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    1. Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in the United States who were born elsewhere are less likely to have allergies than those born in the United States, a new study shows. However, the risk of certain allergies among foreign-born children increase

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    2. Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Spring is here, and so are seasonal allergies. For the millions who suffer from hay fever or asthma in the United States, a new under-the-tongue treatment may hold promise. Pills and drops designed to desensitize the immune syste

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    3. Skies Not-So-Friendly for Passengers With Nut Allergies

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- For most passengers, airline travel is safer than ever these days. But for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies, a routine flight can end in disaster. Many airlines still serve peanuts and tree nuts, or snacks and meals tha

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    4. Shifting Temps May Prime You for Spring Allergies

      March 5, 2013 -- Spring allergy season is again off to an early start in many parts of the country, and doctors say there are some signs it may be even more miserable than usual this year. Last year was the fourth warmest winter on record, with consistently mild temperatures. That led to record-brea

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    5. Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Tattoos have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years, but along with that comes a rise in problems such as allergic reactions and infections, an expert says. More than one-third of Americans aged 18 to 2

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    6. Asthma Drug Takes the Itch Out of Chronic Hives

      Feb. 25, 2013 (San Antonio, Texas) -- The asthma drug Xolair appears to be a safe and effective treatment for chronic hives, a new study shows. The results of the study were presented at a news conference here at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) meeting. The results were

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    7. Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Hay fever sufferers may find some relief with acupuncture, a new study suggests, though the therapy's appeal in the "real world" is yet to be seen. The study, of 422 people with grass and pollen allergies, found that those randomly

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    8. Kids With Food Allergies Targets for Bullies

      Dec. 24, 2012 -- Colorado Springs high school junior Morgan Smith can’t remember a time when he didn’t have life-threatening food allergies. The 16-year-old had his first reaction to peanut butter at 9 months of age when he broke out in hives after touching his sister’s PBJ sandwich. He had his firs

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    9. Food Allergies Linked to Pesticides

      Dec. 3, 2012 -- People exposed to higher levels of certain germ- and weed-killing chemicals may also be more likely to develop food allergies, a new study shows. The chemicals are called dichlorophenols (DCPs). They are created by the breakdown of common pesticides, including chlorinated chemicals u

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    10. Best Diet for Nasal Allergies

      Could what you're eating affect your nasal allergies? It's possible. Here are some tips on which foods may help your nasal allergy symptoms -- and which foods are making them worse. Foods That May Help Warm fluids. Whether you're sipping tea or eating chicken soup, warm fluids help break up congesti

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