McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series


Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander — or to a food that doesn't cause a reaction in most people.

Mayo Clinic

Can You Really Be Allergic to Exercise?

Video about FDEIA

This video discusses food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) in which an allergic reaction occurs during exercise when a specific type of food is eaten before or after exercise.

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Peanut Allergy in Children

Video about peanut allergy in children

This video explains the issues when a child has an allergy to peanuts including the potential for an anaphylactic reaction.

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Peptide Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Peanut Allergy

Video about peptide immunotherapy

In this video Elizabeth Simms presents an overview of peptide immunotherapy and it's potential role in treating patients with peanut allergy.

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Peanut Allergies in Infancy: To Be or Not to Be Peanut-Free?

Video about peanut allergies in infancy

How oral exposure to peanuts during infancy may be key in preventing sensitization to peanuts through a mechanism known as oral tolerance.

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Treating Allergies: Production of a Peptide Vaccine

Video about treating allergies with peptide vaccine

This video explores the biological foundation for allergies and a promising new treatment known as synthetic peptide immune-regulatory epitopes (SPIREs).

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Related Videos

Development of Asthma

Asthma development video

This video answers some basic questions: how does a person develop asthma? Does the environment or your genes play a role? What is the connection between allergies and asthma?

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Allergen-Induced Asthma

video about allergen-induced asthma

This video explores current advancements in asthma research and suggests that more research is necessary to find a cure.

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Allergic Asthma in Children

Video about allergic asthma in children

This video provides information for parents whose children have allergic asthma including causes, risks, symptoms and current treatment options for the disease.

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COPD: Bridging the Gap between Science and Clinical Care

COPD science and clinical care video

These two videos explore how COPD develops, how COPD affects patients, role of infections in the progression of COPD and areas for future investigation.

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