‘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…

Meeting News

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…

Meeting News

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…

Meeting NewsPerspective

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…

In the JournalsPerspective

Tezepelumab lowers asthma exacerbations vs. placebo

September 6, 2017
When compared with placebo, tezepelumab lowered clinically significant asthma exacerbations in adults with long-acting beta-agonists and…

In the Journals

Probiotic, peanut oral immunotherapy provides long-lasting clinical benefit

August 30, 2017
Combined probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy delivered long-lasting clinical benefit and long-term repression of the allergic immune response to…

In the Journals

Probiotics ineffective for preventing asthma, eczema in infants

August 29, 2017
The use of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, a probiotic, is unable to prevent asthma or eczema in children at 2 years of age when used in the first 6

In the Journals

COPD, asthma cited as important contributors to disease burden worldwide

August 25, 2017
In 2015, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contributed to 3.2 million deaths worldwide and asthma contributed to 0.4 million deaths. These…

FDA News

FDA approves QVAR RediHaler as maintenance therapy for asthma

August 7, 2017
Teva Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA approved QVAR RediHaler inhalation aerosol for the prophylactic treatment of asthma in patients aged…

Atopic dermatitis significantly impacts adults, AAD presenter reports

August 3, 2017
While atopic dermatitis is commonly diagnosed in infancy and early childhood, it can have a profound impact on adult patients, according to a…

In the Journals

Topical corticosteroid phobia in atopic dermatitis tied to nonadherence

August 3, 2017
Patients with atopic dermatitis reported topical corticosteroid phobia, which appeared to play a role in nonadherence to treatment, according to…

In the Journals

AAP: Education critical to distinguish pediatric food allergies from other conditions

July 31, 2017
Based on findings from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that outlined critical issues related to pediatric food…