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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.
Combination therapy for rheumatoid arthritis may lead to higher remission rates

Combination therapy for rheumatoid arthritis may lead to higher remission rates

Cold plasma treatment could rid homes of allergens

Cold plasma treatment could rid homes of allergens

Meat allergy triggered by tick bites explained

Meat allergy triggered by tick bites explained

'As-needed' treatment OK for children with mild asthma

'As-needed' treatment OK for children with mild asthma

Hospital pharmacist-led approach can reduce antibiotic use

Hospital pharmacist-led approach can reduce antibiotic use

FDA approves novel device to treat symptoms associated with advanced heart failure

FDA approves novel device to treat symptoms associated with advanced heart failure

Study shows how cervicovaginal microbiome can elicit resistance to chlamydia

Study shows how cervicovaginal microbiome can elicit resistance to chlamydia

Scientists step closer to an Ebola cure

Scientists step closer to an Ebola cure

Study provides evidence that enterovirus may be a factor in acute flaccid myelitis

Study provides evidence that enterovirus may be a factor in acute flaccid myelitis

NIH-funded clinical trial will evaluate seasonal influenza vaccines with two experimental adjuvants

NIH-funded clinical trial will evaluate seasonal influenza vaccines with two experimental adjuvants

Kent State researcher receives NIH funding to teach children food allergy safety skills

Kent State researcher receives NIH funding to teach children food allergy safety skills

NIH awards $2.3 million for pilot project to develop opioid vaccine

NIH awards $2.3 million for pilot project to develop opioid vaccine

How to avoid and treat seasonal allergies

How to avoid and treat seasonal allergies

Lung mucosa plays big role in elderly's susceptibility to tuberculosis

Lung mucosa plays big role in elderly's susceptibility to tuberculosis

Blocking key mineral uptake could prevent gonorrhea infection

Blocking key mineral uptake could prevent gonorrhea infection

Drugmakers now ‘masters’ at rolling out their own generics to stifle competition

Drugmakers now ‘masters’ at rolling out their own generics to stifle competition

Primary DENV or ZIKV infection has no effect on course of secondary infection in macaques

Primary DENV or ZIKV infection has no effect on course of secondary infection in macaques

Study could open a new era in transplantation medicine

Study could open a new era in transplantation medicine

Sesame could be added to the list of allergens on food packaging

Sesame could be added to the list of allergens on food packaging

Rare immune cells may serve as 'periscopes' to monitor the body's immune status, study finds

Rare immune cells may serve as 'periscopes' to monitor the body's immune status, study finds