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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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New target identified to combat deadly allergic reactions

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers in France have identified a molecular motor that controls the release of inflammatory factors that cause severe and fatal allergic reactions.

NIH study determines key differences between allergic and non-allergic dust mite proteins

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Finding may lead to better therapies for individuals with dust mite allergies.

How to Get Rid of Red Eyes: Home Remedies and Health Tips

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What is red eye and what is conjunctivitis? Learn about common causes, home remedies, and serious problems that may cause red eye.

A fungal infection that could help understand some allergies

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from UPM id reveal how mould from humidity caused by rotting fruits and vegetables unfolds a surprising strategy to infect plants.

Alcohol and Asthma: What's the Connection?

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Asthma is a condition that causes breathing difficulties. Learn how alcohol use can affect asthma and how to lower the chances of an attack.

Parents of children with food allergies 'assume' they are also affected

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Parents of children with food allergies may think they also have an allergy to certain foods. The reality is, only 28 percent of parents test positive.

Cinnamon Allergy: Symptoms and Treatment

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Despite it's popularity, some individuals experience an allergic reaction to cinnamon. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for this allergy.

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.