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American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
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Allergic Rhinitis

Asthma

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
National Institute of Health - Asthma Resources for Kids
Allergy and Asthma Network - Mothers of Asthmatics
Children: Is your asthma controlled? Take this test!
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Food Allergy

Current US Food Allergy Guidelines
Food Allergy Research and Education
Mothers of Children Having Allergies
Kids With Food Allergies
Traveling with Food Allergies
Medical ID Bracelet
Epipen
Auvi-Q

Sinusitis

Overview of Sinusitis
Sinus Rinse | Netipot - It works!

Venom Allergy (bee/wasp sting)

Stinging Insect Facts

Skin Conditions

Drug Allergy

Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders

Immune Deficiency

Immune Deficiency Foundation

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

University of Chicago - Celiac Disease Center

Catch up on the latest allergy news from MedWorm.com

A New, Large Study Finds Plasma Does Not Lower Risk of Dying from COVID-19
10/23/2020
This study had a large sample size and it showed that when plasma is infused in patients who have moderate COVID-19 (similar to severe in other countries), it did not reduce mortality or progression to more critical COVID-19,” Aparna Mukherjee, a scientist in epidemiology and communicable diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research and one of the co-authors of the study, said in an email response to questions. The results add to the continued debate over how useful convalescent plasma might be as a treatment for COVID-19. Convalescent plasma is one of the oldest therapies that doctors have used in treating infectious diseases, based on the idea that people who are naturally infected and recover will have a ready supply of the proper immune cells needed to fight off the virus...

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SHEA Updates Guidance for Health Care Staff With Hepatitis, HIV
10/23/2020
Career counseling recommended for those planning to conduct exposure - prone procedures (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
COVID-19 Vaccine Standards Questioned at FDA Advisory Meeting COVID-19 Vaccine Standards Questioned at FDA Advisory Meeting
10/22/2020
FDA advisers on Thursday heard calls for changes in how the agency plans to review applications for clearance of COVID-19 vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Remdesivir Is the First FDA-Approved Treatment for COVID-19
10/22/2020
On Oct. 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug for treating COVID-19. Remdesivir, an antiviral medication given intravenously, is now approved for anyone hospitalized with COVID-19. It works by blocking the virus’s ability to make more copies of itself. Earlier this year, the drug had received emergency use authorization (EUA), which falls short of approval but is granted during a public health crisis if there is encouraging data supporting its potential benefits. Approval means the drug’s maker, Gilead, provided more information to the FDA on the medication’s effectiveness and safety than was used to issue the EUA. “This decision by the FDA is a milestone in the treatment of hospitalized patients with COVID-19,” says Dr. Andre Kal...
Deaths After Flu Shots in S Korea Fan Fears, but Authorities Find No Link Deaths After Flu Shots in S Korea Fan Fears, but Authorities Find No Link
10/22/2020
Nine people died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, raising concerns over the vaccine's safety as the seasonal inoculation program expanded to head off COVID-19 complications.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
 
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