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.

Levalbuterol versus albuterol: no clinical superiority was proven

Registration for the 2010 ABAI exams starts January 1st via the web portal

High-dose SLIT with 5 grasses (Oralair Grasses) decreases rhinitis symptoms from the first month of treatment forward. Oralair Grasses by Stallergenes includes 5 grasses: orchard, meadow, perennial rye, sweet vernal and timothy

Unilateral Rhinorrhea in Allergic Rhinitis Due to... Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak. The test of choice is taking some of the nasal drainage into a red-top tube and getting it tested for beta2-transferrin which is a protein found in brain fluid, but not in normal nasal secretions. Not all runny noses are due to allergies, especially if it is continuous and only occurs on one side

Antismoking drug Chantix has been linked to suicide but a new study shows that such risk is nonexistent or small

ABAI Board Review Course online and PDFs

100 Worst Cities for Fall Allergies

RT @AllergyZoneCEO: "Projected 20% growth in out-patient visits in next 10 years. 500M will be eVisits. Can Twitter play a role?"

In children with a cough that lasts more than 8 weeks, the most likely causes are allergy (?), reflux, and asthma

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