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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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What to do about tightness in the throat

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

A look at tightness in the throat, an uncomfortable feeling that has a range of causes. Included is detail on anxiety and the symptoms of the condition.

What is anasarca?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

A look at anasarca, a condition that causes a general swelling of the body. Included is detail on how it is diagnosed and the outlook for the condition.

How does stress make us ill? Study sheds light

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Have you ever put your illness down to stress? In a new study, researchers help to explain precisely how psychological stress makes us sick.

What you should know about hair dye allergies

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

A look at hair dye allergy reactions when someone reacts to the dye they have put on their hair. Included is detail on natural alternatives.

What to know about allergy shots

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at allergy shots, a way of preventing allergies through injections. Included is detail on how they work and the typical costs involved.

What are the symptoms of organophosphate poisoning?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, we examine the symptoms of poisoning from organophosphate, a form of insecticide. We also look at the risks and treatment options.

How to identify papular urticaria

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

Learn about papular urticaria, a skin reaction to insect bites. We examine the symptoms and causes of the condition, along with treatment and prevention.

What is Cladosporium and what are its health effects?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

We take a look at the health effects of the common mold Cladosporium, the associated symptoms it can cause, and some removal tips.

Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the missing link?

Is Christmas tree syndrome a real thing?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

As the holidays are getting into full swing, Christmas trees are popping up all around us. But can our festive trees make us sick? We investigate.

What to know about making yourself sneeze

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

A look at how to make yourself sneeze. Included is detail on the causes of a sneeze and the best ways to trigger a sneeze to relieve congestion.

How to treat hives

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

While hives can be very irritating, there are many ways to treat, soothe, and get rid of hives. In most cases, the rash usually settles within a few days.

What is a caffeine allergy?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

In this article, we examine allergic reactions to caffeine, including the symptoms, causes, and what can be done to treat and prevent them.

Peanut allergy: Six genes found that drive allergic reaction

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

New study identifies key genes, biological mechanisms, and cell types that are active in a peanut allergy response and might offer targets for treatment.

Preventing childhood asthma: Could gut bacteria be the key?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

Babies born of mothers with asthma show distinct changes in their gut flora. Interestingly, the microbiome is affected differently in boys and girls.

What are the best essential oils for allergies?

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at essential oils for allergies. Included is information on the best oils for different types of allergies, how to use them, and the side effects.

What are allergic shiners?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn about allergic shiners, a symptom of allergies that affects the skin around the eyes. We look at the causes and treatment options for this condition.

Mysterious anaphylaxis explained: Red meat to blame

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Some people have recurrent, unexplained episodes of life-threatening anaphylaxis. A 'unique study' of such individuals finds the culprit in red meat.

Why are my lips tingling?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

We explore 10 causes of numbness affecting the lips, including which symptoms indicate a medical emergency and when to seek advice from a doctor.

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.