THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The idea behind immunotherapy for peanut allergy is appealing in its simplicity: Ask a patient to eat tiny amounts of peanut every day, and over time their immune system will become desensitized to it.
Unfortunately, this cure might be doing more harm than the allergy itself, a new evidence review suggests.
MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Allergic reactions to peanuts can be incredibly dangerous, causing the throat to close, the chest to tighten, and throw a person into life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
But researchers now believe they've found a way to head off that immune reaction by blocking the antibodies that cause it.
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval Thursday of the first generic versions of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. has pleased medical experts, who hope it will make the lifesaving medication more affordable and available.
"It's exciting for lots of reasons," said Dr. Michael Blaiss, executive medical director of the American College of Aller...
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee.
A lone star tick bite can cause a severe immune system response to red meat -- such as beef, pork and lamb -- said study lead author Dr. Debendra Pattanaik.
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children, a new study concludes.
"We found that infants, unlike older children, have a low-severity food-induced anaphylaxis, which should come as reassuring news to parents who are about to introduce their baby to potentially allergenic foods like ...
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Issues with cost or lack of training mean that more than half of U.S. adults at risk of a severe allergic reaction didn't use a lifesaving EpiPen or other epinephrine auto-injector during a recent attack.
That's the finding from a new study of more than 900 adults with potentially life-threatening allergies. The researchers said 52 percent ...
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of things grow in the spring, including your risk of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks. So people need to take preventive measures and know when to seek medical care, an emergency physician says.
"Spring tends to bring more people to the emergency department," Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Phys...
MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who are given antacids or antibiotics during their first 6 months of life may have a sharply higher risk for allergies or asthma, a large new study warns.
The finding is based on an analysis of health records of more than 792,000 children born between 2001 and 2013.
While the study does not prove that the medications cause all...