News Releases

The AAAAI informs the media about cutting edge research and new developments in allergic disease through news releases. In addition to consumer tips, monthly highlights of innovative studies from The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology are available. Following are links to recent and archived releases.

November 12 - JACI publishes results from oral immunotherapy study with omalizumab. First randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of omalizumab in patients with severe milk allergy.
October 27 - New asthma treatment strategy with omalizumab targets fall exacerbations before they begin. Researchers’ introduce biologic treatments for asthmatics prone to exacerbations.
October 21 - Stepping down asthma medications can be safe with appropriate guidance. New JACI study examines cost, safety of stepping down.
October 6 - JACI study shows vaccines seldom cause anaphylaxis. Only 33 cases in 25 million vaccines given.

September 28 - JACI Study: can allergy immunotherapy prevent asthma? Dresden study shows significantly lower rates of asthma in immunotherapy patients.
September 1 - Is Albuterol overuse a marker of psychological distress? NIH, ALA funded study reminds clinicians to consider depression when patients are quick to refill rescue inhalers.
August 11 - AAAAI announces support of Senate Bill to put lifesaving medication on airlines. Leading allergy organization advocates to put epinephrine on board.
July 14 - JACI study shows inhalers may not protect asthmatic children from pollution. Long-term, randomized, placebo controlled study examines lung
function and metropolitan air pollutants.

June 4 - Interim guidance on early peanut introduction and prevention of peanut allergy published by JACI. Document is a global collaboration to better inform healthcare providers regarding the potential benefits of early peanut introduction.
May 20 - AAAAI Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee responds to calls for asthmatic patients to be indiscriminately tested for peanut allergies. Misconceptions over asthma and peanut allergy study released at 2015 ATS Meeting need clarification.
May 5 - VA & Naval Medical Center study sheds light on nonadherence for asthma meds. Closing adherence and prescription gaps can prevent 4 million emergency department visits.
April 6 - Is urban living still an important risk factor for asthma? NIH funded study shows that among African American youth, asthma is as common in rural Georgia as it is in urban Detroit.
April 1 - AAAAI: penicillin skin testing needed to help slow the development of antibiotic resistance. Approximately 9 in 10 with suspected penicillin allergy have negative penicillin skin testing, and can receive penicillins safely.
March 3 - AAAAI installs New President at 2015 Annual Meeting. Robert F. Lemanske Jr., MD, FAAAAI is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the
UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

February 23 - Which common cold viruses trigger inner-city children’s asthma flares? Researchers identify common cold species present during asthmatic exacerbations, a first step towards improving asthma outcomes.

February 23 - Can early childhood allergies predict risks for asthma? Researchers identify children at risk for developing asthma by tracking their allergic patterns.

February 23 - Landmark study presented at AAAAI Annual Meeting paves way for food allergy prevention. LEAP study hints at new food allergy guidelines.

February 22 - Late-breaking peanut patch phase IIb trial results unveiled at AAAAI Annual Meeting. Epicutaneous Immunotherapy (EPIT) introduces new way to treat peanut allergies.

February 22 - Early-intervention leads to a high rate of peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT) success. Low doses of peanut early in life may lead to long-term allergy control.

February 22 - Three-injection immunotherapy for grass pollen well tolerated in teens. Three ultrasound guided lymph node injections safe in teens.

February 21 - Dust in Middle Eastern deployment area poses significant health risks to veterans. Reports suggest exposure to metals, minerals and microbes can cause lung injury.

February 21 - Research links infants’ microbiome to development of immune system, allergic diseases and asthma. Results from Detroit birth cohort first revealed at AAAAI Annual Meeting.

February 13 - Live attenuated flu vaccine appears safe for children with egg allergies and asthma. Research suggests health department guidelines may be overly restrictive

