What to know about ZzzQuil

Related video Uses How to take ZzzQuil Side effects Precautions Who should avoid ZzzQuil? Is ZzzQuil addictive? Summary ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter nighttime sleep aid. The active ingredient in ZzzQuil is diphenhydramine, which is also the active ingredient in the allergy medication Benadryl. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that people commonly use to treat allergic reactions, […]

What are the benefits of neem?

Related video Benefits Uses How to use Risks Summary Neem is a natural herb that comes from the neem tree, other names for which include Azadirachta indica and Indian lilac. The extract comes from the seeds of the tree and has many different traditional uses. Neem is known for its pesticidal and insecticidal properties, but […]

Peanut allergy tolerance treatment may increase the risk of anaphylaxis

Related video What is oral immunotherapy? The treatment may not work in the ‘real-world’ ‘More allergic and adverse reactions’ Treating children who have a peanut allergy by gradually exposing them to increasing levels of peanut extract may actually increase their risk of allergic attacks, instead of inducing tolerance, warn researchers from McMaster University. The team […]

Sub-optimal food allergy knowledge and attitudes among restaurant staff

Related video A new study of restaurant staff reveals low levels of food allergy knowledge and negative attitudes about serving people with food allergies, while exploring key factors that might influence such knowledge and attitudes. Adrian Loerbroks of the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on […]

Newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate link between food allergy and eczema

Related video Scratching the skin triggers a series of immune responses culminating in an increased number of activated mast cells–immune cells involved in allergic reactions–in the small intestine, according to research conducted in mice. This newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate the relationship between food allergy and atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema), a disease […]

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

Related video Scratching the skin triggers a series of immune responses culminating in an increased number of activated mast cells — immune cells involved in allergic reactions — in the small intestine, according to research conducted in mice. This newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate the relationship between food allergy and atopic dermatitis (a type […]

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

Related video New data published this week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice suggests that oral immunotherapy is safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergies. The research, led by scientists and pediatric allergists at the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital, is the first to demonstrate the safety of […]

Fishy diagnostics for food allergy testing

Related video James Cook University scientists in Australia have found material commonly used for fish allergy testing is unreliable — potentially putting lives at risk. A team led by PhD candidate Thimo Ruethers from JCU’s Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) evaluated 26 commercially available fish preparations used for skin prick testing, the […]