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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.

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Tips to avoid any risk of allergic reactions on Valentine’s Day

Tips to avoid any risk of allergic reactions on Valentine’s Day

Experimental antiviral prevents MERS-CoV in rhesus macaques

Experimental antiviral prevents MERS-CoV in rhesus macaques

FDA approves first oral immunotherapy treatment for peanut allergy in children, teens

FDA approves first oral immunotherapy treatment for peanut allergy in children, teens

Recent progress in TB diagnostics and prevention approaches offers hope for future

Recent progress in TB diagnostics and prevention approaches offers hope for future

Young sexual minority men do not fully understand their risk for HPV infection

Young sexual minority men do not fully understand their risk for HPV infection

Study to evaluate safety of PrEP and dapivirine ring in pregnant women

Study to evaluate safety of PrEP and dapivirine ring in pregnant women

New clinical trial to examine the safety of dapivirine vaginal ring and PrEP in pregnant women

New clinical trial to examine the safety of dapivirine vaginal ring and PrEP in pregnant women

New treatment approach for eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis

New treatment approach for eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis

Study may suggest new therapeutic approaches to control immune responses

Study may suggest new therapeutic approaches to control immune responses

Promising HIV vaccine fails in a large-scale clinical trial

Promising HIV vaccine fails in a large-scale clinical trial

FDA-approved OIT product marks major milestone in management of peanut allergies

FDA-approved OIT product marks major milestone in management of peanut allergies

UH professor examines life cycle of drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections

UH professor examines life cycle of drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections

Investigational HIV vaccine not effective in preventing HIV

Investigational HIV vaccine not effective in preventing HIV

Coronavirus taking an economic toll on China

Coronavirus taking an economic toll on China

No masking the best way to avoid the scary coronavirus: Wash your hands

No masking the best way to avoid the scary coronavirus: Wash your hands

State-purchased insurance plans improve HIV outcomes, save healthcare costs

State-purchased insurance plans improve HIV outcomes, save healthcare costs

Conceived through ‘fertility fraud,’ she now needs fertility treatment

Conceived through ‘fertility fraud,’ she now needs fertility treatment

Clinical trial to test safety, effectiveness of mAb against malaria in healthy volunteers

Clinical trial to test safety, effectiveness of mAb against malaria in healthy volunteers

Early life exposure to traffic-related air pollution may cause structural brain changes at age 12

Early life exposure to traffic-related air pollution may cause structural brain changes at age 12

NIAID officials describe steps to control coronavirus that recently originated in China

NIAID officials describe steps to control coronavirus that recently originated in China