December 4 - AAAAI, VAMPSS applauds FDA’s new drug labeling requirements. Final rule makes risks more transparent for pregnant women.
November 18 - Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergies, especially for children prone to eczema
October 10 - Children with milk allergy may be at significant nutritional risks. Study shows milk allergy affects growth, vitamin D intake, and caloric intake.
September 30 - AAAAI & JACI: In Practice publishes first known study on food allergies and nannies. Nannies have “good grasp” of basic food allergies but some misconceptions are dangerous.
September 22 - Mayo Clinic study shows that Allergists improve patient care. Patients referred to Allergist/Immunologists by emergency dept. have better outcomes, identified triggers and surprising diagnoses.
August 15 - High rate of food allergies in inner-City children. NIH funded study finds 1 in 10 were allergic to milk, egg or peanut.
August 1 - CDC: Black children were twice as likely to have asthma. Silver lining shows fewer disparities for asthma attacks, hospitalization.
June 13 - Researchers find link between natural lotions, new food allergies. Lotion containing goat’s milk leads to goat cheese allergy.
June 11 - JAMA: Inappropriate allergy testing leads to inappropriate management. Paper ties back to AAAAI’s Choosing Wisely list.
June 6 - Inner-city newborns may benefit from exposure to dirt, dander and germs. NIH funded study shows potentially lower allergy, asthma risks.
May 13 - AAAAI Responds to the Third National Climate Assessment. Climate change can affect every aspect of allergen exposure.
April 14 - Immunotherapy Recommended for People Allergic to Insect Stings
March 1 - Among Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps, Women Have More Severe Disease than Men
March 1 - Patients with Allergic Rhinitis May Have Lower Risk for Heart Attacks
March 1 - Increased Consumption of Phytoestrogens Linked to Lower Incidence of Wheezing, Asthma and Allergy
March 1 - New Findings of the Benefits of Allergy Immunotherapy Show Implications for the U.S. Healthcare System
March 2 - Consuming Low Doses of Peanut after Being Desensitized with Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Can Produce Sustained Unresponsiveness
March 2 - Pairing Oral Immunotherapy with Biological Medication for Allergic Asthma Reduces Dosing-Related Side Effects and Time Needed to Reach Maintenance Dose
March 2  - Prior Food Allergic Individuals Could Be at Risk of Developing Eosinophilic Esophagitis to the Same Food
March 2 - Prolonged Avoidance of Peanuts after Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Reverse Its Effects
March 3 - AAAAI Releases Second List of Tests and Procedures That Are Overused to Diagnose and Treat Allergies, Asthma and Immunologic Diseases


December 13 - AAAAI Points to Appropriate Use and Benefits of Allergy Immunotherapy
September 23 - AAAAI Collaboration with UC San Diego and Boston University Publishes ‘Reassuring’ Data on H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Safety in Pregnancy
August 26 - New AAAAI Video Addresses Food Allergy Bullying
August 20 - New AAAAI Article for Meeting Planners: Education, Communication and Planning Needed to Safely Serve Food Allergic Attendees at Events
March 5 - Linda Cox Installed as President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
February 26 - Latest Research on Allergies, Asthma and Immunology Presented at 2013 AAAAI Annual Meeting
February 25 - Injecting Epinephrine into the Lower Rather Than Upper Thigh May Be More Effective in Overweight Children
February 24 - Biological Medication for Allergic Asthma Also Appears Effective at Treating Chronic Hives in Patients Not Successfully Treated with Antihistamines
February 24 - Food Allergies May Affect Children’s Growth
February 24 - Lower Rates of Allergic Disease Found in Children Born Outside the United States Appear to Reverse After Prolonged U.S. Residence
February 23 - Exposure to Certain Airborne Chemicals Linked to Immune System Effects and Asthma Diagnosis in Children
January 31 - New medical journal highlights clinical research and care for patients with allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders


July 19 - London Pollution May Worsen Breathing Problems for Some Olympic Athletes
June 21 - Composting and Food Allergies: Take Care of the Environment and Yourself
May 30 - Media Alert Regarding Obama Announcement on Asthma Disparities
May 24 - Nearly One in Four People Suffer from This Unwanted Summer Companion
April 4 - Some Tests and Procedures Are Over or Misused to Diagnose and Treat Allergies, Asthma and Immunologic Disorders
March 6 - A. Wesley Burks Elected President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
March 6 - U.S. hospitalization rates for angioedema continue to rise, exceed rates for other acute allergic reactions
March 5 - New medical journal to highlight clinical research and care
March 5 - The hygiene hypothesis: what do the Amish have to do with it?
March 4 - Asthma medications may not be as effective for overweight children with asthma
March 4 - Initiative seeks global accord on recognition and management of allergies, asthma and immune deficiencies
March 4 - One step closer to treatment for food allergy
March 4 - Patients with asthma don’t have more reactions during oral food challenges
March 3 - How common is newly acquired food allergy in children who received liver transplants?
March 3 - Pregnant women beware: smoke exposure may cause infant skin condition

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology