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.

  • 4-year-old children diagnosed with asthma appear to have increased risk of injury over their peers

  • Hereditary angioedema with normal C1 inhibition: mutations in coagulation factor XII (Hageman factor) gene detected

  • Urticaria caused by antihistamines: report of 5 cases.

  • Perception of Breathlessness by a 3-Minute Respiratory Exerciser Test Predicts Asthma Exacerbations. Asthmatic patients with over-perception of dyspnea are at increased risks of unscheduled visits and hospital admissions

  • School staff more inclined to act based on perceptions of a child's asthma or children's reports rather than peak flow

  • How air pollutants act as an adjuvant for allergic sensitization and asthma. Particulate matter generate oxygen radicals capable of perturbing the redox equilibrium mucosal immune cells. Particulate matter exposure induces proinflammatory changes and proallergic effects in the respiratory tract.

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) is not an endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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