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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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NIH experts discuss a published case series detailing the symptoms and outcomes of monkeypox

NIH experts discuss a published case series detailing the symptoms and outcomes of monkeypox

Case report on the post-orgasmic illness treated with antihistamines

Case report on the post-orgasmic illness treated with antihistamines

New treatment may help counteract food allergies and inflammatory diseases in future

New treatment may help counteract food allergies and inflammatory diseases in future

New method helps identify which gut microbes most likely contribute to inflammatory diseases

New method helps identify which gut microbes most likely contribute to inflammatory diseases

Immune cells preferentially use cellular waste products to power their function

Immune cells preferentially use cellular waste products to power their function

BSACI develops a guideline for diagnosing and managing pollen food syndrome

BSACI develops a guideline for diagnosing and managing pollen food syndrome

Children hospitalized with COVID-19 commonly experience neurologic complications

Children hospitalized with COVID-19 commonly experience neurologic complications

UIC focuses on developing an antiviral therapy for filoviruses

UIC focuses on developing an antiviral therapy for filoviruses

Study aims to understand how female fertility is established at the molecular level

Study aims to understand how female fertility is established at the molecular level

Monoclonal antibody decreases asthma attacks by 27% in children and adolescents of color

Monoclonal antibody decreases asthma attacks by 27% in children and adolescents of color

Less than half of the YouTube videos on allergic rhinitis provide useful information, study finds

Less than half of the YouTube videos on allergic rhinitis provide useful information, study finds

BCG vaccine produces a "trained immunity response" which lasts more than a year

BCG vaccine produces a "trained immunity response" which lasts more than a year

Monoclonal antibody protects U.S. adults from malaria, Phase 1 clinical trial shows

Monoclonal antibody protects U.S. adults from malaria, Phase 1 clinical trial shows

Fruit fly genome contains whole genomes of a kind of bacteria, study finds

Fruit fly genome contains whole genomes of a kind of bacteria, study finds

Smaller lung airways in women can lead to a higher risk for COPD

Smaller lung airways in women can lead to a higher risk for COPD

Pediatric adjuvant formulation offers protection against RSV in newborns

Pediatric adjuvant formulation offers protection against RSV in newborns

Study: SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and biological sex of patients affect molnupiravir efficacy

Study: SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and biological sex of patients affect molnupiravir efficacy

NIH updates its strategic plan for hepatitis B research

NIH updates its strategic plan for hepatitis B research

Cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after exposure to avian coronavirus vaccine

Cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after exposure to avian coronavirus vaccine