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Allergens widespread in US homes, NIH study finds

Allergens widespread in US homes, NIH study finds

Factors contributing to elevated bedroom allergen levels include presence of pets and pests, type of housing, and living in rural areas. Individual allergens vary by geographic area.

December 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
EpiPen not just for kids: Medicare spending for the drug up 1,100 percent

EpiPen not just for kids: Medicare spending for the drug up 1,100 percent

By Julie Appleby and Mary Agnes Carey Kaiser Health News Even as the cost of EpiPens dramatically rose, so too did the number of prescriptions written for patients in Medicare, sending spending by the program skyrocketing nearly 1,100 percent from 2007 to 2014, a new report shows. During the same period, the total number of […]

September 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Infant gut microbes linked to allergy, asthma risk

Infant gut microbes linked to allergy, asthma risk

From the National Institutes of Health Our digestive tracts are home to trillions of microbes—including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This microbial community, known as the microbiota, plays a role in illness and health. Scientists have suspected that infants’ gut microbiota could influence how their immune systems develop. A team led by Drs. Christine C. Johnson […]

September 20, 2016 | By | Reply More