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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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Are food allergies overdiagnosed?

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Statistics indicate that food allergies are on the rise, but is this really the case? Or are they just being overdiagnosed? We investigate.



Low vitamin D does not raise risk of asthma or dermatitis, study shows

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines whether vitamin D supplementation decreases the risk of childhood and adult-onset asthma, atopic dermatitis, or allergies.



Are oats gluten-free? Know the facts

Tue, 02 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Oats are high in fiber and full of nutrients, but are they safe for people with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance? Learn more in this article.



Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study reveals that two compounds used to flavor tonic water - chloroquine and quinine - prevented airway inflammation in mice with allergic asthma.



Can people with diabetes eat peanut butter?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Peanut butter is a popular, protein-rich snack. How does it affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes? Find out in this article.



Itchy throat: Causes and remedies

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What are the causes of itchy throat, what symptoms may accompany itchy throat, can home remedies help, and how may an itchy throat be prevented?



Armpit lumps: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Armpit lumps are usually harmless and caused by a swollen lymph node or gland, but sometimes they indicate a more serious condition. Learn more.



Variation in interpretation of allergy tests in UK and Europe

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new survey has shown there are large variations in the use and interpretation of a new type of allergy test (component testing) by doctors in the UK and Europe.



Experimental drug targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cells

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Transcription factors, the tiny proteins that switch genes on or off in the nucleus of cells, are considered unreachable molecular targets for drugs attempting to treat medical conditions.



Asthma drug helps patients with skin disorder

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients who develop itchy wheals in response to cold or friction benefit from treatment with omalizumab, a drug normally used to treat asthma.



Pets alter infants' microbiota to lower risk of allergies, obesity

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that children exposed to pets before and just after birth showed changes in gut bacteria linked to lower risk of allergies and obesity.



Scientists expose protein responsible for allergic diseases

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at VIB-UGent have managed to unravel the functioning of what is thought to be the 'master protein' that drives a range of widespread allergic diseases, such as asthma and eczema.



How to improve the appearance of bags under your eyes

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at a variety of remedies and recommendations for a healthy lifestyle that can help the eye area look its best.



Common skin rashes: Pictures, causes, and treatments

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at a variety of skin rashes including eczema, hives, and psoriasis. Learn about possible triggers and when to see a doctor.



Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

How can you relieve itchy or dry eyes? When should you see a doctor? Learn about common causes of this irritating condition and how to manage symptoms.



Oral allergy syndrome: Foods, symptoms, and treatments

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the causes of allergic reactions that affect the mouth, lips, tongue, and throat, as well as how to manage the condition.



How stable manure protects against allergies

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Improved hygiene has largely eliminated infectious diseases from everyday life. There is, however, a downside to this progress: the number of allergies is growing steadily.



New technique removes the cause of allergic asthma: Antibodies are suctioned off

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Allergies are the commonest cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE).



Probiotic could help alleviate hay fever symptoms

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that a probiotic containing Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria may be effective for easing symptoms of seasonal allergies.



FDA approves Odactra for house dust mite allergies

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Odactra, the first allergen extract to be administered under the tongue (sublingually) to treat house dust mite (HDM)-induced nasal inflammation...



Common causes of eye pain explained

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about common causes of eye pain, such as corneal disorders, glaucoma, uveitis, and endophthalmitis. Also learn about eye care tips.



Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor.



Molecular mechanism behind why allergies are more common in developed countries discovered

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that could explain why allergies are less common in developing countries.



People can 'suppress' hay fever with three years of pollen pills or injections

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients blighted by hay fever could markedly reduce symptoms for several years after a three-year course of treatment, but not after two years of treatment, researchers have found.



Cold or Allergies? How to Tell the Difference

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the similarities between allergies and colds, and what are the durations of symptoms? How do treatments differ? When should a doctor be seen?