My daughter was often taunted in preschool for being the kid who “can’t eat anything.” This used to really bother her until she met a little boy her age who literally can’t eat any food. Despite surviving on a diet of hydrolyzed formula, this boy plays, takes classes, and enjoys life. Now when kids tease her about her limited diet my daughter explains to them that she eats lots of food, but there are some kids who can’t eat any food at all, and that is OK too. … Read Full Post
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A recent survey published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology about the frequency with which children with allergies are bullied has sparked outrage and debate. According to the survey, a quarter of children, teens, and young adults report being teased, harassed, or bullied, reports MSNBC . Thirty-five percent of children over 5 reported such bullying, and among sixth through tenth graders, the number was even higher, at 85 percent.
Parkinson’s Disease: Excess of Special Protein Identified as Key to Symptoms and Possible New Target for Treatment with Widely Used Anti-Cancer Drug…
Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that the over-activation of a single protein may shut down the brain-protecting effects of a molecule and facilitate the most common form of Parkinson’s…
Celiac disease is not a classic food allergy, but it is a disorder of the immune system that is triggered by food. It is estimated that 3 million Americans have Celiac disease. The average length of time it takes for someone with Celiac symptoms to be diagnosed is four years.
A lot of us must have suffered from conjunctivitis in our childhood. Your eyes turn pink and you are supposed to wear glasses and avoid the sun. Unfortunately, unlike chicken pox this is not a one time disease; this can catch you more than once.
We often think of airway and skin reactions when we think of the symptoms of food allergies. But often overlooked is that your heart also experiences an allergic reaction. Mast cells are present in the heart muscles, and if you have heart disease, mast cells may also be present in plaques in your arteries. If you have heart disease, and even mild food allergies, talk to your doctor. It is important to let your cardiologist know about your food allergies, and to talk with your allergist about your heart. …
Chicago residents have been experiencing very high mold counts this September. Saturday mold counts hit 81,000, the highest count in five years, reports Medical News Today . Any mold count above 50,000 signals dangerous air quality – and the reported count is for outside air alone; inside counts could be even higher.
The use of a combination inhaler containing budesonide and formoterol as both maintenance and quick relief therapy (SMART) has been recommended as an improved method of using inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta agonist (ICS/LABA) therapy. Published double-blind trials show that budesonide/formoterol therapy delivered in SMART fashion achieves better asthma outcomes than budesonide monotherapy or lower doses of budesonide/formoterol therapy delivered in constant dosage.
Unlike last year's vaccine shortage and the prohibitive lines to receive vaccinations, this year flu vaccines were ready in abundance and in record time. In fact, as Fox News reports, many drugstores offered vaccines in conjunction with their back-to-school sales. Another difference this year is that the CDC is recommending everyone be vaccinated.
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