Survey of school nurses underscores dire need to develop more feasible food allergy policies
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  April 3, 2018  
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 Survey of school nurses underscores dire need to develop more feasible food allergy policiesSurvey of school nurses underscores dire need to develop more feasible food allergy policies
 
Nearly all school nurses participating in a national survey (96 percent) reported that staff at their school received training on handling severe allergic reactions to food. Over 80 percent asserted that their school had an emergency epinephrine auto-injector on hand to stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
 
 
 Acid-suppressing medicines and antibiotics in infancy linked to later allergic disease riskAcid-suppressing medicines and antibiotics in infancy linked to later allergic disease risk
 
The use of acid-suppressing medications or antibiotics in the first 6 months of infancy was associated with an increased risk for the subsequent development of allergic diseases in childhood.
 
   Many parents still hesitate to try early peanut introduction, survey findsMany parents still hesitate to try early peanut introduction, survey finds
 
In January 2017 guidelines were released urging parents to begin early introduction of peanut-containing foods to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. A new study shows those who are aware of the guidelines are still hesitant to put them into place and not everyone has heard of them.
 
   Childhood Eczema and Mental Health: Where is the Link?Childhood Eczema and Mental Health: Where is the Link?
 
The link between eczema in childhood and mental health problems in later life has been the subject of research for many years. The effect is thought to be linked to the release of cytokines and is often more pronounced in females than males.
 
   New suggests different approach to eczema treatmentNew suggests different approach to eczema treatment
 
Eczema affects about 17 percent of children in developed countries and is often the gateway to food allergy and asthma, initiating an "atopic march" toward broader allergic sensitization.
 
 High-fat, high-cholesterol diet depletes ranks of artery-protecting immune cells
 
High-fat, high-cholesterol diet depletes ranks of artery-protecting immune cellsNew research from scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology shows how a diet high in fat and cholesterol depletes the ranks of artery-protecting immune cells, turning them into promoters of inflammation, which exacerbate atherosclerotic plaque buildup that occurs in cardiovascular disease.
 
 
 Novel vaccine technologies can help better prepare for future infectious disease threats
 
Novel vaccine technologies can help better prepare for future infectious disease threatsNovel vaccine technologies are critical to improving the public health response to infectious disease threats that continually emerge and re-emerge, according to scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
 
 
 Scientists develop novel assay for studying molecular determinants of bronchoconstriction/dilation
 
Scientists develop novel assay for studying molecular determinants of bronchoconstriction/dilationContraction and relaxation of smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts within the bronchial airways dramatically affects airflow, and being able to modulate these processes is critical for treating asthma and allergic responses.
 
 
 Using NObreath® FENO Monitor in Asthma Care
 
Using NObreath® FENO Monitor in Asthma CareA new method of asthma care through nitric oxide detection. When the airway becomes inflamed NO is generated in the lungs and then exhaled on the breath.
 
 
 Health Effects of a Gluten Free Diet
 
Health Effects of a Gluten Free DietGluten is a family of proteins that make up about 85% to 90% of the protein composition found in wheat, barley, rye and some other grains. It is made up of almost equal proportions of two types of proteins called gliadins and glutenins, of which each has many subtypes. Thus, the genetic diversity of gluten is staggering.
 
 
 Researchers reveal new molecular target to help ease asthma symptoms
 
Researchers reveal new molecular target to help ease asthma symptomsResearchers at UC Davis Health and Albany Medical College have shown that the protein vascular endothelial growth factor A -- or VEGFA -- plays a major role in the inflammation and airway obstruction associated with asthma.
 
 
 What is Hematidrosis?
 
What is Hematidrosis?Hematidrosis is a rare and unusual condition characterized by the excretion of blood through the sweat gland pores. It has been described in the Bible as occurring to Jesus Christ when he was praying in the garden of Gethsemane just before his arrest and subsequent crucifixion, and in the Middle Ages by the artist Leonardo da Vinci in a soldier facing battle.
 
