Large international study finds new risk genes for hay fever
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  September 17, 2018  
  Allergy  
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 Types of Allergy TestsTypes of Allergy Tests
 
In the event of an allergic reaction, a range of tests are available to determine which substance is the primary cause. Various combinations of skin, blood or challenge tests may be used, depending on symptoms and the patient’s medical history.
 
   Study reveals new risk genes for allergic rhinitisStudy reveals new risk genes for allergic rhinitis
 
An international team of scientists led by Helmholtz Zentrum München and University of Copenhagen has presented the largest study so far on allergic rhinitis in the journal 'Nature Genetics'.
 
   Large international study finds new risk genes for hay feverLarge international study finds new risk genes for hay fever
 
In a large international study involving almost 900,000 participants, researchers from the University of Copenhagen and COPSAC have found new risk genes for hay fever. It is the largest genetic study so far on this type of allergy, which affects millions of people around the world.
 
 Four tips to help prevent fall allergy symptoms
 
Four tips to help prevent fall allergy symptomsYou've just gotten your summer routine dialed in, and you have to think about how to keep fall allergies at bay? Yes. But the good news is if you start planning now, your allergy symptoms will likely be much less severe, and you'll be able to enjoy the beauty the fall season brings.
 
 
 Children born by cesarean more likely to develop food allergies, shows study
 
Children born by cesarean more likely to develop food allergies, shows studyChildren born by cesarean, or C-section, more often develop food allergies. The opposite applies to very preterm children.
 
 
 Access to soil increases mice's resistance to allergic inflammations
 
Access to soil increases mice's resistance to allergic inflammationsWhen mice live in cages with an added earthen floor, it increases their resistance towards allergic inflammations. Close contact with micro-organisms in the soil triggers anti-inflammatory genes in the mice and stimulates their gut microbiota.
 
 
 Study finds new enzyme that lays foundations for allergic immune response
 
Study finds new enzyme that lays foundations for allergic immune responseWhile in search of the causes of allergies and asthma, a chance discovery has yielded new clues: researchers led by Dr Marcus Peters have ascertained that the enzyme guanylate cyclase in cells lays the foundations for the type of immune response.
 
 
 Using a fan to cool down can worsen allergies like hayfever
 
Using a fan to cool down can worsen allergies like hayfeverBritain is facing a heat wave this week with maximum temperatures hovering around 34C. This heat may make sleeping comfortably at night difficult. To combat the heat many people turn on their fans to cool down as they sleep. Mark Reddick, wrote for Sleep Advisor and explained how the use of the fans at night can have a negative impact on health.
 
 
 New article shines light on shared decision-making between allergists and patients
 
New article shines light on shared decision-making between allergists and patientsIf you and your doctor chat for a few minutes about treatment options for your allergy symptoms, is that considered shared decision-making (SDM)? It is not, according to a new article published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.