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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.
Investigational RSV vaccine protects cattle from respiratory diseases

Investigational RSV vaccine protects cattle from respiratory diseases

Study: Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis more likely to miss days of work or school

Study: Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis more likely to miss days of work or school

Mite-proof covers may reduce severity of asthma exacerbations in allergic children

Mite-proof covers may reduce severity of asthma exacerbations in allergic children

New combination antibiotic therapy overcomes pernicious infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria

New combination antibiotic therapy overcomes pernicious infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria

Flu can cause worse symptoms in people with asthma, research shows

Flu can cause worse symptoms in people with asthma, research shows

UCLA researchers find ways to soften or stiffen up T cells for controlling immune response

UCLA researchers find ways to soften or stiffen up T cells for controlling immune response

Researchers investigate how farm environment provides protection against allergies

Researchers investigate how farm environment provides protection against allergies

Professional IPM no better in decreasing asthma in children than do-it-yourself mouse allergen reduction

Professional IPM no better in decreasing asthma in children than do-it-yourself mouse allergen reduction

Hormonal factors play role in making women more susceptible to asthma and allergies

Hormonal factors play role in making women more susceptible to asthma and allergies

Researchers develop skin tests, decision support tool to increase antibiotic use in hospitalized patients

Researchers develop skin tests, decision support tool to increase antibiotic use in hospitalized patients

New absorption technique helps improve quality of life for people with allergic asthma

New absorption technique helps improve quality of life for people with allergic asthma

Probiotic combination may help reduce hay fever symptoms, research shows

Probiotic combination may help reduce hay fever symptoms, research shows

Study offers hope of improved treatment for people with severe asthma

Study offers hope of improved treatment for people with severe asthma

New study finds huge problem of multi-drug resistant infections among children

New study finds huge problem of multi-drug resistant infections among children

Five simple tips to make life more pleasant during spring allergy season

Five simple tips to make life more pleasant during spring allergy season

NIH launches new study to test experimental vaccine that targets mosquito-transmitted diseases

NIH launches new study to test experimental vaccine that targets mosquito-transmitted diseases

Investigational malaria vaccine protects against multiple strains, study shows

Investigational malaria vaccine protects against multiple strains, study shows

UofL researcher receives NIH grant to study microbes responsible for protecting against malaria

UofL researcher receives NIH grant to study microbes responsible for protecting against malaria

New article provides thought-provoking view on the rise of allergy, autoimmune diseases

New article provides thought-provoking view on the rise of allergy, autoimmune diseases

New class of antibiotics effective in treating children with MRSA skin infections

New class of antibiotics effective in treating children with MRSA skin infections