Kids who play in dirt face exposure to germs and parasites that can help reduce risks of suffering certain allergies and illnesses later in life. Early microbial exposures help our bodies to learn how to regulate inflammation, researchers say.
Researchers have found significant changes in the brain make up of fetuses and newborn rats exposed to allergens during pregnancy.
Researchers have successfully blocked an immune system protein with an antibody to stop itching associated with poison ivy contact.
Study reveals how some chemicals in popular cosmetics and skin lotions displace lipids in skin cells, triggering allergic contact dermatitis.
Sleep loss leads to negativity bias, negative mood and impaired emotional regulation.
Depression during pregnancy can directly influence the development of the immune system in children. Children whose mothers reported symptoms of prenatal depression had lower levels of immunoglobulin A in their guts. Lower immunity placed babies at risk of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, as well as allergies and asthma. Additionally, children may face an increased risk of depression, obesity, and autoimmune diseases as they age.
A new study reveals a link between food allergies and relapses in Multiple Sclerosis.
Researchers have identified a receptor protein that regulates immune response intensity in response to allergens.
Researchers have identified an association between antibiotics administered to children aged two and under, and an increased risk of ongoing conditions ranging from ADHD to obesity. Children exposed to numerous courses of antibiotics as toddlers were more likely to be diagnosed with continuous conditions later in childhood. The study speculates that while antibiotics may only have a transient effect on the developing microbiome, this may have an impact on long-term illness.