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An allergy is the response of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless, such as foods, pollens, medicines, molds, pet hairs and house dust mite. When a person comes in contact with a particular allergen to which they are allergic, an alle

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Banana allergy: What you need to know

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

A banana allergy occurs when a person's immune system reacts to a protein in bananas, causing a variety of symptoms. Learn more in this article.

Six surprising health risks in your home

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

The home is a safe haven, but are we aware of the health risks hidden in its nooks and crannies? Here we investigate the less obvious domestic hazards.

What are these white spots on my skin?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

What conditions could be behind white spots appearing on the skin? This article looks at the possible causes and treatment options.

What causes an apple allergy?

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Apple allergies can be caused by a reaction to a protein within the apple or by a condition called oral allergy syndrome. Learn more in this article.

Eggplant allergy: What you need to know

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

Allergies to eggplant, or aubergine, are fairly uncommon. In this article, learn about the symptoms of eggplant allergies, as well as other foods to avoid.

Dogs may lower risk of childhood eczema, reduce asthma symptoms

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how exposure to a canine companion in early life could help to protect against eczema and reduce asthma symptoms in childhood.

'Surprising' number of food allergies begin in adulthood, study says

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST

New research reveals that as many as 45 percent of allergies in adults develop in adulthood, with black, Asian, and Hispanic individuals most at risk.

Could Alzheimer's be prevented with a vaccine?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Researchers are hopeful that one day, Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented with a vaccine that has recently shown positive results in mice.

Could a protein from intestinal worms lead to a cure for asthma?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study shows that HpARI, a protein made by intestinal worms, could lead to treatments that reduce and prevent asthma and other allergic responses.

Household microbes: Friend or foe?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Our homes are host to a diverse collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Should we eliminate them, or do they have health benefits?

New genetic risk factors for peanut and food allergy identified

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study finds that the gene EMSY is linked to a raised risk of peanut and food allergy, and that five other loci may also be involved.

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

An over-the-counter allergy drug may restore function to the nerves damaged by multiple sclerosis, according to a recent phase II trial.

The 10 best food allergy apps

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Do you experience food allergies? We have selected the top 10 food allergy apps to help you navigate the foods that are safe to eat and the ones to avoid.

What are the health benefits of butterbur?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

This article explores the different uses and health benefits of butterbur. It is most commonly used to treat migraines and hay fever. Learn more.

How do your allergies develop?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Find out how harmless substances can cause the characteristic symptoms of hay fever, eczema, asthma, food allergy, and anaphylaxis.

The 10 best asthma blogs

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

We have put together the best blogs for asthma that educate, inspire, and support individuals with asthma, as well as their friends and families.

Itchy gums: Causes, relief, and prevention

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

Itchy gums can be caused by a range of conditions, from allergies to viral infections. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and outlook for itchy gums.

Asthma: Redefining this silent killer

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Asthma can kill individuals with mild symptoms - even those who do not routinely take medication. Find out why experts say it's time for a rethink.

Pets and pests could stave off childhood asthma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that exposing children before the age of 3 to some pet and pest allergens can significantly lower their risk of developing asthma.

Pneumonitis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

Pneumonitis is a condition caused by inhaling certain substances, leading to an allergic reaction in the lungs. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

Raw milk may prevent allergy and asthma, but is it safe?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

More people are choosing to drink unpasteurized milk. Research shows that it can reduce allergy and asthma, but raw milk can also contain deadly bacteria.

Food allergy diagnosis by oral food challenge is safe, says study

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study of 6,327 low-risk, non-research, open oral food challenges for diagnosing food allergies found that very few resulted in allergic reactions.

Inflammation required for 'smell' tissue regeneration

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

In a mouse study designed to understand how chronic inflammation in sinusitis damages the sense of smell, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they were surprised to learn that the regeneration of...

Phytophotodermatitis: Symptoms, treatment, and causes

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

Phytophotodermatitis is a reaction on the skin, caused by the combined exposure to certain plants and sunlight. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

Peanut allergy could be cured with probiotics

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

The vast majority of children in a large clinical trial continued to tolerate peanuts for 4 years after it had ended, new research shows.