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Huge spike in measles cases in the US prompt immunization warning

With the introduction of a childhood vaccination program in 1994, measles was all but wiped out in the United States.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Our aging immune systems are still in business, but increasingly thrown out of balance

Stanford immunologist Jorg Goronzy , MD, told me a few years ago that a person's immune response declines slowly but surely starting at around age 40. "While 90 percent of young adults respond to most vaccines, after age 60 that response rate is down to around 40-45 percent," he said.


Related Topix: Medicine, Vaccinations, Health

Foster's Daily Democrat

Tips for choosing a doctor

Referrals from another physician or family and friends are a first step in choosing a doctor, but specialists advise doing some research to finalize your choice.


Related Topix: Medicine

Tue Aug 19, 2014

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

A rare birth disorder that dismantles a baby's immune system is twice as common as once believed, a new study of more than 3 million infants says.


Related Topix: UC San Francisco

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Ragweed season strikes again

David Swender, D.O. is a board certified Allergist/Immunologist with Oaklawn Medical Group.


Related Topix: Medicine, Tekonsha, MI, Calhoun County, MI, Pollen, Health, Conjunctivitis

Tue Aug 12, 2014

West Australian

Uncertainty over food allergy tests

Confusion about food allergy and intolerance is being fuelled by people self-diagnosing or using dubious tests such as hair analysis, according to a leading Perth immunologist.


Related Topix: Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Courier News

Healthwise: Poison ivy and summertime skin rashesHealthwise: Poison...

Healthwise: Poison ivy and summertime skin rashes Skin allergies especially to poison ivy have started to increase.


Related Topix: Weather

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Star Tribune

New relief from your allergies?

Every weekday at 8 a.m., the researcher climbs onto the roof of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh to check a Burkard Spore Trap.


Related Topix: Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Immunology, Biology, Science, Allergy, Health

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Tick bite causes meat allergy

Just when you thought the worst thing that could happen to a card-carrying Foodie was a gluten intolerance - bread and cheese-lovers will back me on this - now it seems there's an epidemic of meat allergy sweeping the country.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Immunology, Biology, Science, Medicine, Construction, Oil & Gas, Country, Energy, Lonestar, Lone Star Technologies, Epinephrine (generic), Epipen

WNYC-AM New York

Drugs for Ebola?

Television trucks outside Mount Sinai Hospital August 4, 2014 in New York after officials announced a male patient who recently traveled to West Africa is being tested for the ebola virus.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Thu Aug 07, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Get to the cause of that chronic cough

We've all been there a you get a constant nagging cough that you can't seem to control.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Asthma, Gerd

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Fox News

Convenient spray sunscreens may come with allergy risks

Let's go back to the basics. In the old days we had more ozone protecting us from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, wrinkles and of course skin cancers.


Related Topix: Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic), Skin Cancer, Cancer, Health, Food and Drug Administration

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Crain's New York Business

Brush may replace allergy pricks

Why it's hot : Immunovent has developed a less painful and possibly more accurate way to test for allergies using a brush to collect cells from inside the cheek or nose.


Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News

ACAAI offers practical solutions to improve asthma problem in older women

Women over the age of 65 face numerous barriers to good health: an increased risk for obesity , greater struggles against poverty and higher rates of asthma with worse health outcomes.


Related Topix: Medicine, Asthma, Health, Immunology, Biology, Science, Depression

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer

Now's the time to take steps to make sure that stinging insects don't ruin your next picnic or pool party, an expert suggests.


Related Topix: Immunology, Biology, Science, Medicine

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

AAAAI: CDC Data Shows Black Children Were Twice As Likely to Have Asthma

While disparities in asthma prevalence increased between 2001-2010, researchers found a silver lining after analyzing national data sets from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Female Baby Boomers with Asthma? You May Need Help

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Women over the age of 65 face numerous barriers to good health: an increased risk for obesity, greater struggles against poverty and higher rates of asthma with worse health outcomes.


Related Topix: Medicine, Asthma, Health, Arlington Heights, IL, Immunology, Biology, Science, Depression

Westport News

Allergist to speak at Westport Sunrise Rotary

Dr. Mitchell R. Lester , an allergist and immunologist, will speak about common misconceptions about allergies at the Westport Sunrise Rotary breakfast meeting on Friday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 a.m. at Bobby Q's Restaurant, 42 Main St. A Westport resident, Lester is a physician with the Fairfield County Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Associates practice, ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Westport, CT, Fairfield County, CT, Stamford, CT