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Effective Vaccine Found For Dust Mite Allergy

House dust mite allergen is a common trigger of asthma symptoms in people with allergic asthma. Dust mites, tiny bugs which feed on scales of human skin, are important cause of allergic reactions. //The proteins present in the excrement of the mites attack the respiratory passages causing symptoms ...

Hope for Dust Mite Allergy Sufferers

Swiss biotechnology company Cytos has developed a vaccine for dust mite allergy sufferers.Dust mites found in ‘every home’ eat flakes of skin, in addition to other things//. They live in bedding, upholstered furniture and even stuffed toys. Allergies are reactions to the feces and body parts left ...

Sit 'n Sleep Refocuses on Consumer Sleep Health and Well-Being

...tress, sleep and overall health, the spots communicate two key messages: 1) The importance of Mattress Replacement ("Replace Every 8") due to the dust mite buildup, allergens and mattress breakdown that adversely affect one's health, and 2) Sit 'n Sleep's unique ability to scientifically evaluate one's bo...

Five Secrets Your Bed Won't Tell You

...ide the fluffiest pillows lurk microscopic allergy triggers, including dust mite droppings, pollen, fungal and mold spores and cat and dog dander. Trying to...y-filtration bedding is an effective and affordable solution to block dust mite droppings, pet dander, fungal and mold spores and other microscopic allerge...

Five Secrets Your Bed Won't Tell You

...ide the fluffiest pillows lurk microscopic allergy triggers, including dust mite droppings, pollen, fungal and mold spores and cat and dog dander. Trying to...gy-filtration bedding is an effective and affordable solution to block dust mite droppings, pet dander, fungal and mold spores and other microscopic allerge...

OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS Proven to Kill Demodex Mites

...-bin/prnh/20081203/LAW014 ) Recent reports suggest that the Demodex mite is a contributing factor to meibomian gland dysfunction, meibomitis, blepha...ical Relations, remarks, "Researchers have for some time considered Demodex mite infestation as a factor in meibomian gland disease. It is exciting to note ...

Asthma and Allergy Foundation Helps New First-Dad Keep His First Promise

... rigorous laboratory testing including a review of raw textiles, chemicals, dyes, stitching, stuffing and other materials. Testing also includes dust mite exposure measurements, washability and durability. "Real dogs can cause serious problems for people with asthma and allergies," according to ...

Indoor Allergy Week - Cleanaer™, the New Air Purifier that Helps Prevent Spread of the Common Cold While Removing Airborne Allergen

... Cleanaer™ is endorsed by Allergy UK for helping to remove house dust mite and cat allergen from the air. Independent laboratory tests show that once ...n content. Cleanaer is endorsed by Allergy UK for the removal of house dust mite and cat allergen, for a room up to seventeen cubic meters. This size is the...

Studies Reveal Every Homeowner's Dream: You Can Dust Less and Have a Healthier, Cleaner Home

...less and have a healthier, cleaner home environment. Household dust has been shown to be a major source of exposure to allergens such as fungi, dust mite debris, pet dander, chemical contaminants and possibly even cockroach and rodent waste. Reduced accumulation of dust in your home may lead to reduced ...

USPTO Issues Patent Embodying Methodologies for Abating a Broad Range of Allergens, Pathogens, Viruses, Bacteria, Odors and Volatile Organic Compounds.

...he effects of a broad range of pollutants using oxidants. The patent includes methods for abating pollutants, bacteria, viruses, mold, dander and dust mite allergens, funguses, as well as animal, chemical and smoke odors. In contrast with previous processes, there is a significant increase in efficacy acc...

Mom's Stress in Pregnancy May Up Baby's Asthma and Allergy Risk

...sues, community safety, relationship problems and medical issues were the most frequently reported negative events experienced by the mothers. Dust mite exposure was also assessed using samples obtained from the pregnant women's bedrooms. When the babies were born, a sample of cord blood was taken. ...

Mother's prenatal stress predisposes their babies to asthma and allergy

...researchers analyzed levels of maternal stress and mothers exposure to dust mite allergen in their homes while pregnant with respect to cord blood IgE expre...nced higher level stress even when exposed to relatively low levels of dust mite during pregnancy. This indicates that mothers stress during pregnancy magn...

Data Show Common Allergy Tests Are Not Interchangeable

...ecision-making process. When quantitative evaluation was performed, the Turbo-MP overestimated IgE levels for egg but underestimated levels for dust mite and birch pollen. Differences also were found between Turbo-MP and ImmunoCAP for milk, peanut and cat. The 3gAllergy Universal Module overestimated al...

Immune system pathway identified to fight allergens, asthma

...te allergic diseases and, potentially, inflammatory bowel disease. The Pittsburgh team incubated dendritic cells with cholera toxin and house dust mite allergens, finding that both substances induced significant secretion of c-Kit and IL-6, initial steps in a cascade resulting in the activation of T h...

20-City Zagat Survey(R) Guide Spotlights Outdoor Destinations and Offers Allergy Management Tips

...ldren. Nasal allergies refer to inflammation of the lining of the nose. Inflammation can be caused by allergies to pollen, animal dander, house dust mite or mold spores. People with nasal allergies tend to have stuffy, runny, and itchy noses, may sneeze a lot, or have red, itchy, watery eyes. Some peopl...

CleanRest(R) Announces a Groundbreaking Invention, The World's Cleanest Pillow(TM)

...MicronOne(TM) technology, completely block any form of micro-toxin and dust mite infestation and waste from ever entering the interior stuffing of the pillo...ting a weave so fine that no harmful micro-toxins or allergens such as dust mite waste, pet dander, mold or pollen can penetrate this clean barrier. Allergi...

