Allergies are more common in people suffering from psychosocial disorders

June 17, 2019

Seasonal allergies to different types of grass or tree pollen are more common in people with anxiety disorders, while patients with depression are more likely to suffer from perennial allergies triggered by allergens such as animal hair. 

Asthma and hay fever linked to increased risk of psychiatric disorders

March 10, 2019

A new study has shown that over 15 years, 10.8 percent of patients with allergic diseases developed a psychiatric disorder, compared to only 6.7 percent of those without allergies.  

Environmental exposures early in life modify immune responses

January 06, 2019

'There is strong evidence that different exposures early in life can alter the risk of allergic diseases.' A new Ph.D. thesis from the University of Eastern Finland shows that there is a link between immune responses and diverse early life exposures, such as obstetric factors, farm dust, and air pollution. This discovery could lead to the development of preventive strategies and treatment of these diseases. 

People with asthma at higher risk of becoming obese

December 16, 2018

A new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress shows that people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese

Using mice, researchers identify how allergic shock occurs so quickly

November 14, 2018

Researchers at Duke Health used mouse models to track how immune cells are triggered during anaphylactic shock and identified the immune cell that mines the blood for allergens to directly trigger inflammation.

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