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One-third of asthma patients may be misdiagnosed

One-third of asthma patients may be misdiagnosed

About one-third of adults with physician-diagnosed asthma in the last 5 years may not have a current diagnosis.

News NIH releases addendum guidelines to prevent peanut allergies through early introduction

NIH releases addendum guidelines to prevent peanut allergies through early introduction

The NIAID has issued addendum guidelines regarding the early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants at risk for peanut allergies.

Healthday Food additives may affect recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Food additives may affect recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Participants underwent patch testing for food in an effort to examine whether food additives play a role in recurrent aphthous stomatitis etiology.

Healthday Prenatal fish oil supplementation may reduce asthma risk in children

Prenatal fish oil supplementation may reduce asthma risk in children

Supplementation during pregnancy was associated with reduction in risk of persistent wheezing and asthma in offspring.

Healthday Higher cured meat intake linked to worsening asthma

Higher cured meat intake linked to worsening asthma

Cured meat intake levels also had an indirect effect mediated by body mass index.

News FDA bans powdered surgeon's and patient examination gloves

FDA bans powdered surgeon's and patient examination gloves

The FDA has issued a final ruling to ban powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's glove.

Healthday Exposure to mold and dampness may increase risk of asthma and rhinitis

Exposure to mold and dampness may increase risk of asthma and rhinitis

Exposure during infancy was associated with increased risk up to 16 years of age, especially for nonallergic disease.

News CDC: Influenza vaccine rate low this season

CDC: Influenza vaccine rate low this season

Forty percent of people have reported receiving the flu vaccine thus far, including 37% of children.

News Report outlines strategy to improve food allergy safety in US

Report outlines strategy to improve food allergy safety in US

The Committee on Food Allergies concluded that the actual prevalence of food allergies is unknown due to misinterpretation of symptoms and lack of simple diagnostic tests.

Healthday Early peanut introduction may increase odds of successful oral food challenge

Early peanut introduction may increase odds of successful oral food challenge

Early introduction increased the probability of a successful oral food challenge.

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