Health

Being in the wrong place can set off an allergic reaction

Allergic reactions can occur without being triggered by an allergen such as grass or birch pollen—it is enough for the patient to be back in the same place where she was previously exposed to the allergen, as researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two drugs show promise against COVID-19

Korean researchers have screened 48 FDA-approved drugs against SARS-CoV-2, and found that two, that are already FDA-approved for other illnesses, seem promising. The FDA approval for other uses would greatly reduce the time ...

Immunology

Nasal smear as an allergy screening test

130 million people in Europe suffer from hay fever and other forms of allergic rhinitis. Until now, these conditions have typically been diagnosed using blood samples or skin prick tests. The latter method is often seen as ...

Immunology

Study finds probiotics help hayfever symptoms

Griffith University research indicates that patients suffering from allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever, can specifically benefit from probiotic supplements.

Immunology

The lungs never forget: Specialised T-cells remember allergens

According to a current study of the Medical University Vienna, specialised T memory lymphocytes in the lungs that react to inhaled allergens, cause attacks of allergic asthma. These T-helper 2-tissue resident memory cells, ...

Immunology

The best way to treat seasonal allergies

Spring welcomes warm weather and sun, but it also is the height of allergy season. Dr. Sanjiv Sur, an allergist at Baylor College of Medicine, explains the importance of managing seasonal allergy symptoms and the best methods ...

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