Navigation Links
Dog ownership is associated with reduced eczema in children with dog allergies
Date:9/29/2010

Cincinnati, OH, September 30, 2010 Children with eczema, a chronic skin condition that often begins in childhood, have a greater risk of developing asthma and food allergies. The number of children with eczema is rising, but the reasons for this are unclear. A new study soon to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics examines the relationship between pet ownership and eczema. Researchers found that dog ownership among children with dog allergies may reduce the risk of developing eczema by age 4 years; cat ownership, however, may increase the risk among children with cat allergies.

Dr. Tolly Epstein and colleagues from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center gathered data from 636 children enrolled in the Cincinnati Childhood Allergy & Air Pollution Study (CCAAPS), a long-term epidemiologic study examining the effects of environmental particulates on childhood respiratory health and allergy development. Children enrolled in the study are considered at high risk for developing allergies because they were born to parents with allergies. The researchers focused on several potential risk factors for developing eczema, including dog and cat ownership. The children were tested for 17 separate allergies on a yearly basis from ages 1 through 4 years, and the parents completed yearly surveys.

The results provided interesting information regarding pet ownership. The researchers found that children who tested positive for dog allergies were less likely to develop eczema by age 4 years if they owned a dog before age 1 year. According to Dr. Epstein, "Children with dog allergies who did not own dogs were 4 times more likely to develop eczema."

Unlike dog ownership, cat ownership seemed to have a negative effect on children with cat allergies. "Children who owned a cat before age 1 year and were allergic to cats based on a skin allergy test were 13 times more likely to develop eczema by age
'/>"/>

Contact: Brigid Huey
journal.pediatrics@cchmc.org
513-636-7140
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The Rubit Dog Tag Clips Making Big Pet Store Sales, Everyday Dog Ownership Easier, Preventing Broken Fingernails.
2. Cannabis Medical Solutions Announces Plan to Franchise Ownership of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in California
3. R-Biopharm Group Purchases a Majority Ownership in Trilogy Lab, Expanding US Operations
4. Fathers incarceration associated with elevated risks of marijuana and other illegal drug use
5. TGen/Mayo Clinic/Arizona Cancer Center study finds gene associated with aggressive skin cancer
6. Sugary sports drinks mistakenly associated with being healthy, say UTHealth researchers
7. Cancer-associated long noncoding RNA regulates pre-mRNA splicing
8. Study Claims Flu Shots Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Attack
9. Strategy discovered to prevent Alzheimers-associated traffic jams in the brain
10. Compounds in non-stick cookware may be associated with elevated cholesterol in children and teens
11. Short nighttime sleep duration among infants, young children associated with obesity in later life
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... "Mississippi baby" an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was ... HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine ... than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence ... involved in the case. , "Certainly, this is ... medical staff involved in the child,s care, and the HIV/AIDS ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... For those students looking to bump up their grade ... spending more time in a library or study hall, ... research shows that students who were members of the ... their freshman and sophomore years had higher GPAs than ... that students with memberships stayed in school longer. An ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... of medical imaging far outweigh the risks when children ... The Right Radiation Dose. However, overuse and misuse of ... leading a collaborative effort to ensure a national protocol ... the Journal of Patient Safety , calls for ... Intersociety Accreditation Commission, and the Centers for Medicare & ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Many studies have shown that more severe illness and ... a secondary respiratory infection after developing influenza. Now, however, ... has determined that if you reverse the order of ... pneumococcus) may actually protect against a bad case of ... bacterial protein pneumolysin, which is described as a bacterial ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... the human brain operates much the same whether active ... a better understanding of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other ... million Americans. , In newly published research in the ... at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, determined ... rest is basically the same as that of a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find 2Health News:'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find 3Health News:Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym 2Health News:Mayo Clinic calls for standardization of safe imaging protocols for children 2Health News:Bacterial colonization prior to catching the flu may protect against severe illness 2Health News:Working to loosen the grip of severe mental illness 2
... such as high blood sugar and insulin, and low ... predict whether a woman will develop diabetes during a ... the current issue of the American Journal of ... of all women before pregnancy, particularly overweight women, could ...
... at Chicago are the first to use brain imaging ... function in children with pediatric bipolar disorder or attention ... the October issue of the Journal of the ... PBD and ADHD are very severe developmental disorders that ...
... has been the subject of many studies since its ... unclear picture of XMRV,s role in human disease. In ... of The Journal of Infectious Diseases , now ... XMRV and prostate cancer but not other links involving ...
... Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and the Society for Pediatric ... American Guidelines for Radiopharmaceutical Doses for Children. These ... by standardizing doses (based on body weight) for ... The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women ... breast cancer, even if a close relative has had the ... activity, maintaining a healthy weight and drinking alcohol in moderation, ... help protect against breast cancer in postmenopausal women, the researchers ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- ... drugs such as Aredia or Zometa to reduce or delay ... the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation and for a ... of the heart beat chaotically, causing blood to pool and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Metabolic status before pregnancy predicts subsequent gestational diabetes 2Health News:Brain imaging identifies differences in childhood bipolar disorder, ADHD 2Health News:New studies examine links between XMRV and human disease 2Health News:New studies examine links between XMRV and human disease 3Health News:SNM and Image GentlyTM launch initiative to standardize radiation dose in pediatric nuclear medicine 2Health News:SNM and Image GentlyTM launch initiative to standardize radiation dose in pediatric nuclear medicine 3Health News:Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds 2Health News:Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds 3Health News:Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke Risk 2Health News:Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke Risk 3
(Date:7/10/2014)... R.I. , July 10, 2014 CVS Caremark ... board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.275 ... dividend is payable on August 1, 2014, to holders of ... CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people ... pharmacy company in the United States . ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6k27gw/dental ) has announced the addition of ... Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Dental consumables ... to treat dental impairments, for tooth restoration and in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), ... AMGN ) announced today that they have launched ... new therapeutic targets and develop novel therapies for ... affects millions worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen collaboration brings together ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4
... NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 InstaCare Corp. ... prescription and non-prescription diagnostics, home testing products for ... direct to patient diabetes programs, and a leading ... technologies, today announced that the company,s Board of ...
... 2011 At the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, ... that based on a preliminary review of 2010 results, it ... more than $3.5 billion compared to 2009. Adjusted cash earnings ... the midpoint of the company,s latest forecast of $3.37 to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:InstaCare Corp. Announces 2011 Genstrip Guidance Report Penned by William Walling, CFA 2Watson Announces Preliminary Financial Performance for FY 2010 2Watson Announces Preliminary Financial Performance for FY 2010 3Watson Announces Preliminary Financial Performance for FY 2010 4
Storage temperature: 2 - 8C, linearity: 0 - 25 mg/dL, expected value: male: 3.5 - 7.0 mg/dL and female: 2.5 - 6.0 mg/dL. Available with calibrator and number of test 500....
Storage temperature: 15 - 30C, linearity: 0 - 20 mg/dL, expected value: male: 3.0 - 7.0 mg/dL and female: 2.2 - 6.2 mg/dL. Available with calibrator and number of tests 125....
The assay kit is for determination of uric acid in serum or urine. Wavelength: 600 nm. Linear range: up to 80 mg/dL....
Intended for the quantitative determination of uric acid in serum or plasma. Reaction: endpoint. Wavelength: 520 nm. Linearity: 20 mg/dL (1190 mol/L). Single vial, dry powder reagent....
Medicine Products: