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.

  • Asthma, food allergies and anaphylaxis are more frequently diagnosed in females

  • Food avoiders in infancy have a higher risk of 'atopic march' and allergy to other foods ('food allergen march')

  • Asthma hospitalization rates increased with SABA prescription rates but fell with LABA prescription rates. African Americans were 6 times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma, greater risk with SABA, but lower with LABA

  • Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Food Allergy: Focus on Oral Tolerance - Medscape Food allergy affects 6% of children younger than 3 years of age and approximately 4% of adults in the United States. Food-induced anaphylaxis is the most common cause of anaphylaxis treated in hospital emergency departments.

  • Diuretics without a sulfonamide group (amiloride, eplerenone, ethacrynic, spironol., triamterene) safe in sulfa allergy

  • eNO measurement covered for asthma by BlueCross BlueShield, a health care insurer in Mid-Atlantic region USA

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