Pregnant women with penicillin allergy label should be tested to reduce antibiotic exposure

It’s well known that 9 of 10 Americans who believe they are allergic to penicillin are not allergic. It’s also known that broad spectrum antibiotics are not as effective as penicillin and their use can increase antibiotic resistance. A new study being presented at this year’s American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual […]

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​​​​​​​Increased frequency of eating eggs in infancy associated with decreased egg allergy later on

Allergists and pediatricians have recommended since 2017 that parents start to introduce peanut product around the time their child begins solid foods to prevent peanut allergy. A new study being presented at this year’s American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting reveals that early egg introduction is associated with decreased egg […]

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D​​​​espite climate change, kids with asthma in Los Angeles didn’t have an increase in allergy diagnoses

Studies have shown that climate change has been partly responsible for longer growing seasons and larger pollen loads, leading to speculation of an increase in sensitizations to environmental allergens. A new study being presented at this year’s American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting followed 5874 kids with asthma in Los […]

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Four years after release of guidelines, parents still not informed about early peanut introduction

In 2017, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released guidelines to help parents introduce peanut products to their infants to prevent peanut allergy. A new study being presented at this year’s American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting reveals that although 58% of those surveyed reported their primary […]

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Just a game? Study shows no evidence that violent video games lead to real-life violence

Mass media and general public often link violent video games to real-life violence, although there is limited evidence to support the link. Debate on the topic generally intensifies after mass public shootings, with some commentators linking these violent acts to the perpetrators’ interests in violent video games. However, others have pointed out that different factors, […]

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