Immunology

Flu Vaccine Doesn't Cause Reaction In Kids With Egg Allergy And Asthma

The children's flu vaccine doesn't trigger an allergic reaction in those with egg allergy, finds a study in The BMJ today, and it is also appropriate for young people with well-controlled asthma or recurrent wheeze. Evidence suggests that childr ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2015 - 8:59am

Another Cause Of Antibiotic Resistance- Old Nuclear Plants, Says Ecologist

While the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has prompted the medical community and media to educate the public to the dangers of misusing and overusing antibiotics but there may be more to the problem than medications- an ecologist is findi ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 24 2015 - 12:19pm

Bacillus Cereus Is Able To Resist Antibiotic Therapies

The bacterium Bacillus cereus had so far been considered to be exclusively endospore-forming. In response to harsh conditions, the bacteria form protective endospores enabling them to remain dormant for extended periods, then they reactivate to become full ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 1 2016 - 1:49pm

Zika Virus, With Potential Underdeveoloped Brains For Babies, Could Spread Rapidly Through The Americas

Imagine a virus so serious the government recommends that women stop getting pregnant. It exists, and it is now in Brazil, which is a big concern as the Olympics approaches. The Zika virus, native to parts of Africa and Asia, has been spreading locally am ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 15 2016 - 7:07am

Earlier Gluten Introduction Age Won't Prevent Celiac Disease, According To Position Paper

A new position statement goes contrary to the consensus and finds that the introduction of gluten into the infant diet, or the practice of introducing gluten during breast-feeding, does not reduce the risk of celiac disease in infants at risk. The stateme ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 19 2016 - 11:32am

A Way To 'Dial Down' Autoimmunity Without Compromising Immune Response

A new study shows how dangerous autoimmune responses, seen in diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis, might be "dialed down" without compromising the immune system's ability to fight viruses and bacteria.  The new study in Proceeding ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 19 2016 - 1:46pm

E-cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs And Dampens Immune System

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation, while at ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2016 - 10:21am

Omega-3 Fatty Acids In Raw Milk Reduces Asthma And Allergies, Says Study

Raw cow's milk has a higher content of Omega-3 fatty acids than does pasteurized, homogenized or low-fat milk, and epidemiologists are saying this explains why children who consume unpasteurized milk are less likely to develop asthma. ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2016 - 4:40pm

Taking Super Bowl Bets- On Getting The Flu

Cover your coughs in the Carolinas and don't double dip in Denver, because when your team is in the Super Bowl, health can wait. A new paper in the American Journal of Health Economics found cities with teams in the Super Bowl see a rise in flu death ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2016 - 7:43pm

Vibratory Urticaria Breakthrough: Genetic Cause Of Rare Allergy To Vibrations

Scientists have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration, also known as vibratory urticaria. Running, hand clapping, towel drying or even taking a bumpy bus ride can cause temporary skin rashes in p ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 4 2016 - 7:50am