The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) held their Annual Science Meeting Nov. 10-14, in Louisville, Kentucky. During the meeting, ACAAI shared the latest news on topics important to people with asthma and allergies.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is sharing the press releases from the meeting to bring you the latest research news.
Lowest Pollen Counts Occur Between 4 A.M. and Noon
Reducing your exposure to pollen is an important part of managing a pollen allergy. A recent study showed that pollen counts are lowest in the morning. Read the press release. (en español)
Only 52% of Adults with Severe Food Allergy Have Been Prescribed an Epinephrine Auto-Injector
One study found that many adults who need epinephrine auto-injectors for food allergy reactions don’t have immediate access to epinephrine. Many adults believe epinephrine can be harmful even though it’s safe and important for stopping a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Read the press release. (en español)
Even in States with Strong Stock Albuterol Laws, School Administrators Fear Liability
One in 12 children have asthma. This means most classrooms in the United States could have at least one student with asthma. These children need quick-relief asthma medicine, such as albuterol, to treat an asthma attack. Many states have laws that allow schools to keep stock albuterol on hand for children who don’t have their inhalers with them. Even though they are protected by Good Samaritan laws, many school staff and prescribing health care providers are afraid to stock inhalers in schools due to liability concerns. Read the press release. (en español)
Smartphones Are Reservoirs of Allergens According to New Research
Smartphones can carry more than just germs. They can also have higher levels of certain allergens, according to a new study. The study also looked at the best cleaners to use to remove the allergens. Read the press release. (en español)
New Study Identifies Sexual Activity as Asthma Trigger
Many types of physical activity can trigger asthma symptoms for many people. This study shows that sex can cause asthma symptoms much like exercise can. Read the press release. (en español)
CRISPR Treatment Slows Swelling in Hereditary Angioedema Patients
CRISPR genome editing showed improvement of hereditary angioedema in a recent study. All patients in the study had fewer attacks after treatment. Read the press release. (en español)
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