Allergy

Two studies advance HIV prevention options for women

Two early clinical studies of novel HIV prevention products for women—the first combination antiretroviral (ARV) vaginal ring and a vaginal film—show the products to be safe and open the door to product improvements that ...

Mar 04, 2014
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Allergy to moistened wipes rising

More and more people are developing an itchy, painful rash in an effort to stay clean. A dermatologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says a preservative in many types of pre-moistened wipes is linked ...

Mar 04, 2014
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As one food allergy resolves, another may develop

Some children who outgrow one type of food allergy may then develop another type of allergy, more severe and more persistent, to the same food. A new study by pediatric allergy experts suggests that health care providers ...

Mar 02, 2014
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The nose knows in asthma

It has become increasingly clear in recent years that asthma comes in several variations, with different causes, different pathologies and different responses to therapy. These subtypes of asthma can be identified by knowing ...

Feb 19, 2014
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Prenatal vitamin A deficiency tied to postnatal asthma

A team of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) investigators led by Wellington V. Cardoso, MD, PhD, has found the first direct evidence of a link between prenatal vitamin A deficiency and postnatal airway ...

Feb 12, 2014
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