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  • February 17, 2011
  • 09:00 AM
  • 4,164 views

Are you sure you’re allergic to penicillin?

by Scott Gavura in Science-Based Medicine

As a pharmacist, when I dispense medication, it’s my responsibility to ensure that the medication is safe and appropriate for the patient. There are numerous checks we go through including verifying the dose, ensuring there are no interactions with other drugs, and verifying the patient has no history of allergy to the product prescribed. Asking [...]... Read more »

Caubet JC, Kaiser L, Lemaître B, Fellay B, Gervaix A, & Eigenmann PA. (2011) The role of penicillin in benign skin rashes in childhood: a prospective study based on drug rechallenge. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 127(1), 218-22. PMID: 21035175  

  • January 20, 2011
  • 09:55 AM
  • 1,928 views

Milk allergy is the most common form of food allergy found in humans, but you don't have one and neither does your baby

by Greg Laden in Greg Laden's Blog

Well, maybe, but probably not. Even though milk allergies in infants and very young toddlers are the most common food allergy, they still occur in only about 2.5 percent of the population in the US and other Western groups. For this reason, I was rather perplexed some months back when I encountered a group of eight mothers randomly assembled, three of whom had infants with milk allergies. Two of the mothers had started to eliminate all dairy from their diets, including eggs, in order to reduc........ Read more »

Horst, A. (2002) Frequency of cow's milk allergy in childhood. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol, 89(6 supplement 1), 33-37. info:/

  • November 24, 2010
  • 11:40 AM
  • 4,041 views

CSI Las Vegas. Beware with Aureobasidium

by Manuel Sánchez in Bugs and Movies

n the episode "Let the seller beware" from CSI Las Vegas the presence of the fungus Aureobasidium pullulans in a crime scene helps Grissom and his boys to resolve the case.... Read more »

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,449 views

Darwin's contributions and why this matters for Mexico's conifers

by Claire Williams in Conifer Reproductive Biology

For International Darwin Day, February 12. Darwin's birthday inspired an elegant treatise by UNAM professor Antonio Lazcano, published in Science back in 2005. His article traces the cultural, social and science history roots behind widespread acceptance of Darwin's ideas in Mexico. This careful analysis is worthwhile reading, particularly for those working in the USA.... Read more »

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