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Psycho-Social Factors Influence How Teens Manage Allergies PDF Print E-mail
A survey of teens/pre-teens with food allergies and their parents indicates that social ramifications have much to do with how young people manage their illness as they approach young adulthood. The report, Parent and Adolescent Perceptions on Food Allergy, was presented by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology on March 11, 2003.
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Peanut-Allergy Therapy Trials Show Promise PDF Print E-mail
Researchers conducting a study of anti-IgE therapy in patients with peanut allergy have announced that the drug, known as TNX-901, significantly boosts patient sensitivity from half a peanut to almost 9 peanuts. This increased threshold, according to doctors, would likely protect against most allergic reactions due to unintended ingestion of peanut.
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Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy Safe for Pregnant Women PDF Print E-mail
Asthma therapy with the inhaled corticosteroid budesonide has been shown to have no negative effects on the outcome of pregnancy, according to a study in the April 2003 issue of Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI).
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Allergy Specialist Treatment Reduces Asthma Hospitalizations PDF Print E-mail
Asthma sufferers who regularly use inhaled corticosteroids and are under the care of an allergy specialist are less likely to need emergency hospital care for their disease, according to a study in the March 2003 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI).
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Parents Hesitant About Using an EpiPen PDF Print E-mail
Despite being well educated about anaphylaxis, parents often fail to appreciate the severity of allergic reactions, according to a study presented presented at the 60th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology(AAAAI).
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Food Allergy Prevention PDF Print E-mail
Nursing mothers can help prevent or delay food allergic reactions in high-risk infants through dietary modifications, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. High-risk infants are those who have someone in their family who has allergies.
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