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  1. Some People Can’t Identify the Nuts They’re Allergic To

    Nov. 16, 2010 -- Many adults and children with nut allergies are unable to identify different types of tree nuts and peanuts, which could increase the risk of exposure and life-threatening allergic reactions. Researchers led by Todd L. Hostetler, MD, and Bryan Martin, MD, from The Ohio State Univers

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  2. Eating Peanuts While Pregnant May Up Allergy Risk

    Nov. 1, 2010 -- Babies with evidence of food allergies whose mothers ate peanuts during pregnancy may have an increased risk for potentially life-threatening peanut allergies, a new study suggests. The more peanuts the new mothers in the study ate during their third trimester, the higher their babie

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  3. Fall Allergy Capitals: The Worst Cities for People With Fall Allergies

    Oct. 27, 2010 -- Dayton, Ohio, tops the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s list as the toughest place to live in the fall for people with allergies, moving up from sixth in last year’s ranking of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. The AAFA says the rankings are based on a scientifi

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  4. Food Allergies Linked to Asthma Risk

    Oct. 20, 2010 -- About three of every 100 people in the U.S. have at least one food allergy, and the presence of a food allergy may raise their risk of asthma, a study shows. The study, which appears in the October issue of Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, is the largest to offer a nation

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  5. Children With Food Allergies Face Bullying

    Sept. 28, 2010 -- About one in four children is bullied, teased, or harassed because of a food allergy, a survey shows. The survey was completed by 353 teens, adults up to age 25, and parents and caregivers of children with food allergies. Researchers at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at The Mount

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  6. How Your Clothes Can Make You Sick

    By Dr. Amy Wechsler   Consider it the worst type of fashion blunder: Your favorite items could be at fault for otherwise-unexplained breakouts and rashes. See how your duds measure up. Metal Awareness: If you’ve ever noticed an itchy, red rash on your earlobes, the nickel in your everyday earrings c

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  7. Pets, Dust May Worsen Ragweed Allergies

    July 23, 2010 -- People who have hay fever and who also have an allergy to cats, dogs, dust mites, or grass pollen have hay fever symptoms that are more severe and occur earlier on, according to a new study. Hay fever season occurs in late summer when ragweed is in full bloom. However, not everyone

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  8. Food Allergies: 5 Myths Debunked

    Nearly a third of people living in the U.S. believe they have a food allergy, according to a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association . But only 5% of children and 4% of teens and adults have true food allergies. Why do many people think they have a food allergy when

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  9. America's Worst Cities for Spring Allergies

    May 18, 2010 -- Knoxville, Tenn., has garnered the No. 1 spot as the "most challenging" place to live in America for people with spring allergies, says a new ranking by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Knoxville has it all: high pollen counts, high use of allergy medications by r

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  10. Peanut Allergies in Kids on the Rise

    May 14, 2010 -- Peanut allergies in children have more than tripled in the United States from 1997 to 2008, an alarming trend that can’t yet be explained, a new study says. “We don’t know why this is happening, but there are many theories,” study author Scott H. Sicherer, MD, of the Jaffe Food Insti

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