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.

Number of children with food allergies has gone up 18% and number seeking treatment at ER has tripled since 1993. 8.9% of U.S. children had experienced atopic dermatitis in 2007, compared with 7.9% in 1997. Food allergies in children, including peanut allergy, have increased by nearly 20% in the last 10 years

Hypersensitivity reactions to mAbs: experience with rapid desensitization to rituximab, infliximab, and trastuzumab

Psychological distress from food allergy: Maternal reports of child symptoms were higher than child self-reports

Familial atypical cold urticaria: Description of a new hereditary disease.

Add-on omalizumab is effective and well tolerated in children (6-12 years) with allergic asthma not controlled with ICS -- Yet, the FDA rejected its approval in this age group in November 2009.

High parental education protects children from non-atopic wheeze due to lower smoking and higher breastfeeding rates

A boy with severe food allergy and the dog who saved his life

RT @wheezemd "We knew it would happen. Onder Law Firm Offers Free XOLAIR Case Review"

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