Allergy

NIH Researchers Estimate 17% of Food-Allergic Children Have Sesame Allergy

Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population.

Disrupting the Gut Microbiome May Affect Some Immune Responses to Flu Vaccination

The normal human gut microbiome is a flourishing community of microorganisms, some of which can affect the human immune system. In a new paper published this week in Cell, researchers found that oral antibiotics, which can kill gut microorganisms, can alter the human immune response to seasonal influenza vaccination.