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About 1 in 3 American Adults Has an Allergy

26 January 2023
About 1 in 3 American Adults Has an AllergyTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- If it seems as though everyone you know struggles with some sort of allergy, new research suggests you are not mistaken.As many as 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 4 kids suffers from a seasonal allergy, a food allergy or eczema, the latest government data shows.Caused by a reaction to plant pollen, seasonal allergies were most common type of allergy in both kids and adults. Symptoms include sniffling, sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes.The study wasn’t designed to see if allergies are on the rise. Still, these conditions have become more prevalent according to previous reports, said study author Benjamin Zablotsky, a health statistician at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.About 19% of children and nearly 26% of adults were...

Siblings of Babies Who Died of SIDS May Also Face Higher...

26 January 2023
Siblings of Babies Who Died of SIDS May Also Face Higher RiskTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have long struggled to figure out what causes a seemingly healthy baby to die suddenly in the first year of life, with an array of possible genetic and environmental factors to choose from.Now a large, Danish study has found that in families where one child has succumbed to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a younger sibling’s risk appears to quadruple.“I am not very surprised by these findings,” said Dr. Michael Goodstein, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on SIDS, who reviewed the study.Goodstein, division chief of newborn medicine with WellSpan Health in York, Pa., noted that “other studies, including ones in the U.S. and the U.K., have shown a small but real increase in the risk of SIDS for...

Top FDA Official Involved in Baby Formula Debacle Resigns

26 January 2023
Top FDA Official Involved in Baby Formula Debacle ResignsTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official who has led the agency’s food policy efforts since 2018 announced his resignation on Wednesday.Frank Yiannas was also among the top officials leading the agency response to last year’s infant formula shortage."Today, I informed [FDA] Commissioner [Robert] Califf that I will be resigning my position as Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Food Policy and Response, effective February 24. I am honored to have served the American public, alongside each and every one of you, over these past four years," Yiannas tweeted.In his resignation letter, Yiannas noted he inherited a "decentralized structure" at the foods program and said it "significantly impaired FDA’s ability to operate as an...
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