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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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Community healthcare professionals lack knowledge on severe allergic reactions in children

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

School first aiders, community pharmacists and GP practice nurses overestimate the risk of fatal reaction for children with food allergy, suggests a new study, yet some are unable to treat allergic...



Greater efforts are needed to encourage patients to report adverse drug reactions

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

In a review of published studies addressing patients' perceptions and factors influencing their reporting of adverse drug reactions, most patients were not aware of reporting systems and others...



Schools environment associated with asthma symptoms

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms?A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S.



African-American, white and Latino children have different food allergen profiles

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H.



Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Evidence of connections between neurodevelopmental disease and the immune system is steadily growing. Breaking research adds more flesh to the bone.



Cough Variant Asthma: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is cough variant asthma, how does it differ from other types of asthma, and what are its causes? Learn about the diagnosis and prevention of CVA here.



College students with food allergies find big challenges in staying safe

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Students don't want to be defined by allergies, but value feeling secure.A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found...



Many doctors still don't know facts about penicillin allergy

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

If you think you're allergic to penicillin, but have never been tested, ask for a referral to an allergist to confirm the allergy.



How should you introduce peanuts to your child?

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Food allergies can be serious and even life-threatening. Introducing peanuts into your child's diet is nerve-wracking. New guidelines offer assistance.



Mouse study shows antibody can soothe raging, nerve-driven poison ivy itch

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Strategy could ease itching where steroids, antihistamines are only partly effective.



How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose: Eight Possible Treatments

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PST

Nasal congestion is quite common but there may be accompanying symptoms to look out for. Learn what causes a stuffy nose and what treatments are available.



Common Causes of Scalp Tenderness and Sensitivity

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is scalp tenderness and what are its causes and symptoms? Learn how to diagnose scalp tenderness and what treatments are available.



Treating children's peanut allergy via skin patch shows promise in trial

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PST

Clinical trial of a skin patch to treat peanut allergy concludes treatment is safe and modestly effective, with greatest benefits for younger children.



Treating a Horsefly Bite: What to Do

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn what horseflies are and how you can distinguish a horsefly bite from other insect bites. How can a bite be prevented or treated?



Fragranced products: Risks for people and profits?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A University of Melbourne researcher has found that over one-third of Americans report health problems - from asthma attacks to migraine headaches - when exposed to common fragranced consumer...



New target identified to combat deadly allergic reactions

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

...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 PST

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 PST

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.