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Allergy Presentations To The Emergency Department And Associated Factors

A study determines that to measure rates of parental-report of allergic disorders and ED presentations for allergic disorders in children, and to describe factors associated with either. Allergic disorders are common and increasing, especially in children. Allergic disorders consist of a wide spectrum of conditions, including rashes, atopic eczema, and most worryingly anaphylaxis. They represent an immune response to allergens, which are environmental substances that are normally considered harmless.

Novel Disease Mechanism in Chronic Smokers

Research published in the journal Clinical Science suggests that an immune signalling protein called interleukin (IL)-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease and this involvement reveals disease mechanisms of interest for developing more effective therapy for these hard-to-treat patients.

Facial Tumors Significantly Reduced By Using Rapamycin

A study declines that a critical issue for people with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), doctors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) reported that a skin cream containing rapamycin significantly reduced the disfiguring facial tumors affecting more than 90% of people with the condition. Findings of the multicenter, international study involving 179 people with tuberous sclerosis complex appeared. The study was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology.

Violence Against Women-Mitigation Policies in Sri Lanka

A systematic search for violence against women(VAW) legislation identified 124 countries/territories with some type of VAW legislation, of which only 28 mentioned the health sector. This is concerning as it is evident that women experiencing partner violence are more likely to make extensive use of health care services compared to non-abused women.