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Prenatal exposure to environmental contaminants not associated with asthma, eczema

April 17, 2015

Environmental chemical contaminants such as organochlorines and perfluorooctanoic acid were inversely associated with the development of childhood asthma and eczema, according to study results.

Lidwien A.M. Smit, PhD, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and colleagues analyzed 1,024 mother-child pairs from the INUENDO birth cohort study conducted between 2002 and 2012 in Greenland and the Ukraine. Pregnant women were recruited from 2002 to 2004, and follow-up was conducted when their children were aged 5 to 9 years.

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Grass pollen immunotherapy improves allergic rhinitis symptoms

April 17, 2015
The use of grass pollen in nasal allergen challenges proved effective in the treatment of allergic rhinitis symptoms and improved patients’ peak nasal flow…
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US Marshals seize unapproved prescription drugs for psoriasis, acne, eczema, other conditions

April 17, 2015
U.S. Marshals seized unapproved prescription drug products valued at more than $1.5 million from Stratus Pharmaceuticals in Miami, according to a press release from the…
Obama signs Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 into law Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Obama signs Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 into law

April 16, 2015
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of…
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Asthma rates similar for black youth in urban, rural settings

April 16, 2015
The prevalence for asthma was comparable among high school black students of similar socioeconomic status residing in rural and urban areas, according to study…
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VIDEO: Omalizumab potential option for virus induced exacerbations of asthma

February 25, 2015
HOUSTON —  The use of omalizumab appears to be a viable treatment for patients with virus induced…
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