Sign up to our newsletter
and receive exclusive information and discount coupons straight to your inbox

News tag: allergy


Blood test indicates severity of food allergy

1 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Predicting reactions to peanuts is now easier with a newly developed blood test. Life-threatening reactions to peanuts and shellfish pose great danger, similar to allergies to cow’s milk, eggs and wheat. Currently, doctors use a skin prick test to detect allergies, measuring the levels of a protein called sIgE (allergen-specific…


Is nasal flu vaccine safe for kinds allergic to eggs?

27 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Live but inert influenza make up the nasal-spray vaccines, which are cultured in chicken eggs and contain traces of egg protein. "On the basis of this data, we do think the intranasal flu vaccine (LAIV) is safe in children with egg allergy," said Paul Turner, who led the new study.…


Children washing dishes by hand show stronger immune system

24 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Children who wash dishes by hand were linked to a lower risk of having allergies later in life compared to children whose families use machine dishwasher exclusively, new study suggests. Machine dishwashers bring convenience and consistent cleanliness in our lives, but having some germs on our dishes may prove beneficial…


Peanut-contaminated cumin results in FDA issuing allert

19 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People with peanut allergies should avoid cumin, as several shipments of the spice tested positive for peanuts not listed on the label, US Food and Drug Administration has warned. On Wednesday, the agency issued an alert saying that people allergic to peanuts or highly sensitive may be at risk of…


Color of your eyes reveal health problems

19 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Your teeth are not the only ones offering a glimpse into your general health. Eyes too, in addition to poetically mirroring your spirit, provide signals of your current health status. You can understand the nature of your ailment by examining the following conditions of your eyes. Bloodshot eyes – a…


People fearing penicillin allergy may be mistaken

10 Nov, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
When many Americans confidently check the box “allergic to penicillin,” they may actually be mistaken, according to a new research. In follow-up testing performed on patients who believed they were allergic to penicillin, the results show they were not at all allergic to the useful antibiotic. A study comprising of…


Peanut allergy may go into oblivion

6 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Scientists are one heartbeat away from extinguishing peanut allergy, after successfully removing 80% of the contained allergens. Preserving its natural taste, shape and texture, the researchers from the UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences managed to render a new type of peanut perfectly safe for the majority of the…


Billions in sales projected as Dupilumab treats chronic sinusitis

30 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
An experimental drug reduces congestion in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps, Sanofi and Regeneron said on Tuesday. The experiment shows promise for expanding treatment of the condition, where only few drugs were successful. The Dupilumab drug was injected to patients who had no response to intranasal corticosteroids,…