibited by people who develop food poisoning after eating a certain meal. Scientists have long known that the immune system played a key role in ...

Blocking Immune System 'Messenger' May Treat Severe Asthma

Asthma is more dangerous than many people realize. An estimated 10 Americans die every day from asthma, and the disease leads to around 439,000 hospitalizations and 1.3 million emergency room trips each ...

Better Understanding of How Genes Make Us Prone to Allergies

New research is bolstering scientific understanding behind why some people are more prone to allergies than others. Researchers have identified how genetic differences that alter a specific protein called ETS1 can affect our body's response to allergies. They found that small changes in ETS1 in an ...

Skin Patch Shows Promise for Toddlers With Peanut Allergy

A global phase 3 clinical trial found that a year-long immunotherapy through a skin patch safely desensitized toddlers with peanut allergy, lowering the risk of a severe allergic reaction from accidental ...

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Mast Cells as a Sensor: Enigmatic Immune Cells Help Us Avoid Harmful Allergens

The function of mast cells, which are part of the immune system, is still a mystery. Scientists have now shown in mice: mast cells function as a sensor that signals the animals to avoid antigens, ...

Forgoing One Food Treats Eosinophilic Esophagitis as Well as Excluding Six, Study Finds

Eliminating animal milk alone from the diet of adults with eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE, is as effective at treating the disease as eliminating animal milk plus five other common foods, a ...

Smartphones Are Reservoirs of Allergens According to New Research

A new study showed elevated levels of cat and dog allergens, as well as BDG and endotoxin on simulated phone ...

CRISPR Treatment Slows Swelling in Hereditary Angioedema Patients

A new study shows a treatment using the CRISPR genome editing technology succeeded in alleviating swelling and reducing the frequency of attacks for those with hereditary ...

Central Functions of Innate Immune Cells Discovered

Inflammation and increased mucus production are typical symptoms of worm infections and allergies. This immune response involves our innate immune cells, but their exact functions are not yet fully ...

Research Shows Care from an Allergist Results in Lower Health Care Costs for Children With Peanut Allergy

Care from an allergist is associated with a reduction in total health care costs for U.S. children with peanut allergy, new research ...

Children With Food Allergy-Related Anxiety Can Benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

A new study shows that targeted cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can significantly lessen food allergy-related anxiety (FAA) for both children and ...

Infants, Young Children Finally Get Relief from Eczema's Terrible Itch

The first study to treat moderate-to-severe eczema in infants and children 6 months to 5 years old with a biologic drug rather than immune-suppressing medications shows the drug was highly effective ...

Second-Hand Smoke a Possible Asthma Risk for Future Generations, Study Finds

Children are more likely to develop asthma if their father was exposed to second-hand smoke when he was a child, according to a new ...

Food Allergies Can Be Reversed in Mice by Targeting the Microbiome

People with serious food allergies face potentially fatal consequences if they're accidentally exposed to triggering foods. But tests in allergic mice show that swallowing a form of butyrate -- ...

Potential Long-Term Treatment for Asthma Found

A possible way to tackle one of the underlying causes of asthma has been developed. In tests in mice, the researchers were able to virtually eliminate asthmatic symptoms within two weeks and return ...


Ragweed Allergy: Aggressiveness of Pollen Is Determined by Its Place of Origin and by the Environment

The different geographic and climatic regions from which ragweed pollen originates, as well as the degree of environmental pollution, may influence the severity of allergic reactions such as hay ...

Early Exposure to Antibiotics Can Cause Permanent Asthma and Allergies

Early exposure to antibiotics kills healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and can cause asthma and allergies, a new study ...

Genetic and Molecular Insights Into Dangerous Tick Bite-Related Meat Allergy Revealed

Scientists have revealed the genetic and molecular structure of key molecules linked to the sometimes life-threatening mammalian-meat allergy brought on by tick ...

Mugwort Allergy: Study Creates Basis for Vaccine

A research team has discovered key mechanisms of allergy to pollen from the common weed mugwort, thereby also laying the foundation for the development of the world's first vaccine. Mugwort ...

Peanut Allergy Treatment Safest When Started for Infants Under 12 Months, Researchers Find

Researchers demonstrated in 2019 that pre-schoolers can safely overcome peanut allergies with a treatment called oral immunotherapy. Now they have evidence that the earlier pre-schoolers start this ...

Dietary Fiber in the Gut May Help With Skin Allergies

A new study exploring the emerging gut-skin axis has found that microbial fermentation of dietary fiber in the gut can protect against allergic skin disease. The research could potentially lead to ...

Targeted Micronutrition Ameliorates Allergy Symptoms

Micronutrient deficiencies can promote inflammation and render the immune system particularly sensitive to allergenic substances. In particular, iron deficiency signals danger to immune cells and ...

Food Allergy Is Associated With Lower Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

A new study has found that people with food allergies are less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them. In addition, while previous ...

Longer Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding Has Protective Effect on Childhood Asthma

A new study shows that a longer period of exclusive breastfeeding was associated with decreased odds of current ...

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