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Food allergies increasingly prevalent in US children

October 31, 2017
BOSTON — The prevalence of pediatric food allergies in the United States has increased from 8% in 2009-2010 to 9.3% in 2015-2016, according to…

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Omalizumab improves asthma outcomes despite inconsistent adherence

October 30, 2017
BOSTON — Even if children are not fully adherent to treatment, those receiving omalizumab for the management of asthma have a significantly…

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Clinicians should recognize potential of childhood asthma as a lifelong burden

October 30, 2017
BOSTON — There’s a growing sense of a better appreciation of the implications of childhood asthma on adverse respiratory outcomes in…

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Exposure to elements carried by dogs may reduce asthma symptoms

October 30, 2017
BOSTON — Inner-city children with asthma, who are exposed to elements carried by dogs, such as bacteria, may have decreased symptoms and a…

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VIDEO: Telehealth, virtual assistants may help reduce administrative burdens of allergy practice

October 29, 2017
BOSTON — A significant frustration for allergists, and any physician, is the difficulty of making electronic health records work efficiently…

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VIDEO: New treatment developments on the horizon for acute hereditary angioedema

October 28, 2017
BOSTON — The landscape of hereditary angioedema and how it is diagnosed, assessed and treated has been ever-evolving and will continue to…

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VIDEO: New early peanut introduction guidelines must undo ‘years of misconceptions’

October 28, 2017
BOSTON — Physicians should not be afraid of the challenge of early introduction of peanut into an infant’s food intake, according to…

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Obesity, asthma create significant burden for school-aged children

October 27, 2017
BOSTON — School-aged children with both obesity and asthma miss more school, have higher expenditures and exhibit both poorer health and more…

‘Appropriate precautions’ allow children with food allergies to participate in Halloween activities

October 27, 2017
The activities leading up to Halloween, and the holiday itself, present added risks for children with food allergies, which clinicians should discuss…

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Pediatric eczema linked to severe asthma-related hospitalization

October 27, 2017
BOSTON — Although total immunoglobulin E levels were unrelated to severity of hospital stay, children experience increasingly intense hospital…

In the JournalsPerspective

Steroid inhaler use increases risk for hard-to-treat lung infections

October 20, 2017
Older adults who were treated for asthma or COPD with inhaled corticosteroids were twice as likely to develop nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary…

In the Journals

Vitamin D prevents severe asthma exacerbations

October 12, 2017
Vitamin D supplementation reduced the rate of asthma exacerbations requiring treatment with systemic corticosteroids, as well as exacerbations…

ACAAI annual meeting to showcase new discoveries, treatments

October 6, 2017
Healio.com/Allergy will present live coverage of the 75th American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting from Boston beginning…

In the Journals

Chronic respiratory disease deaths up almost 30% since 1980

September 27, 2017
The death rate from chronic respiratory diseases increased by nearly 30% in the United States between 1980 and 2014, although these trends varied…

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Children with asthma often prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

September 22, 2017
Health care providers in at least two European countries are often prescribing unnecessary antibiotics for children with asthma, according to…

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Epinephrine commonly administered by unlicensed school staff

September 20, 2017
CHICAGO —  As many as one in five anaphylactic events among children without known allergies are treated with epinephrine administered by…

In the Journals

Only 2% of oral food challenges result in anaphylaxis

September 15, 2017
Clinical low-risk oral food challenges present few risks in practice, with 98% performed without an anaphylactic event and 86% of challenges having

Dupilumab shows promise for uncontrolled persistent asthma in phase 3 trial

September 12, 2017
Results from the phase 3 Liberty Asthma Quest trial demonstrated that the investigational drug, dupilumab, reduced severe exacerbations and improved…

FDA claims EpiPen manufacturer ignored ‘hundreds’ of flaws

September 8, 2017
Earlier this week, Meridian Medical Technologies — a division of Pfizer and a manufacturer of EpiPen— received a warning letter from the…

FDA News

FDA approves food label linking peanut introduction to reduced allergy risk

September 7, 2017
The FDA announced today that, for the first time, it has approved a petition for a qualified health claim linking early peanut introduction and the…