New award will help research into immune system differences that trigger food allergies

Adora A. Lin, M.D., Ph.D., an attending physician in Children’s department of Allergy and Immunology, was awarded $240,000 to improve understanding of how children’s immune systems tolerate or react to certain food allergens–sometimes triggering a cascade of side effects that can be fatal. The three-year American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Foundation award […]

Where to go for gluten-free fast food

Fast-food restaurants for gluten-free food Chick-fil-A Arby’s Chipotle McDonald’s In-N-Out Burger Chili’s Burger King Are gluten-free options trustworthy? Summary Eating a gluten-free diet does not mean a person has to give up fast food. More and more major fast-food chains are now offering gluten-free options. Many fast-food chains specialize in breaded or fried foods, and […]

Peanut Allergy Vaccine Works — in Mice

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 — An experimental peanut-allergy vaccine proved effective in mice, researchers say. The vaccine protected allergic mice from reactions such as itchy skin and breathing problems when they were exposed to peanuts two weeks after their final vaccine dose, according to the University of Michigan researchers. The vaccine is administered by nose […]

Zyrtec vs. Claritin for treating allergies

Zyrtec vs. Claritin Comparisons with other allergy medications How do allergy medications work? Warnings Precautions Outlook Many people use antihistamines to treat allergy symptoms. Zyrtec and Claritin are two of the most popular brands, but which is best? Antihistamines can reduce allergy symptoms, such as watering eyes, itchy skin, hives, and swelling. They may also […]