Immunology

Fighting dust-mite allergies with fish oil

Kids born to mums who'd taken high doses of fish oil in pregnancy were less likely to have some types of allergies, Adelaide researchers have found.

Health

Review: Little evidence on vitamin D-allergy association

(HealthDay)—Vitamin D supplementation seems not to prevent allergies in pregnant women, breastfeeding women, or infants, though there is very little evidence about the association between vitamin D and allergic diseases, ...

Immunology

The increasing rates of food allergy and food intolerance

In recent years, researchers have noted a significant increase in food intolerances and allergy. But when is it really an allergy? Is it possible to prevent by intervening in the first few months of life?

Immunology

New review: What to do to prevent food allergies in infants

With food allergies in children on the rise, parents often ask the question, How do I prevent food allergies in my baby? A new review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), based on the latest evidence, ...

Immunology

1997 to 2011 saw increase in allergies among US children

(HealthDay)—For U.S. children aged younger than 18 years, the prevalence of allergies increased from 1997 to 2011, with age, race/ethnicity, and income all affecting the prevalence, according to a May data brief issued ...

Immunology

Food, skin allergies increasing in children, study finds

Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big U.S. government survey found. Experts aren't sure what's behind the increase. Could it be that children are growing up in households so clean that ...

Health

ACIP announces recommended 2013 adult immunization schedule

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) announced its recommended 2013 adult immunization schedule that includes important updates to the pneumococcal, Tdap (tetanus, ...

Immunology

Food allergies? Pesticides in tap water might be to blame

Food allergies are on the rise, affecting 15 million Americans. And according to a new study published in the December issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, ...

Medications

Just-approved flu vaccine uses newer production method

(HealthDay)—Flucelvax is the first seasonal flu vaccine to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration using a manufacturing method called cell culture technology, the agency said.

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