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.

  • Pine pollen has long been considered a non-allergenic pollen. Not anymore:

  • New term in food allergy: SOTI (specific oral tolerance induction) - promising therapy of IgE-mediated cow milk allergy

  • Early exposure to solid foods is associated with less eczema in children

  • The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) Impact Factor Nears 10

  • Many adults with asthma skipping flu shots (PDF)

  • Food Allergy Symposium will be front and center during the ACAAI Annual Meeting in November

  • Hives on Flickr:

Image source:, public domain.

There is a difference between pine allergy (pollen allergy in the early spring) and Christmas tree allergy (allergy to mold, in the winter). Dr. Allen Meadows explains the difference in this video for the ACAAI:

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