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

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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



Solar urticaria: Treatment, management, and symptoms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Solar urticaria is a type of rash that occurs after exposure to sunlight. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and how the condition is treated and prevented.



Allergy wheezing: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is allergy wheezing? In this article, learn how allergies may cause wheezing and what the symptoms may be. How is allergy wheezing treated?



Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The discovery has implications for the treatment of asthma, eczema and other diseases.



Common allergy drugs may prevent blood clots

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research in mice suggests that common allergy drugs may offer a bleeding risk-free alternative to existing anti-clotting medication.



Alpha-gal allergy: What you need to know

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is an alpha-gal allergy and what are the causes of it? Learn about the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, how it can be treated, and prevention methods.



A2 milk: What you need to know

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is A2 milk? This new milk on the market is supposedly healthier and easy to digest, but what is the truth? We look at the research.



Accidental poisoning by soap products: What to do

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Accidental poisoning by soap products can result from contact with any kind of chemical soap products. Learn what to do when accidental poisoning occurs.



Dust mite allergy: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Dust mites are a common cause of allergic reactions. Learn about the symptoms of dust mite allergy, how it is treated, and how to prevent it.