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The FDA has just approved a drug called omalizumab used to treat asthma to treat multiple, severe food allergy. Robert Wood, an allergy expert at Johns Hopkins and principal investigator on the study that demonstrated the drug’s efficacy, says the …

Having allergies to many foods may make using a newly approved drug practical, Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »

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A drug called omalizumab has just been approved to treat severe food allergies. Robert Wood, Johns Hopkins allergy expert and principal investigator on a study proving the efficacy of this drug, says it’s needed because the strategy of feeding increasing …

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Omalizumab is the chemical name for Xolair, an asthma medication that’s been around for decades that has just gotten FDA approval to treat food allergy. Robert Wood, an allergy expert at Johns Hopkins and one author of a recent study …

A newly approved drug to treat food allergy may be a game changer, Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »

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In this month’s episode, Nadine Rosenblum, nursing inquiry coordinator for the Center for Nursing Inquiry speaks with Paula Murray, manager of nursing professional specialty programs at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Paula describes her role, …

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Myc, ras, BRCA…these are all shorthand for common cancer mutations, with a new study saying that’s how cancers should be identified rather than which organ or system they’re found in, since not knowing the mutations may delay proper treatment. Kimmel …

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All cancers carry mutations, and these should direct how they are named, NOT where they are located. That’s the stance of a new study finding that treatments that are targeted to the actual mutations a cancer carries rely on identifying …

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More cancers were diagnosed in 2023 than in the previous year, the American Cancer Society says, but cancer deaths are not rising at the same rate. William Nelson, director of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, says as our …

Reducing cancer rates will rely on a more complete understanding of what causes the disease, Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »