Allergy and Immunology News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Children with eczema are 54 percent more likely to have ADHD

  • 20 percent of children in Western nations have atopic eczema by age 6

  • Anaphylactic reaction after the first dose of sublingual immunotherapy with grass pollen tablet

  • Sorbitan Sesquioleate (SSO), a Common Emulsifier in Topical Corticosteroids, May be an Important Contact Allergen

  • MMR-vaccinated children are less often hospitalized with asthma and use less asthma medication than unvaccinated children

  • Psoriasis Drug Raptiva (Efalizumab) Linked to progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in 3 Cases

  • Raptiva (Efalizumab) already has a black box warning about the risk of life-threatening infections, including PML

  • Efalizumab (Raptiva) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to CD11a, a component of LFA-1 (integrin)

  • "Hundreds of people on this 747 were about to release almond particles into the air at once & I'm allergic to tree nuts"

  • Headline of the day: "It can get nutty at 30,000 feet" - a comment on food allergies and airlines

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