Scratching the skin primes the gut for allergic reactions to food, mouse study suggests

Scratching the skin triggers a series of immune responses culminating in an increased number of activated mast cells -- immune...

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Oral immunotherapy safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergies, study suggests

New data suggests that oral immunotherapy offered as routine treatment in a hospital or clinic is safe for preschool-aged children...

University of British Columbia

What the mystery of the tick-borne meat allergy could reveal

Unraveling why tick bites are suddenly causing a strange reaction in some people who eat meat could help scientists better...

The New York Times By Moises Velasquez-Manoff

Acetaminophen does not worsen children’s asthma symptoms

Over-the-counter pain reliever and fever reducer can be given safely to kids with mild asthma

Persistent childhood asthma sets stage for COPD

Lifelong attention may be needed to prevent worsening lung function

Obituary: Robert C. Strunk, professor of pediatrics, 73

Robert Charles Strunk, MD, a beloved and acclaimed pediatric allergist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died...