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 http://bit.ly/4sDzI9

Minority children less likely to take ICS for asthma, leading to more ER visits http://bit.ly/4jYelC

Subcutaneous heparin will induce skin lesions in about one in 13 patients, usually as a result of an allergic reaction http://bit.ly/VkKlb

Converting Advair to the equivalent Symbicort dosage - conversion table http://bit.ly/2fBQCr

Videos show T cells breaching the central nervous system's defences. http://bit.ly/EkC3N

Immunology flashcards http://bit.ly/2DanMh

CNN: "Are there any treatments for hyperthyroidism when patient is allergic to iodine?" http://bit.ly/3I2NSN - There's no true iodine allergy. "Asking a patient if he/she is "allergic to iodine" should be avoided because its significance is null" http://bit.ly/4Cu59e -- Allergic contact dermatitis from povidone-iodine: it is important to rule out false-positive patch test reactions http://bit.ly/20Y2Kf

Study tries to explain the relative immunity to H1N1 in people older than 60 http://bit.ly/3s2Kxg

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, weakens infants' immune responses to vaccines http://bit.ly/4CzhTU

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: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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