Catherine Monteleone, an allergist-immunologist at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is available to discuss what to expect for this year’s allergy season. Following is a quote that is available for pick-up for stories on seasonal allergies. “Pollen season seems to…
How to Keep Allergies from Taking the Zing Out of Your Child’s Spring: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Experts Available
Spring has arrived. The new season is bringing budding trees and blossoming flowers, along with runny and stuffy noses, sneezes and itchy, watery eyes.
Itchy Eyes and a Runny Nose? It Could Be Climate Change
Researchers with the Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute have simulated how climate change will affect the distribution of two leading allergens – oak and ragweed pollens – across the contiguous United States. The results, published in the journal Frontiers in Allergy, may make your eyes water.
Changes in vegetation shaped global temperatures over last 10,000 years
Follow the pollen. Warmer temperatures brought plants — and then came even warmer temperatures, according to new model simulations published April 15 in Science Advances.
Tree Pollen Carries SARS-CoV-2 Particles Farther, Facilitates Virus Spread
A study on the role of microscopic particles in virus transmission suggests pollen is nothing to sneeze at. In Physics of Fluids, researchers investigate how pollen facilitates the spread of an RNA virus like the COVID-19 virus. The study draws on cutting-edge computational approaches for analyzing fluid dynamics to mimic the pollen movement from a willow tree, a prototypical pollen emitter. Airborne pollen grains contribute to the spread of airborne viruses, especially in crowded environments.
Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Spring Allergy Season in N.J.
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 20, 2021) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick allergy specialist Leonard Bielory is available for interviews on the spring allergy season in New Jersey. “One can expect a brisk allergy season this year since we had a lot…
Higher Pollen Levels Correlated With Increased Coronavirus Infection Rates
New Brunswick, N.J. (March 9, 2021) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick allergy specialist Leonard Bielory is available for interviews on a study he co-authored that correlates higher airborne pollen concentrations with increased SARS-CoV-2 infection rates. High-risk individuals should wear particle filter…
Yes, allergy seasons are getting worse. Blame climate change.
New research shows that pollen seasons start 20 days earlier, are 10 days longer, and feature 21% more pollen than in 1990.
Researchers found that human-caused climate change played a significant role in pollen season lengthening and a partial role in pollen amount increasing.
Pollen levels might trigger flares of urologic chronic pelvic pain
As anyone living with hay fever can attest, days with high pollen counts can bring attacks of sneezing, nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms. Now, a new study suggests rising pollen levels may also trigger flare-ups of pain and other symptoms in patients with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS), reports The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Focused Allergy Treatment May be Your Best Bet for Managing Symptoms
Spring allergies can be tricky to treat because not everyone is allergic to the same things, even though symptoms may look a lot alike