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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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Study: Public reporting on aortic valve replacement outcomes has resulted in fewer surgeries

Study: Public reporting on aortic valve replacement outcomes has resulted in fewer surgeries

Survey provides clear of picture of how Americans are embracing healthy living

Survey provides clear of picture of how Americans are embracing healthy living

New microfluidic test can detect Lyme disease within 15 minutes

New microfluidic test can detect Lyme disease within 15 minutes

Structural biology reveals 3D structure of asthma-linked receptor

Structural biology reveals 3D structure of asthma-linked receptor

Simple measures to handle fall allergies in children

Simple measures to handle fall allergies in children

Cincinnati Children's receives NIH grant renewal for collaborative research into eosinophilic disorders

Cincinnati Children's receives NIH grant renewal for collaborative research into eosinophilic disorders

Household bleach decontaminates stainless steel wires coated with CWD prions

Household bleach decontaminates stainless steel wires coated with CWD prions

NIH grants boost rare diseases research efforts

NIH grants boost rare diseases research efforts

Prompt treatment can lead to improved outcomes for babies with hydrocephalus caused by toxoplasmosis

Prompt treatment can lead to improved outcomes for babies with hydrocephalus caused by toxoplasmosis

New test could improve outcomes for patients with sepsis

New test could improve outcomes for patients with sepsis

Fewer than half of U.S. adults get annual flu shot, shows study

Fewer than half of U.S. adults get annual flu shot, shows study

Study assesses treatment options in African Americans with poorly controlled asthma

Study assesses treatment options in African Americans with poorly controlled asthma

Study: Transmission of protozoan parasite may cause leishmaniasis-like symptoms in people

Study: Transmission of protozoan parasite may cause leishmaniasis-like symptoms in people

Texas Biomed researchers zeroing in on new way to target TB with $2.8 million NIH grant

Texas Biomed researchers zeroing in on new way to target TB with $2.8 million NIH grant

US Government to fund development of a 'universal flu vaccine'

US Government to fund development of a 'universal flu vaccine'

Brazilian researchers identify new species of parasite in fatal case of visceral leishmaniasis

Brazilian researchers identify new species of parasite in fatal case of visceral leishmaniasis

Mount Sinai researchers receive NIH award to develop universal flu vaccine

Mount Sinai researchers receive NIH award to develop universal flu vaccine

NIAID initiates new Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers program

NIAID initiates new Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers program

University of Georgia signs contract with NIH to develop advanced influenza vaccine

University of Georgia signs contract with NIH to develop advanced influenza vaccine

Uncovering new treatment targets for pulmonary inflammation in sickle cell disease

Uncovering new treatment targets for pulmonary inflammation in sickle cell disease