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.

  • Latex allergy: the glove use test had a sensitivity of 81%, specificity of 90%. The nasal provocation test is more sensitive than the glove test for latex allerg (Allergy, 2009)

  • Children living in high- stress homes may be more at risk for asthma associated with environmental triggers

  • "A man went to Africa to become infected with a hookworm in an effort to cure his severe allergies and asthma"

  • "Are Indoor Pools Bad for Your Lungs?"

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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