• Vaginal birth, breastfeeding associated with lower allergic burden

    8 days ago - By Healio

    HOUSTON - Children delivered vaginally and those who were breastfeed had lower odds of developing allergies, according to study results presented at the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Scientific Meeting.
    “These results add to our growing knowledge about the impact of delivery mode and infant feeding mode on predisposition to allergic disease,” Stanislaw J. Gabryszewski, MD, PhD, of the division of allergy and immunology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, told attendees. “They suggest that vaginal delivery and breastfeeding correlate with
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  • Women may be more likely to have penicillin allergy

    8 days ago - By Healio

    HOUSTON - Women were more likely to have positive penicillin skin test results than men, according to findings presented at the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Scientific Meeting.
    Dayne Voelker, MD, of the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, explained during a presentation that previous studies have shown that women are more likely to have asthma and anaphylaxis, and that “women are at increased risk for adverse drug reactions, and we wanted to know specifically if that was the case in penicillin as well.”
    To determine if women were more
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