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.

  • ICS/LABA Have Changed Childhood Asthma: less oral steroids, higher FEV1, less albuterol, fewer intubations

  • Most physicians who prescribe EpiPen have not told patients how to use them, unable to operate one successfully

  • Travel and food allergy: 80% of families with food allergies avoided cruises. Travel and food allergy: 90% of families with food allergies have not left the U.S

  • Headline of the day: "Sesame Allergies on the Rise in U.S.: Blame the hummus!"-- sesame allergy has increased more than any other food allergy over the past 10-20 years, now among the most common. "Sesame is now clearly one of the six or seven most common food allergens in the U.S." 70% of the patients allergic to sesame were also allergic to tree nuts, while 65% were allergic to peanuts

  • Baxter is testing subcutaneous IVIG with hyaluronidase to improve absorption in primary immunodeficiency

  • Differentiating COPD from asthma in clinical practice: why, why not and how? and

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