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Vitamin D may help prevent infections with atopic dermatitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The results of a small study suggest that supplementation with vitamin D can restore production of an antimicrobial peptide in patients with atopic dermatitis, thereby decreasing their risk of skin infections. Atopic dermatitis patients are known to be at increased risk for...

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Sublingual immunotherapy helps prevent asthma in children with allergic rhinitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In children with allergic rhinitis, sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) can help prevent mild persistent asthma, new skin sensitizations and can reduce bronchial hyperactivity, Italian researchers report. By the end of their 3-year study, SLIT cut the risk of mild persistent...
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