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Flour, cleaning products top causes of occupational asthma in France

September 10, 2014

Flour and cleaning products were the main causes of occupational asthma in France, according to presenters at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Munich.

“This study has given us a detailed understanding of the occupational asthma cases in France,” researcher Frederic de Blay, MD, of University Hospital Strasbourg, said in a press release. “It helps to show us where people are being exposed to harmful agents and who is most likely to be affected.”

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Age associated with sensitivity type in pediatric patients with EoE

August 27, 2014
Aeroallergen sensitivity increased with age while food sensitivity decreased in pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, according to recent study results.S
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Racial disparity in pediatric EoE not as large as previously reported

August 26, 2014
White patients made up a slightly larger proportion of pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis compared with blacks, but not as large as previously reported…
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Allergens identified in subtropical grass pollen

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Major allergen components were identified in Johnson grass pollen in recent study results.“We implemented a strategy to reveal the repertoire of pollen allergens…

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