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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.
Food allergy caused by absence of beneficial bacteria in the gut

Food allergy caused by absence of beneficial bacteria in the gut

FDA expands approval of cystic fibrosis treatment to include pediatric patients as young as 6 years old

FDA expands approval of cystic fibrosis treatment to include pediatric patients as young as 6 years old

Creating a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa

Creating a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa

Researchers identify new clues on tissue damage in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

Researchers identify new clues on tissue damage in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

Newly discovered antibody broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus

Newly discovered antibody broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus

Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Novel insight could improve vaccines that protect pregnant women and newborns

Novel insight could improve vaccines that protect pregnant women and newborns

Developing new immunotherapeutic treatments for emerging viral diseases

Developing new immunotherapeutic treatments for emerging viral diseases

Electronic consultations in allergy and immunology may reduce need for specialist visits

Electronic consultations in allergy and immunology may reduce need for specialist visits

Children up to date on pertussis vaccine schedule have low risk of developing whooping cough

Children up to date on pertussis vaccine schedule have low risk of developing whooping cough

FDA authorizes marketing of first medical device for pain relief in adolescents with IBS

FDA authorizes marketing of first medical device for pain relief in adolescents with IBS

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

A novel approach to intraplaque mast cell characterization in atherosclerosis

A novel approach to intraplaque mast cell characterization in atherosclerosis

UA physician-scientist receives grant to study sleep apnea and heart health

UA physician-scientist receives grant to study sleep apnea and heart health

Young children with community-acquired pneumonia receive unnecessary tests, antibiotics

Young children with community-acquired pneumonia receive unnecessary tests, antibiotics

Scientists 'on the right track' toward universal flu vaccine

Scientists 'on the right track' toward universal flu vaccine

Study reveals novel indicator of protection against influenza virus infection

Study reveals novel indicator of protection against influenza virus infection

Young eczema sufferers infected with common skin bacterium are at higher risk of food allergy

Young eczema sufferers infected with common skin bacterium are at higher risk of food allergy

Treatment guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need to be reassessed

Treatment guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need to be reassessed

Human contact plays major role in the spread of some hospital-acquired infections

Human contact plays major role in the spread of some hospital-acquired infections