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.

ICS/LABA in COPD increase risk of pneumonia by 63%, viral respiratory infections by 22%, oral fungal infections by 59%. ICS/LABA did not reduce overall death rates in COPD compared to LABA alone

Minority children less likely to take ICS for asthma, leading to more ER visits

Subcutaneous heparin will induce skin lesions in about one in 13 patients, usually as a result of an allergic reaction

Converting Advair to the equivalent Symbicort dosage - conversion table

Videos show T cells breaching the central nervous system's defences.

Immunology flashcards

CNN: "Are there any treatments for hyperthyroidism when patient is allergic to iodine?" - There's no true iodine allergy. "Asking a patient if he/she is "allergic to iodine" should be avoided because its significance is null" -- Allergic contact dermatitis from povidone-iodine: it is important to rule out false-positive patch test reactions

Study tries to explain the relative immunity to H1N1 in people older than 60

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, weakens infants' immune responses to vaccines

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source, links, etc. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support. Image source:, public domain.

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