 
 What are Regulatory T Cells?
 
What are Regulatory T Cells?T regulatory cells (Tregs) are a type of immune cell that suppresses potentially harmful actions of autoreactive T helper cells.
 
 
 What is gluten?
 
What is gluten?Gluten is a protein, found in some food grains that are commonly eaten. These include primarily wheat, barley and rye.
 
 
 Constipation in Babies
 
Constipation in BabiesBowel movements are completely essential parts of normal life.In infancy, a baby may pass 3 – 4 stools a day at first; however, this tapers to about 2 stools per day during the first year of growth.
 
 
 Getting better prepared to treat in-flight medical emergencies
 
Getting better prepared to treat in-flight medical emergencies"Ladies and gentlemen, is there a physician on board?" The flight attendant on a flight from Rwanda to Turkey made the announcement no one wants to hear, and Rachel Zang, MD, an Emergency Medicine resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, jumped into action.
 
 
 Quintupling inhaled steroid doses may not benefit children with asthma
 
Quintupling inhaled steroid doses may not benefit children with asthmaChildren with mild to moderate asthma do not benefit from a common practice of increasing their inhaled steroids at the first signs of an asthma exacerbation, according to clinical trial results published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
 
 
 ACC to introduce new clinical data tool for EMS providers
 
ACC to introduce new clinical data tool for EMS providersEvery day across the United States, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers triage and safely transport myocardial infarction (MI) patients to the hospital.
 
 
 Mice study illustrates potential risks associated with prion transmission
 
Mice study illustrates potential risks associated with prion transmissionFamilial human prion diseases are passed within families and are associated with 34 known prion protein mutations.
 
 
 Study: Soy-fed infants have differences in reproductive system tissues
 
Study: Soy-fed infants have differences in reproductive system tissuesInfants who consumed soy-based formula as newborns had differences in some reproductive-system cells and tissues, compared to those who used cow-milk formula or were breastfed, according to a new study.
 
 
 Tackling Hand Hygiene Barriers in Healthcare
 
Tackling Hand Hygiene Barriers in HealthcareHand hygiene is critical to preventing the spread of infection in hospitals. Current methods are outdated, and new technologies are expensive. Zoono's products offer an alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers that protect the skin's surface for longer.
 
 
 Migraine is Just like Asthma. No, Really.
 
Migraine is Just like Asthma. No, Really.As strange as it may seem, migraine should be treated similar to asthma. Both diseases present symptoms in need of immediate rescue, and both conditions aim to achieve the ultimate goal of disease prevention.
 
 
 Ginger: Health Benefits
 
Ginger: Health BenefitsGinger (Zingiber officinale) is a tropical plant with long green leaves and a thick underground stem or rhizome. It has a potent spicy fragrance and flavor and is widely used to add a piquant touch to curries, soups and beverages.
 
 
 Muscle Mass and Gravity
 
Muscle Mass and GravityAstronauts need to be constantly monitored in space, and understanding the changes that occur in zero gravity has long been a challenge for scientists.
 
 
 Phase I clinical trial of HIV vaccines to begin in the U.S.
 
Phase I clinical trial of HIV vaccines to begin in the U.S.A Phase I clinical trial testing the safety of vaccines that might have the potential to prevent HIV infection will begin this month at four sites in the United States, marking the latest step in a three-decade quest at UMass Medical School to harness the power of DNA vaccines in addressing a major global health threat.
 
 
 Passion Fruit Health Benefits
 
Passion Fruit Health BenefitsModern lifestyle diseases, such as obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS), may lead to many complications, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular disease. They also accelerate the aging processes. Appropriate dietary interventions may help to regulate glucose and energy metabolism, and thus improve the outcome for affected individuals.
 
 
 Gram Negative Bacteria
 
Gram Negative BacteriaGram staining is a type of differential staining used to distinguish between gram positive and gram negative bacterial groups.