Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Peanut nut allergy is a common problem. Many individuals with peanut allergy are afraid of an allergic reaction to tree nuts with about 35% reporting an unpleasant experience with tree nuts. According to a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, only seven percent of individuals with […]
Food Allergy and Serum IgG Tests Serum IgG tests are not useful to make a diagnosis of food allergy according to studies published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Food specific Serum IgG in blood tests shows that you were exposed to the foods in the past. High levels of serum IgG to […]
Short nighttime sleep duration in early childhood could be associated with ADHD according to a study published in the Journal Pediatrics. Short nighttime sleep duration can be considered one of the risk factors associated with hyperactivity.Powlin Manuel MD, MBA, MS.
ADHD in children can be associated with maternal smoking during pregnancy, according to a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Association. However, there are many other reasons related to ADHD in children.
Blood tests for early cancer detection Diagnosis of early-stage cancer by a blood test (liquid biopsy) is a promising technique, as reported in the journal Nature. The test looks for circulating tumor cells or DNA from tumors. Many malignancies, including lung and breast cancers, were detected early by the blood test. It will be an […]
New Treatment for Eczema Dupilumab is a monoclonal antibody which has proven to reduce up 75% of symptoms-score of itching in atopic eczema. Approved for adults in 2017 for treatment of adults with moderate to severe disease, Dupulimab has given physicians a new tool to treat the condition for which there was no satisfactory cure. […]
Reaction to tree nuts in those with peanut allergy People with peanut allergy often worry about their chance of an allergic reaction to tree nuts (almond, cashew, pistachio, pecan, hazelnut). Only 7% of the patients with peanut allergy developed an allergic reaction to tree nuts in when challenged with ingestion of tree nuts. The study […]
Peanut-allergic reaction due to proximity No reason to worry about peanut allergic reaction from proximity! Many parents are extremely concerned about the child developing an allergic reaction from being next to someone eating foods containing peanut. Recent challenge studies using peanut butter held 12 inches from a person with a peanut allergy did not provoke […]
Flumist: Flumist (live attenuated influenza vaccine) is back in the market after being banned last year. Availability of nasal inhalation should increase the participation of adults who are reluctant to takes shots. Live virus vaccine is not recommended for those with a weak immune system, pregnant women, adults with diabetes, and those with heart liver […]
Obesity increased the risk of death, according to a report published on the website of The British Medical Journal. Obesity with a BMI of more than 35 also increased the risk of declining kidney functions. Powlin Manuel MD, MBA, MS.