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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 (JACI) and The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice are available. Following are links to recent and archived releases.

2021
August 10 - Individuals With Well-Controlled Asthma Have Less Severe COVID-19 Outcomes Than Those with Uncontrolled Asthma
August 2 - Intimate Partner Violence Linked to Worsened Asthma Morbidity in Adults
June 17 - Less Than Half of Patients With Severe Asthma Seek Care
May 13 - Redesigned AAAAI Website Features Most Extensive Collection of A/I Resources
May 10 - Asthma Exacerbations Decreased in Certain Populations Following the Onset of COVID-19
April 13 - NIAID Study of Allergic Reactions to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Highlights the Allergist/Immunologist’s Expertise in Evaluating Such Reactions
February 26 - New Medication Reduces Asthma Exacerbations and Improves Lung Function in Patients with Severe, Uncontrolled Asthma
February 4 - Infant Diet, Eczema and Caesarean Section Birth All Impact the Gut Bacteria of Children
February 1 - Infants Experiencing Symptoms of Allergic Reactions to Food From Breastmilk May be More Likely to Develop Lingering Food Allergies to Certain Foods
February 1 - Study Finds Large Variability in Allergen Concentrations in Commercial Early Allergen Introduction Foods
February 1 - Wearing a Mask Does Not Affect Oxygen Saturation in Patients With or Without Asthma
February 1 - New Study Examines Allergic Reactions to Sunflower Seeds
February 1 - Ultraviolet Irradiation Units May Reduce Asthma Severity in Children
February 1 - Has the Prevalence of Peanut Allergy Changed Following Earlier Introduction of Peanut?
February 1 - Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Provides Desensitization to Peanut in Toddlers
February 1 - Transplant Patients with a Penicillin Allergy Label Experience a Higher Rate of Adverse Effects When Using Non-Penicillin Antibiotics

2020
December 16 - AAAAI’s School Asthma and Allergy Bill Passes the Senate
December 8 - Real-world Preschool Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Effective After One Year of Maintenance
December 3 - New Asthma Guidelines Published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, an Official Journal of the AAAAI
November 17 - AAAAI-Supported Food Allergy Bill Passes the House of Representatives
October 12 - COVID-19 Preventative Measures Associated With Reduced Asthma Hospitalizations
September 29 - AAAAI’s School Asthma and Allergy Bill Passes the House of Representatives
September 24 - COVID-19 Doesn’t Appear More Severe for Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis
September 10 - AAAAI and NASN Release Guidance on Managing Food Allergies in Schools During COVID-19
August 27 - The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and National Association of School Nurses Release Guidance on School Attendance, Asthma and COVID-19
August 17 - COVID-19 Symptoms at the Onset Differ From Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
August 6 - Aerobic Training May Improve Asthma Control and Reduce Frequency of Rescue Medication Use
July 6 - AAAAI Names Rebecca Brandt, CAE, as Executive Director Effective July 1, 2020
June 18 - Asthma Not Associated With Increased Risk of Hospitalization Among COVID-19 Patients
June 8 - Severe Skin Reaction May Occur with Use of Hydroxychloroquine
May 4 - Asthma and COPD Medication Adherence Has Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 28 - AAAAI/ACAAI Joint Task Force on Allergy/Immunology Practice Parameters and AGA Release Guideline on the Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
March 20 - Invasive Fire Ant Population Could Explain Why Some States Have Fewer Cases of Red Meat Allergy
March 20 - Muscle Protein That Prompts Allergic Reactions to Invertebrates May Also Cause Allergic Reactions to Fish
March 19 - Multi-food Oral Immunotherapy Found to Be Safe and Effective
March 19 - Patients with Food Allergies May be Susceptible to Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
March 18 - Even When Sedentary, Lung Function Drops in Healthy Adults After Exposure to Low Level Ozone
March 18 - Among Those Surveyed, One in Seven Peanut-Allergic Adults First Developed Symptoms in Adulthood
March 17 - Epinephrine Nasal Spray Demonstrates Bioequivalent Exposure and Absorption Rate Compared to Epinephrine Injectors
March 16 - Dr. Mary Beth Fasano Begins Term as 2020-2021 AAAAI President
March 4 - AAAAI Urges Patients on Montelukast to Contact Their Healthcare Provider
February 13 - Work-related Rhinitis Has Adverse Impact on Quality of Life and Work Productivity
February 5 - Racial Differences in Asthma Outcomes for Older Adults Persist Even After Controlling for Social Determinants
February 1 - What You Need to Know About the First Peanut Allergy Treatment Approved by the FDA

2019
December 4 - Early Introduction to Allergenic Foods Effectively Prevents Food Allergies in Some High-Risk Populations, Despite Poor Adherence
September 13 - AAAAI Addresses What Patients and Their Families Need to Know About Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)
September 4 - Long-Term Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Demonstrates High Safety Profile and Clinically Significant Desensitization
August 26 - Emergency Department Visits for Anaphylaxis Have Increased Since 2008
June 25 - Asthma During Pregnancy Remains Poorly Controlled in the United States
June 11 - Stocking Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Commercial Flights Found to be Cost-Effective
June 4 - New Study Sheds Light on the Challenges and Barriers of Severe Asthma Management
May 28 - Epinephrine Auto-injectors Retain High Levels of Epinephrine Years After Expiration Date, Study Finds
March 22 - AAAAI Installs New President, Dr. David Lang, at 2019 Annual Meeting
February 24 - Exercise and Sleep Deprivation Appear to Increase Likelihood of Allergic Reactions in People with Peanut Allergies
February 24 - New Phase One Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Trial Results in no Severe Side Effects, Including Anaphylaxis
February 24 - Egg Oral Immunotherapy Leads to More Rapid Egg Allergy Desensitization than Baked-egg Products
February 24 - Regular Consumption of Dietary Peanut Possible Years After Immunotherapy Trials
February 23 - Boiled Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Continues to Show Promise as a Safe and Effective Allergy Treatment
February 23 - Following Treatment with Oral Immunotherapy, Certain Egg Allergy Patients Likely to Consume and Tolerate Egg Five Years Later
February 23 - New Study Suggests Different Immune Outcomes Following Wildfires Compared to Controlled Burns
February 23 - Red Meat Allergy May Develop Due to Tick Saliva, Not Blood Meal Status
February 23 - Exclusive Breastfeeding for More Than Three Months May Decrease Risk of Chronic Eczema E
February 23 - Asthma Appears More Common in Opioid Dependent Patients
February 23 - Gene Expression During Anaphylaxis Differs Depending on Symptoms
February 23 - Sesame Now the Ninth Most Common Food Allergy in the United States
January 15 - New JAMA Report, Initiated by AAAAI and Others, Provides Recommendations for Evaluating and Managing Penicillin Allergy