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.

  • Allergen advisory labels: warnings included "may contain" (38%), "shared equipment" (33%), and "within plant" (29%). Nonspecific terms, such as "natural flavors" and "spices," were found on 65% of products. Many product labels have ambiguities that present challenges to consumers with food allergy.

  • Afamelanotide, a photoprotective drug, granted Orphan Medicinal Product for treatment of Solar Urticaria in Europe. Afamelanotide was approved in 2008 for treatment of erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). Solar urticaria affects approximately 3 per 100,000 people, as little as 5 minutes of sun exposure can cause hives

  • Travel Tips Checklist for Patients with Allergy And Asthma from ACAAI

  • Link between innate and adaptive immune system: Toll-like receptor 7 and 9 defects in common variable immunodeficiency

  • Increased urinary leukotriene E(4) excretion in obstructive sleep apnea due to obesity and hypoxia

  • The abstract submission site is now open for the 2010 AAAAI Annual Meeting, deadline is September 2, 2009

  • SpringerImages (biomedical) can be used for almost all noncommercial purposes, presentations, etc. &

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