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.

Caregivers of asthmatic children had significantly more depressive symptoms than the age-specific normal population. Amongst caregivers of asthmatic children, depressive symptoms were represented amongst 39% of men and 33% of women.

Haemopoietic stem-cell transplantation with antibody-based minimal-intensity conditioning in primary immunodeficiency. Antibody-based minimal-intensity conditioning before BMT consisted of anti-CD45, alemtuzumab (anti-CD52), fludarabine, and cyclophosphamide.

Children who attend day care are no less likely to develop asthma symptoms later in childhood

Study: Traffic doesn't affect adults' lung health - Opposite results were published a few months ago...

Early food sensitization (S-IgE) at 3 -18 months associated with atopic dermatitis and asthma at the age of 6 yr. Early inhalant sensitization (S-IgE) at age 3-18 months did not increase the risk of later allergic disease.

Patient Q&A: More allergy shots? From Consumer Reports:

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