Hurricanes Katrina, Rita Left Skin Rashes in Their Wake

...p papular urticaria and fiberglass dermatitis. The investigators never found the creature(s) responsible for the outbreaks, but they suspect that a mite infestation of the huts was responsible. "Some sort of bug was in the hut," Noe said. Whenever flooding or another disturbance to the ecosystem ...

Big Relief for Tiny Itch Mites Found in All Natural Spray Remedy

...ire/ -- A group of golfers received quick and very welcome relief from itch mite bites with a surprising natural remedy. Created by Earth's Balance, Golfers...reaks. Past states have included Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas. Itch mite season runs from now through November. For additional information on Golfe...

Clean to Ease Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

...acuum draperies often. -- Vacuum mattresses. Put zippered, allergen-proof coverings on your mattress, box springs and pillows to prevent dust mite allergens from escaping into the air. -- Have your air ducts professionally cleaned. This helps reduce the amount of dirt, pollen and contami...

Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

...llow-up, which included measurements of house dust mite and cat allergen in mattress dust samples, and dat...yze the interaction between exposure to house dust mite and cat allergen and prior allergic sensitization....ults showed no correlation between levels of house mite dust and BR among individuals with sensitization t...

Allergic Individuals Should Keep Away from Cats, Say UK Scientists

...can Thoracic Society. The study included measurements of house dust mite and cat allergen in mattress dust samples, and data on sensitisation to fou...ted. Our primary results showed no correlation between levels of house dust mite and BR among individuals with sensitisation to any of the four tested aller...

Fruit and Vegetable Diet 'could Prevent Asthma'

...hers, in places like Crete, do not. They looked at the incidence of asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, and of allergic rhinitis, caused by dust mite or pet allergies. Parents of the children, who were aged between seven and 18, were also asked how often they ate 58 foods in nine categories; ...

Unknown Sickness Kills US Honeybees

...e keepers and honey production. Bee keepers have reported a loss of at least half of their bee population. Sometime back, a parasite called varroa mite had devastated many beehives and their populations in US. Though such incidences are common occurrences, the current one seems to top it all. R...

Andhra Legislators To Undergo HIV Tests

... all 295 members of state assembly should undergo the tests to set an example for others. "It is the responsibility of every citizen to contribute his mite to prevention of the dreaded disease and the legislators should set an example by undergoing the HIV test," he said. Rajasekhara Reddy said ever...

Dust Mites Make Skin Lose Water

... behind these conditions. An enzyme present in mites causes the allergy, the researchers said. They exposed hairless mice to a solution containing the mite enzyme and found that as soon as the solution was rubbed, water loss was seen. "We observed in the mice transepidermal water loss, which is an i...

Now Single Jab Could Ward off Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever

...cutive of the charity Allergy UK, the new jab has the power to transform people's lives. In a trial, 20 men and women with asthma and house dust mite allergy were given the vaccine once a week for six weeks. Eight months later, symptoms in 17 of the 20 had all but disappeared. Tests showed the...

Anti-allergy vaccine based on 'hygiene hypothesis'

.... A previous study reveals drug’s efficacy against house dust mite allergy. The patients were without any symptoms for one year when the drug ...is currently testing the drug in over 100 people with hay fever, house dust mite allergy, and allergic dermatitis. The results are expected to be out in the...

Sanofi-Aventis sets the ball rolling for trials of H7N1 bird flu vaccine

...rain of bird flu virus had hogged the limelight and earlier research for vaccines had centered on this strain. Now, Scientists are contributing their mite to build a vaccine for a variation in the strain, so that they are geared up to tackle even a deadly outbreak....

Replacing Old Mattress, Adding Ventilation Reduces Mites

... In “Distribution and determinants of house dust mite allergen in Europe: The European Community Respira...oughout Europe and analyzed for the different dust mite allergens. A bed in each home was stripped of line... Researchers found that Der 1 and Der 2 dust mite allergens were detectable in 68% and 53% of all sa...

Medical Education in Australia Embroiled in Scandals

...s and provide better learning opportunities to general practioners. Doctors should be compensated with an extra financial bonus for contributing their mite in the rural areas. The doctors who are ready to retire should be motivated to stay on with incentives. Trained specialists who are working in God f...

Dust mites use Duvets as their Haven

...eria and fungal spores. In fact analysis of an 11-year unwashed duvet revealed over an ounce and a half of debris including skin scales and house dust mite faeces. In addition it was found that more than four in ten people do not wash their duvet every six months as against recommendations by experts....

Preventive Measures Proved Ineffective in Allergic Children

... According to a new research, avoiding house dust mite allergens from the time of birth was not prevented...study was designed specifically to test house dust mite (HDM) avoidance and dietary fatty acid modificatio...sthma and wheezing. Parents testing house dust mite avoidance were instructed to use both physical and...

The heat is on: Warm up time for Malaria’s clim

...sticide resistance, changing land use patterns and human migration. University of Michigan theoretical ecologist Mercedes Pascual, has contributed his mite to the team. The new study is slated to be published this week in the Online Edition of the National Academy of Sciences Though malaria has bee...

Art Attack: Doodling For a Cause!

...doodlers are being enticed to rub shoulders with the Who’s Who clan, to name a few- Rula Lenska, Ricky Gervais, and Helen Mirren, and contribute their mite for the third National Doodle Day on March 3. // This event is a fund raiser for the Epilepsy Action and The Neurofibromatosis Association, and ...
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