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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.
Sucking your baby’s pacifier could improve their health

Sucking your baby’s pacifier could improve their health

Pooled analysis of Intersect ENT's steroid releasing implants in patients after frontal sinus surgery to be published

Pooled analysis of Intersect ENT's steroid releasing implants in patients after frontal sinus surgery to be published

For wildfire safety, only particular masks guard against toxic particulate matter

For wildfire safety, only particular masks guard against toxic particulate matter

Researchers find no link between 'allergy friendly' dogs and lower risk of asthma

Researchers find no link between 'allergy friendly' dogs and lower risk of asthma

IDSA guidelines: Review by ID physician improves outcomes for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy

IDSA guidelines: Review by ID physician improves outcomes for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy

NIH researchers shed light on causes of HBV-associated acute liver failure

NIH researchers shed light on causes of HBV-associated acute liver failure

Study shows how pneumococci challenge the immune system

Study shows how pneumococci challenge the immune system

Small populations of normal T cells could modify disease severity in patients with XLP1

Small populations of normal T cells could modify disease severity in patients with XLP1

Trumpeted new Medicare Advantage benefits will be hard for seniors to find

Trumpeted new Medicare Advantage benefits will be hard for seniors to find

New single-dose antibiotic effectively treats uncomplicated gonorrhea infections

New single-dose antibiotic effectively treats uncomplicated gonorrhea infections

Common cause of sneezing and sniffling likely to shift northward under climate change

Common cause of sneezing and sniffling likely to shift northward under climate change

Study finds that thymus plays key role during normal pregnancy

Study finds that thymus plays key role during normal pregnancy

Scientists move closer to gonorrhea vaccine after large-scale proteomic study

Scientists move closer to gonorrhea vaccine after large-scale proteomic study

InDevR's new VaxArray to improve potency testing for measles and rubella vaccines

InDevR's new VaxArray to improve potency testing for measles and rubella vaccines

New multi-allergen test works just as well with dried blood

New multi-allergen test works just as well with dried blood

One type of Chlamydia protein manipulates human cells in two different ways

One type of Chlamydia protein manipulates human cells in two different ways

Oral antibiotic shows promise to cure uncomplicated gonorrhea

Oral antibiotic shows promise to cure uncomplicated gonorrhea

Researchers find no link between childhood vaccination and risk of allergy

Researchers find no link between childhood vaccination and risk of allergy

Researchers identify pathway to resolve allergic asthma

Researchers identify pathway to resolve allergic asthma

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Open enrollment and a midterm preview

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Open enrollment and a midterm preview