Gene therapy could give protection from severe allergies
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  June 11, 2017  
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 Gene therapy could give protection from severe allergiesGene therapy could give protection from severe allergies
 
A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.
 
 
 Scientists discover mechanism that provides potential new target for allergy treatmentsScientists discover mechanism that provides potential new target for allergy treatments
 
In news that may bring hope to asthma sufferers, scientists discover a mechanism that provides a possible new target for allergy treatments.
 
   Child's attendance in obesity therapy not necessary to achieve effective outcomes, study showsChild's attendance in obesity therapy not necessary to achieve effective outcomes, study shows
 
One-third of American children are overweight or obese, which is associated with serious health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma.
 
   NPS MedicineWise highlights importance of spirometry in COPD diagnosisNPS MedicineWise highlights importance of spirometry in COPD diagnosis
 
A new educational program on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), launched by NPS MedicineWise in March, includes a reminder on the critical importance of spirometry in diagnosing the condition, which is estimated to affect 1.45 million Australians.
 
   Adverse early life experiences and abuse may lead women to unnecessary, harmful surgeriesAdverse early life experiences and abuse may lead women to unnecessary, harmful surgeries
 
Mayo Clinic researchers report that women who suffered adverse childhood experiences or abuse as an adult are 62 percent more likely to have their ovaries removed before age 46.
 
 New breakthrough offers hope for allergy sufferers
 
New breakthrough offers hope for allergy sufferersScientists from The University of Queensland believe they have discovered a single treatment that could be a life-long cure for potentially fatal allergies such as asthma.
 
 
 Delayed food introduction may increase likelihood of allergy in later childhood
 
Delayed food introduction may increase likelihood of allergy in later childhoodDelaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods until after a baby's first year may increase the likelihood of a food allergy later on, according to new findings from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development Study.