Researchers find increase in prescription of epipens for children with allergies
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  March 20, 2017  
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 Researchers find increase in prescription of epipens for children with allergiesResearchers find increase in prescription of epipens for children with allergies
 
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that prescriptions of adrenaline autoinjectors (commonly called 'epipens') for children with allergies have increased markedly in the last decade, with nearly four devices a year provided per child.
 
 
 Pre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates T cell response to Zika infectionPre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates T cell response to Zika infection
 
Although Zika and dengue are considered different virus "species," they are so closely related that the immune system treats Zika just like another version of dengue, report researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.
 
   Study finds direct link between specific inhaler errors and asthma outcomesStudy finds direct link between specific inhaler errors and asthma outcomes
 
A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice highlights important findings from the international CRITIKAL study (CRITical Inhaler mistaKes and Asthma controL).
 
   Urban living can worsen asthma in poor kids, study showsUrban living can worsen asthma in poor kids, study shows
 
Results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma.
 
   LJI researchers unravel molecular underpinnings of exhausted T cellsLJI researchers unravel molecular underpinnings of exhausted T cells
 
One reason we survive into adulthood is that cell-killing T cells usually recognize and eliminate cancerous or pathogen-infected cells.
 
 Natural immune molecule shows protective effect against Zika virus in mouse, monkey models
 
Natural immune molecule shows protective effect against Zika virus in mouse, monkey modelsA molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has found.
 
 
 Study: Investigational Ebola vaccine regimen induced immune response that persisted for one year
 
Study: Investigational Ebola vaccine regimen induced immune response that persisted for one yearA two-vaccine regimen intended to protect against Ebola virus disease induced an immune response that persisted for approximately one year in healthy adult volunteers, according to results from a Phase 1 clinical trial published in the March 14th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
 
 
 Georgia State professor receives five-year $4.1 million federal grant to develop drug targeting Ebola virus
 
Georgia State professor receives five-year $4.1 million federal grant to develop drug targeting Ebola virusDr. Christopher Basler, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, director of the university's Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Microbial Pathogenesis, has received a five-year, $4.1 million federal grant to develop a drug targeting Ebola virus.
 
 
 Leprosy Complications
 
Leprosy ComplicationsLeprosy, a disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, is fully curable if diagnosed and treated early, before permanent neurological damage sets in. The neuropathy that occurs in leprosy is the reason for the disfigurement and disability associated with the disease, but it is neither inevitable nor untreatable.
 
 
 How is the Contraceptive Implant Put in and Taken Out?
 
How is the Contraceptive Implant Put in and Taken Out?Among the different contraceptive methods which are long-lasting and reversible is the contraceptive implant. Here, a thin plastic rod impregnated with progestin is placed under the skin over the medial side of the upper arm.
 
 
 ASA encourages patients to take simple steps before surgery for safe outcomes
 
ASA encourages patients to take simple steps before surgery for safe outcomesIf surgery is in your future, it's never too early to prepare. Whether you're having an outpatient procedure or a major operation involving a hospital stay, the American Society of Anesthesiologists encourages you to take simple steps to be ready for the big day, starting with talking with your physician anesthesiologist, a vital member of your care team.
 
 
 Children with mild eczema unlikely to benefit from antibiotics, study shows
 
Children with mild eczema unlikely to benefit from antibiotics, study showsEstimates suggest that 40 percent of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics, but findings from a study led by Cardiff University suggest there is no meaningful benefit from the use of either oral or topical antibiotics for milder clinically infected eczema in children.
 
 
 Immune cells could be new target to treat type 2 diabetes, hypertension in overweight people
 
Immune cells could be new target to treat type 2 diabetes, hypertension in overweight peopleImmune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative study between The University of Manchester, Lund University and the University of Salford.