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.

  • Higher incidence of pediatric anaphylaxis in northern areas of the United States.

  • Childhood Asthma Control Test cannot substitute for FEV1 and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) during follow-up

  • Cross reactions between birch pollen and peanut explain high sensitization rate to peanut where birch trees are common

  • The FDA is reviewing the combination of mometasone and formoterol for the maintenance treatment of asthma

  • Does nasal rinsing help against allergies? Yes, if your patient is willing to use it. Many patients dislike the method.

  • Rhinosinusitis: Saline sinus rinse recipe by AAAAI - PDF:

  • The concept of distinct types of helper T cells - Th1 and Th2 - was introduced in 1986. Interleukin-17 and Type 17 Helper T Cells - NEJM review

  • A nosebleed for 7 days. What is the cause? - A living leech!? -- Another cause of recurrent nosebleeds: Backpacker had 3-inch-long leech living up her nose - Telegraph

  • Intradermal skin testing on Flickr:

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