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    1. Neti Pot Beats Steam for Sinus Congestion Relief

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter Rinsing nasal passages with saline solution may improve symptoms, study says

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    2. Mosquito Repellents -- What Works?

      They're small, and they don't look terribly threatening, but don't be fooled. They pass along many diseases, often fatal ones. "Mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals on Earth," says Joseph Conlon, medical entomologist and technical advisor to the American Mosquito Control Association. "They kill

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    3. Allergies and Your Sinuses: Fighting Allergic Rhinitis

      One in five adults in the U.S. has nasal allergies, or allergic rhinitis. Yet as common as it is, experts say that allergic rhinitis is underdiagnosed, undertreated, and underestimated. “Allergic rhinitis is a trivialized disease,” says Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD, an allergist at the University of Ci

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    4. It’s Mosquito Season: The 411 on Repellents

      May 27, 2016 -- Thwack. They’re baaaack. Yep, it’s mosquito season again. It’s not just about itchy bumps, either -- mosquito bites can make you sick, especially if you’re traveling. Think Zika, chikungunya, West Nile, dengue, or even malaria or yellow fever if you’re going to some parts of Africa.

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    5. Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who believe they're allergic to penicillin actually aren't, an allergist says. "Hypersensitivity reactions are the major problem in the use of penicillin," said Dr. Thomas Leath, an allergist with the Texas A&M

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    6. Common Meds and Dementia: How Strong Is the Link?

      May 9, 2016 -- Could your chances of getting dementia depend on what’s in your medicine cabinet? A new study found that medicines taken by millions for depression, asthma, allergies, and other conditions may raise that risk. The drugs involved in the study are known as anticholinergics. They work by

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    7. Get Ready for Spring Allergy Season

      Spring means longer days, picnics, and time outdoors. But if you or someone in your family has allergies, it’s time to be on alert, too. Use these tips. If you have seasonal allergies, pollen can make your nose runny, your eyes itchy, your throat scratchy, and your mood miserable. Try to stay indoor

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    8. Common Meds Linked to Dementia

      April 20, 2016 -- Older people who take certain medicines to treat conditions like urinary incontinence, depression, asthma, allergies, and sleeping problems should be warned that their use may bring a higher risk of dementia, scientists say. A small Indiana University study found that people using

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    9. How to Treat Allergies That Get You All Stuffed Up

      Lenore Hirsch, a retired educator, is living the good life. Her home is in the impossibly beautiful Napa, CA, and she spends her days indulging her passions: photography, writing, and travel. If only her allergies would let up. Hirsch, who considers herself "a very young 69," has had hay fever since

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    10. FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to ban most powdered medical gloves, saying they pose serious health risks to patients and health care providers alike. The proposed ban, announced Monday, would apply to powder

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