Daily Archives: December 24, 2013

Allergic Diseases and Epilepsy – Severe Eczema 3.89 (OR)

Allergic disease is associated with epilepsy in childhood: a US population-based study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24251558 Previous studies using animal models suggest an association between allergic disease and epilepsy. We sought to determine whether allergic disease is associated with epilepsy in children. METHODS: … Continue reading

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Probiotics beyond Atopy

The immunomodulatory effect of probiotics beyond atopy: an update. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24256057 In the past decades, the theory of “allergen avoidance” was considered the standard treatment for preventing the onset of allergic diseases. Recently, the concept of “immune tolerance” has replaced this … Continue reading

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Asthma , Eczema and Schizophrenia

A population-based study of atopic disorders and inflammatory markers in childhood before psychotic experiences in adolescence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24268471 Schizophrenia is associated with atopy and increased inflammatory markers. We report a population-based longitudinal study of the associations between childhood atopic disorders, subsequent … Continue reading

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Infection during Pregnancy and Eczema

Febrile and gynecological infections during pregnancy are associated with a greater risk of childhood eczema. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24289194 BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence suggests that fetal exposures may exert long-term effects on the function of the skin and of the immune system. This study … Continue reading

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Antibiotics and development of Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever

Antibiotic exposure in the first two years of life and development of asthma and other allergic diseases by 7.5 yr: A dose-dependent relationship. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24299467 Abstract BACKGROUND: Antibiotic use in infancy disrupts gut microflora during a critical period for immune system … Continue reading

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Food Allergy – A Global Survey

A global survey of changing patterns of food allergy burden in children. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24304599 Abstract While food allergies and eczema are among the most common chronic non-communicable diseases in children in many countries worldwide, quality data on the burden of these … Continue reading

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Allergy and Depression

Atopic disorders and depression: Findings from a large, population-based study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24308896 BACKGROUND: Atopy, a common disorder characterized by a sensitivity to allergic reactions, affects a large proportion of the adult population and, as with depression, is associated with immune-inflammatory pathway … Continue reading

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Autism in Finland – Incidence

The incidence of diagnosed autism spectrum disorders in Finland. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24359461 Abstract Background: Previous reports indicate an increase in incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Aims: First, to assess the incidence of diagnosed ASD in children born between 1996 and 1998, … Continue reading

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Asperger’s shows Differing IQ – Implications for DSM5

A Meta-Analysis of Differences in IQ Profiles Between Individuals with Asperger’s Disorder and High-Functioning Autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24362849 A meta-analysis was performed to examine differences in IQ profiles between individuals with Asperger’s disorder (AspD) and high-functioning autism (HFA). Fifty-two studies were included … Continue reading

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