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.

2014
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

2013

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

2012

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
 

2011

August 8 - Ragweed Plants Packed with Pollen Are Back
March 21 - Expert Advice Regarding Misconception of Relationship of Iodine Tablets and Allergic Reaction
March 4 - Children with More Severe Eczema Less Likely to Outgrow Milk, Egg Allergy
March 4 - Could Differences in Lung Defects Be Linked to Gender?
March 4 - Asthma Associated with Increased Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease
March 4 - When It Comes to Certain Allergies, Birth Order Matters
March 4 - Could Rural Environment Protect Against Food Allergy?
March 4 - New Research Continues to Give Hope for Outgrowing Milk Allergy
March 4 - Study Refutes Relationship between Oral Contraceptive Use before Pregnancy and Respiratory Problems in Children
March 4 - Consumers Beware: There Is a Difference between Predicted and Actual Pollen Counts
March 2 - AAAAI Explains Distinction of Unapproved Drugs and the Components of These Products
December 14 - Deliver Breaking News on Allergic Disease from Orlando

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology