An article in the U.S. News and World Report discusses research being done to investigate the increase in childhood allergies.
The U.S. News and World Report published an article revealing that, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 3 million children under 18 had a food allergy in 2007, an 18 percent increase since 1997. The article also reveals that researchers are working on new approaches to treating these allergies and their findings were presented this week at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Seattle. The findings show that there has been an increase in the severity of allergic reactions and that the method of exposure is also growing to include reactions induced from smell and touch. Fortunately, there on new treatments being discovered to combat allergies, including anti-IgE antibodies, a Chinese herbal remedy and immunotherapy. Read the full article >>