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.

  • How does exercise cause asthma attacks? Dehydration of the airways results in release of mediators.

  • Filaggrin gene defects increase the risk of developing allergic sensitisation, atopic eczema, and allergic rhinitis. Filaggrin gene defects are present in up to one in 10 western Europeans and North Americans

  • Company offers temporary tattoos to identify an allergy as in "I have a peanut allergy" and -- "Medical Tottoos used to quickly identify severe allergies" - for example, "Allergic to Tree Nuts"

  • Meaning of positive skin tests to foods? - a detailed answer by AAAAI Ask the Expert -- If you want to find the answer to your allergy-related questions, search AAAAI Ask the Expert (bottom of the page)

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