If you are the first born in your family, you may be more likely to suffer from particular allergic conditions, according to new research presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).
An examination of 200 of the topselling cough and cold, allergy, analgesic, and gastrointestinal over-the-counter liquid medications for children finds that there have been high levels of variability and inconsistencies regarding medication labeling and measuring devices, according to a study in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Teachers and education support professionals are now able to get the information they need to help the growing number of students in America who have childhood asthma. The National Education Association, the NEA Health Information Network, and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc., have launched a free online training program that will educate members of NEA on how to help students better manage their asthma while at school.
Teens with food allergies are troubled by the social limitations of their food allergies, as well as the burden that this medical condition can place on others, according to the findings of a newly published study concerning the quality of life of American teenagers with food allergy.
Paul Ehrlich, MD, and Larry Chiaramonte, MD, are the authors of Asthma, Allergies, Children: A Parent’s Guide. Here are their answers to some of the most common questions they hear from parents asking about the problems that plague their children:
Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may have more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system.