A Minnesota teenager who had a severe reaction to a cookie containing peanuts passed away on Sept. 22. The death of Jacob MacDonald follows several days in which he was on life support at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota after an anaphylactic reaction on Sept. 16. His mother, Bonni Halverson, shared the news of his passing via a Facebook post, where she had been providing updates on Jacob’s condition. “Our Hearts are Broken! Jacob passed away peacefully today!
A new study finds that children who are exposed to higher concentrations of cats, cockroaches and mouse allergens during infancy are less likely to develop asthma by the age of 7. The findings, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on Sept.19, suggest that early life allergen exposure may have a preventive effect on children who were at a high risk of developing asthma.
Researchers examining oral food challenges performed in a doctor’s office found them to be a safe method for diagnosing food allergies, with only 2 percent of those being tested experiencing anaphylaxis. The study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology on Sept. 7, 2017 looked at the results of 6,377 oral food challenges over a five-year span from five practices in Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Boston and Indianapolis. The majority of the patients were under the age of 18.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".