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The term allergy encompasses a wide range of conditions; it is not a disease in itself. In 1906 Clemens von Pirquet was the first to describe allergies as a changed or altered reaction of the immune system in response to exposure to foreign proteins. These days the term allergy – medically termed hypersensitivity, signifies an exaggerated reaction to foreign substances.
Oxidative stress plays key role in development of recurrent wheezing following viral ARIs in infancy

Oxidative stress plays key role in development of recurrent wheezing following viral ARIs in infancy

Cancer drug may help treat food allergies

Cancer drug may help treat food allergies

Complex malaria vaccine protects monkeys against virulent parasite strains

Complex malaria vaccine protects monkeys against virulent parasite strains

Scientists create graphene-based sensor to predict onset of asthma attacks

Scientists create graphene-based sensor to predict onset of asthma attacks

Researchers show how diesel fumes could potentially worsen underlying respiratory conditions

Researchers show how diesel fumes could potentially worsen underlying respiratory conditions

New, highly-detailed hay fever map of Britain may help allergy sufferers avoid hotspots

New, highly-detailed hay fever map of Britain may help allergy sufferers avoid hotspots

FDA-approved drug improves clinical outcomes among patients with rare immunologic disease

FDA-approved drug improves clinical outcomes among patients with rare immunologic disease

Researchers identify antibodies that hold promise as Ebola treatments

Researchers identify antibodies that hold promise as Ebola treatments

Major allergens strongly underrepresented in some immunotherapy against bee stings

Major allergens strongly underrepresented in some immunotherapy against bee stings

New research could be first step toward drug to treat Zika infections

New research could be first step toward drug to treat Zika infections

Scientists unravel mystery of T cell signaling process vital to immune response

Scientists unravel mystery of T cell signaling process vital to immune response

Scientists shed light on evolutionary history of multidrug-resistant enterococci bacteria

Scientists shed light on evolutionary history of multidrug-resistant enterococci bacteria

Zinc acetate lozenges may provide 3-fold increase in recovery rate from common cold

Zinc acetate lozenges may provide 3-fold increase in recovery rate from common cold

New findings pinpoint key feature of rare childhood disease that could help fast-track diagnosis

New findings pinpoint key feature of rare childhood disease that could help fast-track diagnosis

ER visits for allergy-induced asthma could increase among children vulnerable to climate change

ER visits for allergy-induced asthma could increase among children vulnerable to climate change

Mothers infected with malaria during pregnancy can alter infants’ immunity

Mothers infected with malaria during pregnancy can alter infants’ immunity

Testosterone protects males against developing asthma, research reveals

Testosterone protects males against developing asthma, research reveals

Scientists identify how key skin barrier protein drives development of eczema

Scientists identify how key skin barrier protein drives development of eczema

Pollen exposure can have negative effect on exam results of pupils with hay fever

Pollen exposure can have negative effect on exam results of pupils with hay fever

Phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of allergies among children

Phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of allergies among children