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.

  • World Asthma Day is May 5, 2009 (the first Tuesday of May) - improve asthma awareness and care around the world
  • Obese children and adolescents are 26 percent more likely to have some kind of allergy, especially to food

  • Vitamin D Insufficiency Linked to Asthma Severity, Medscape:

  • Individuals with the lowest serum folate levels were 31% more likely to have atopy and 40% more likely to wheeze

  • ENT expanding into pulmonologists/allergists' domain:"Inclusion of Asthma in Otolaryngologic Clinical Practice" by ENToday

  • Easy Way to Ease Infant Immunization Pain: give the less painful vaccine first, most painful - last

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