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.

  • Respiratory infections treated with macrolides or cephalosporines linked to increased the risk for atopic dermatitis

  • Children with allergic rhinitis had higher serum levels of leptin and lower serum levels of adiponectin

  • Thymocyte-expressed molecule involved in selection (THEMIS) - a previously unknown T cell-specific protein during late thymocyte selection and CD4 versus CD8 lineage choice

  • Inflammation: Finding the T in fat - adipose tissue from obese mice had more activated CD8 T cells but fewer CD4 cells

  • Promiscuous expression of tissue-specific antigens (TSAs) in the thymus is essential for self-tolerance

  • Doctor saves nut allergy sufferer on plane: "He doesn't carry adrenalin to inject himself – but he will do now."

  • An example of an allergy practice actively using social media -- Short allergy videos on YouTube from New England Allergy

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. Image source:, public domain.

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