BSACI’s new guidelines enhance diagnosis and management of peanut allergy
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  October 11, 2017  
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 BSACI’s new guidelines enhance diagnosis and management of peanut allergyBSACI’s new guidelines enhance diagnosis and management of peanut allergy
 
A new guideline published recently by the Standards of Care Committee of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) aims to bring together the latest science in order to improve the diagnosis and management of peanut and tree nut allergy.
 
 
 Patients with documented penicillin allergy more likely to develop surgical site infections, study findsPatients with documented penicillin allergy more likely to develop surgical site infections, study finds
 
A study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators found that surgical patients believed to be allergic to penicillin were significantly more likely to develop surgical site infections than were patients with no documented allergy, a difference totally attributable to the alternative antibiotics used to prevent such infections.
 
   GW researchers receive NIH award to bring Zika vaccine trial to BrazilGW researchers receive NIH award to bring Zika vaccine trial to Brazil
 
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease of the National Institutes of Health awarded more than $2 million to a research team at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences to facilitate a Zika vaccine trial in Brazil.
 
   TTUHSC El Paso researcher receives $420,000 grant to study mosquito-borne Zika virusTTUHSC El Paso researcher receives $420,000 grant to study mosquito-borne Zika virus
 
Haoquan Wu, Ph.D., associate professor in the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the mosquito-borne virus Zika.
 
   Asthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirthAsthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth
 
Women with asthma suffer more often from preeclampsia (PE) and run a higher risk of giving birth to underweight babies. These and other complications during pregnancy and delivery can not be explained by hereditary or environmental factors, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.
 
 Antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic protects monkeys from infection, study shows
 
Antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic protects monkeys from infection, study showsUsing blood samples from an individual previously infected with Zika virus, scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed an antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic that protected monkeys from infection.
 
 
 Study to determine lowest dose of chemotherapy needed for babies with SCID
 
Study to determine lowest dose of chemotherapy needed for babies with SCIDMichael Pulsipher, MD, of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, along with co-principal investigator, Sung-Yun Pai, MD, of Boston Children's Hospital, has been awarded nearly $9 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the NIH to study a new treatment approach for babies born with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) which prevents the immune system from...
 
 
 Maternal immune activation linked to ASD symptom severity in children with autism
 
Maternal immune activation linked to ASD symptom severity in children with autismThe retrospective cohort study of 220 Australian children, conducted between 2011-2014, indicates that a "an immune-mediated subtype" of autism driven by the body's inflammatory and immunological systems may be pivotal, according to the University of Sydney's Professor Adam Guastella.
 
 
 GM mosquitoes can have altered microbiota that suppresses human malaria-causing parasites
 
GM mosquitoes can have altered microbiota that suppresses human malaria-causing parasitesWHAT: Using genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes to reduce or prevent the spread of infectious diseases is a new but rapidly expanding field of investigation.
 
 
 Losing sense of smell linked to dementia
 
Losing sense of smell linked to dementiaScientists have found that losing the sense of smell is an early sign that a person is at risk of development of dementia later in life. The study entitled “Olfactory Dysfunction Predicts Subsequent Dementia in Older US Adults,” was published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
 
 
 Eyes fixed on California as governor ponders inking drug price transparency bill
 
Insurers, hospitals, and health advocates are waiting for Gov. Jerry Brown to deal the drug lobby a rare defeat, by signing legislation that would force pharmaceutical companies to justify big price hikes on drugs in California.