Asthma & Allergy Headlines from AAAAI

If you haven’t been following the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology that wraps up today in Washington, I’ve got a quick roundup of some of the major headlines for you:

First, I hope you’ll check out yesterday’s post on cholesterol drugs lowering asthma hospitalizations.

Next, some good news is that newer asthma medications have resulted in better control in children today than a decade ago.

As for the bad news, doctors need better training in anaphylaxis and EpiPens and research suggests you might not want to rely on blood tests for food allergies in children.

Finally, the most exciting news I’ve read other than the statin-asthma combo in the first link: researchers including those at National Jewish here in Denver may have cracked the cure for a peanut allergy. (No, really. Check it out.)

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