immune system

Newborn screening for primary immunodeficiency diseases is a health priority
Newborn screening for primary immunodeficiency diseases is a health priority (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dr Jovanka King, a speaker at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia’s (RCPA) annual conference, ‘Pathology Update 2018’, will recommend that newborn screening is expanded to include testing for severe immunodeficiency diseases. Dr King will discuss her research on ... Read More »

Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents
Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents are reminded to talk with their doctor to ensure children are fully vaccinated following a review of vaccine-preventable deaths in NSW over the past decade. The review, ‘Child Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Infectious Diseases, NSW 2005-2014’, from the National Centre for ... Read More »

Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk
Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from Karolinska Institutet reveals that high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children’s blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years. The study is published in The Journal of ... Read More »

Baby’s Sex Plays a Role in Pregnant Women’s Immunity
Baby’s Sex Plays a Role in Pregnant Women’s Immunity (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women have claimed for years that their bodies react differently whether they’re pregnant with a male or female baby. Some studies suggest that a baby’s sex could play a role in why some women report differences with morning sickness, cravings ... Read More »

Oral Immunotherapy Is Safe, Effective Treatment for Peanut-Allergic Preschoolers
Oral Immunotherapy Is Safe, Effective Treatment for Peanut-Allergic Preschoolers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Nearly 80% of peanut-allergic preschool children successfully incorporated peanut-containing foods into their diets after receiving peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT), a clinical trial has found. Peanut OIT involves eating small, gradually increasing amounts of peanut protein daily. Low-dose and high-dose OIT were safe ... Read More »

How to feed a baby
How to feed a baby (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Breastmilk is the natural source of food for newborn babies and breastfeeding is recommended to keep them healthy (or failing breastmilk, formula). But just how long should a woman breastfeed (or give formula)? What other foods does a baby need ... Read More »

Month of birth impacts immune system development
Month of birth impacts immune system development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Newborn babies’ immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research. The research, from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Oxford, ... Read More »

Tackling the allergy epidemic
Tackling the allergy epidemic (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Allergic disease already affects one in five Australians, but experts warn this could rise by 70% to one in four by 2050 unless prevention strategies are developed now. In response to the dramatic rise in allergies and public health concern, ... Read More »

Immunotherapy showed promising antileukemia activity in pediatric patients
Immunotherapy showed promising antileukemia activity in pediatric patients (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers using patients’ own immune cells in an immunotherapy approach called “anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy,” achieved responses in children whose acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) had returned after a bone marrow transplant, according to preliminary results presented at ... Read More »

Protective properties of influenza vaccines
Protective properties of influenza vaccines (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Collaborating scientists from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified an important mechanism for stimulating protective immune responses following seasonal influenza vaccinations. The study was published in Science Translational Medicine, a ... Read More »

 
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