Early Egg Exposure May Not Reduce Risk of Egg Allergy in Infants with Maternal History of Eczema

Last Updated: 2017-12-31  ::

Many parents avoid exposing high-risk babies to eggs and other common food allergens for fear that early exposure may increase the chance of developing allergies. This study found that early oral raw egg exposure may not reduce the risk of egg allergy in infants without allergy symptoms or eczema.

Electronic Trackers May Improve Adherence to Asthma Medication

Last Updated: 2017-11-30  ::

When taken regularly, inhaled corticosteroids can prevent asthma symptoms and attacks; however, some people forget to take their medication as prescribed, don't understand why it is important, or don't like the side effects. This study found that a variety of interventions, including electronic trackers, can improve adherence.

Expressive Writing Might Improve Quality of Life in Women with Breast Cancer

Last Updated: 2017-10-31  ::

Women who have breast cancer may undergo a variety of treatments, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and other medications, depending on the stage and type of cancer. This study found that non-pharmacologic interventions, including expressive writing, may have an effect on a middle-aged woman with breast cancer.