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.

  • Baths With Diluted Bleach May Help Kids With Atopic Dermatitis. 90% of people with atopic dermatitis have Staph on their skin, compared to about 25% of general population

  • In Depth Report from America's Most Polluted Cities

  • California cities some of the most polluted in the U.S., air quality likely damaging the health of millions of people

  • Omega 3 and 6 oils unlikely to play an important role for primary prevention of allergic disease

  • Impaired TLR-2 expression may contribute to susceptibility to skin infections with S. aureus in atopic dermatitis

  • Adolescents with asthma ask "Why bother with our meds?"- 20% think meds unnecessary, another 18% not sure about benefit

  • Heterogeneity of asthma according to blood inflammatory patterns - difference between eos. and neutrophil patterns

  • Genes DPP10/ADAM33 increase asthma risk but genotyping of multiple polymorphisms in many genes will be needed to define a full genetic profile for asthma risk

  • HIV-infected infants have a normal immune response to childhood vaccines if HAART is started in the first year of life

  • "Rota and Pneumococcus Vaccine Success Stories: Pediatric Emergency Practitioners Wonder “Where Have the Kids Gone?”

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