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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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Growing up on a farm linked to lower allergy risk and stronger lungs in adulthood

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:00:00 PDT

...than either rural or urban childhoods, shows 14 country study.Living on a farm in early childhood is linked to a lower risk of allergies as an adult, and stronger lungs in women, than growing...



Artificial enzymes used in wide range of household products are "potent allergens"

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

But no commercially available diagnostic tests to monitor this potential new health risk.



Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods.



Allergic passengers beware: Nuts on a plane

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Preparing for air travel can be highly challenging for nut-allergic passengers, a Short Reportpublished in the Medical Journal of Australia has found.



Study reveals scope and characteristics of adverse drug reactions in the general population

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study of 1000 adult patients with unplanned admission to a tertiary hospital in Singapore, the prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) at the time of admission was 12.



Gluten Intolerance: Signs and Symptoms

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

With gluten intolerance, the reaction to eating gluten is not the same as with celiac disease, but symptoms are similar. Learn more about the signs here.



Clues in microbiome of infants point to future allergies and asthma

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Composition of the gut microbiome of infants has been found to match the likelihood, or not, of developing asthma and allergies later in life.



Grass pollen allergy vaccine also effective against hepatitis B

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A new type of vaccine against grass pollen allergies (BM32) might also offer an effective treatment for combating hepatitis B infection.



Adverse drug reactions may be under-reported in young children

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study reveals that adverse drug reactions in newborns and infants may be under-reported.



Nasal Spray Addiction: Is It a Cause for Concern?

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nasal spray can provide much-needed relief, but some can cause “nasal spray addiction.” Learn which sprays can cause it and what the symptoms are.



How much do perfumes pollute? A pioneering study in the canals of Venice

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Institute for the dynamics of environmental processes of the National Research Council (CNR - IDPA) have been investigating the canals to...



Career advice for young allergy patients

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Approximately one-third of apprentices in Germany are at elevated risk of occupational asthma, allergies, and dermatitis. In this edition of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, Katja Radon et al.



Allergic response to house dust mites is age-dependent

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In adults with a house dust mite allergy, a cascade of inflammatory signals on the surface of the airways leads to airway remodeling. This process cannot be influenced by standard cortisone therapy.



Progress in vaccination against vespid venom

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Especially in late summer, apprehension about wasp stings increases amongst allergy sufferers.



Hay fever from ragweed pollen could double due to climate change

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Climate change could cause new hay fever misery for millions of people across Europe - according to a new report from the University of East Anglia in collaboration with several European institutes.



Five bizarre medical conditions you might not know about

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

From feeling like a zombie to having a hand that tries to choke you, we take a look at five of the strangest and rarest medical conditions to exist.



Flu Shot: Side Effects, Facts, Things to Consider

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Does the flu shot cause side effects? This article looks at what the flu shot is, how safe it is, and when people should get this vaccine.



Asthma: Researchers at University of Liege have discovered a type of eosinophil that plays a protective and beneficial role

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The eosinophils that contribute to inflammation and exacerbation of the asthmatic response had been known to scientists for some time.



Fire Ant Bites: Treatment, Symptoms, What They Look Like

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites or stings. This includes information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention.



Oral immunotherapy is safe, effective for peanut-allergic preschoolers, study suggests

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly 80 percent of peanut-allergic preschool children successfully incorporated peanut-containing foods into their diets after receiving peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT), a clinical trial has...



Hay fever might alter the brain

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

As well as the dreaded stuffy nose and itchy eyes, researchers find hay fever may alter the brain, reducing immune activity and increasing neurogenesis.



Genomics study points to origins of pollen allergens

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 02:00:00 PDT

A joint University of Adelaide-Shanghai Jiao Tong University study has provided the first broad picture of the evolution and possible functions in the plant of pollen allergens.



Research associates some pesticides with respiratory wheeze in farmers

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:00:00 PDT

New research from North Carolina State University connects several pesticides commonly used by farmers with both allergic and non-allergic wheeze, which can be a sensitive marker for early airway...



Heating the exterior of suitcases may decrease the spread of bed bugs through luggage

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

New research indicates that brief heat treatment is a promising way to decrease the spread of bed bugs being transported on the outer surface of luggage.



Poison Oak: Identifying and Treating this Poisonous Plant Rash

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about poison oak and the itchy rashes that it can cause. This article looks at treatment for rashes and how to identify poison oak.