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.

  • 32% of caregivers describe inappropriate home use of albuterol for asthma exacerbations

  • Hydroxyzine more effective than nonsedating antihistamines in suppressing histamine/allergen-induced skin reactions

  • RN directed a fraud scheme, gave allergy shots to 800 patients without credentials, gets 9 years in prison (PDF)

  • Abdominal ultrasonography useful as early diagnostic tool for acute abdominal attack in hereditary angioedema (HAE)

  • Exhaled nitric oxide level decreases after methacholine inhalation challenge

  • Patients hospitalized for acute asthma have poor perception of airflow obstruction

  • Only 39.7% of college students with food allergy avoided a self-identified food allergen. More than three fourths of college students with food allergy did not carry self-injectable epinephrine (EpiPen)

  • Dermatology Online Journal is a free open access journal supported by UC-Davis, Creative Commons license

  • FDA requires a black box warning for Chantix and Zyban for "Serious Mental Health Events"

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