A Japanese research group found that a stepwise, two-dose introduction of heated egg powder from 6 months of age with extensive eczema treatment was more effective than placebo in the prevention of egg allergies in infants with higher risk. Food allergies are getting more and more common, and one of the most prevalent amongst them
According to a recent comprehensive cohort study conducted in Denmark, the influenza vaccine does not increase the risk of childhood morbidity in the children of mothers who received this vaccine during pregnancy. Children exposed during the first, second or third trimester had similar rates of hospitalization as children who were not exposed to the vaccine.
A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics observed a clinically significant association between exposure to mouse allergens and an increase in asthma symptoms as well as diminished lung function. Asthma is a pervasive health concern in the United States, however, asthma tends to disproportionately affect low-income groups and minorities residing