Antihistamines are one of the most widely taken medications worldwide, used to relieve allergy symptoms such as runny noses, sneezing and congestion. But new research points out that misconceptions around these common medications abound, leading to both misuse and overuse. A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal lists five facts to know about them: Antihistamines are widely … Continue reading Five things to know about antihistamines
Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered a function in the immune system that could hold the key to treating allergic conditions like asthma and stop life-threatening anaphylaxis. The process is driven by a protein in the body called neuritin. “We found this absolutely fascinating mechanism of our own bodies that stops the … Continue reading Novel solution for deadly allergies
Climate change is causing allergy seasons to start earlier, last longer, and be more intense, according to a new study from the University of Utah. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that pollen seasons in North America are, on average, starting 20 days earlier, lasting 10 days longer, … Continue reading Pollen likes the heat
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German study finds floor and kitchen staff poorly trained and suspicious of customer allergy claims. Natalie Parletta reports.
A mouse study finds that antibodies can be transferred to offspring by nursing mothers. Andrew Masterson reports.
A small study has sent peanut allergy into remission for years after treatment, but it’s not a cure just yet. Dyani Lewis reports.
At least half of all people with hay fever also have asthma – and allergens that trigger hay fever can trigger asthma attacks in people with allergic asthma.
For those with an extra-excitable immune system, a handy treatment may be round the corner – no worms required. Anthea Batsakis reports.
A particular pattern of bugs in month-old infants translates to a three-fold higher risk of developing allergic reactions by age two and asthma by age four. Amy Middleton reports.