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  1. Survival Guide for Pet Allergies

    It’s an all-too-common scenario: Your five-year-old begs and pleads for a dog or cat every chance she gets. She even promises to care for the new pet every day. You know, though, that’s not going to happen. It’s clear that task is going to fall on your shoulders. But that’s not even the biggest prob

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  2. Mold and Allergies: 10 Ways to Reduce Symptoms

    If you have allergy symptoms year-round -- or if they get worse in damp weather -- you may be allergic to mold. While people with pollen allergies tend to have seasonal symptoms, mold allergies can flare all year long. Indoor mold can be a problem in winter months, because mold will grow in your hou

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  3. Staying Active and in Control Despite Their Allergies

    For people who have allergies, the challenges of remaining physically active can easily outweigh the benefits to their health and mental well-being. Running, swimming, and even gardening -- how enjoyable can these activities be when just taking a breath is so exhausting? But having seasonal allergie

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  4. Allergies During the Holidays

    Pass the tissues and antihistamine please -- 'tis the season for holiday allergies. Like unwanted gifts, sneezing and congestion arrive, making allergy sufferers miserable and putting a damper on holiday fun. Fortunately you don't have to be sidelined from the festivities. Whether it's symptoms to f

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  5. Hypoallergenic Dogs and Dog Allergies: FAQ

    Nov. 12, 2008 -- Hypoallergenic dogs have gotten a lot of buzz lately as the Obama family searches for a dog to bring with them to the White House -- without triggering dog allergies in older Obama daughter, Malia. A quick glance at the Internet shows lots of web sites devoted to "hypoallergenic dog

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  6. Allergy Shots to Lymph Nodes May Work Better

    Nov. 11, 2008 -- Allergy shots given directly to the lymph nodes may bring quicker allergy relief than traditional allergy shots. Researchers report that news in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They studied 183 adults with hay fever, splitting the patients into two groups. One group

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  7. Food Allergy in Kids Up 18%

    Oct. 22, 2008 - Child food allergies are up 18% over the last decade, the CDC reports. Four out of every 100 U.S. kids under age 18 now suffer food allergies, which doubles their risk of asthma and triples their risk of skin or respiratory allergies. "It is a significant trend -- food allergies do a

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  8. Bug Bombs Can Also Harm Humans

    Oct. 16, 2008 -- Total release foggers (TRF) -- more commonly known as "bug bombs" -- are designed to kill bugs and pests, but they can also harm humans. A new report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows there were 466 TRF-related injuries or illnesses in the eight states tha

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  9. Winter Allergies: What's Your Risk?

    The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and like clockwork you're sniffling and sneezing again. Great, you've got another cold -- or is it winter allergies, instead? At first blush it may be hard to tell whether your stuffed nose and watery eyes are caused by allergies to irritants like pet dander

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  10. What Bugs Mosquitoes? Smelling DEET

    Aug. 22, 2008 -- So you spray bug repellent on your body and hope for the best. But do you know what really keeps mosquitoes from sipping on your blood? A new study shows that mosquitoes actually posses a sense of smell located on their antennae. "We found that mosquitoes can smell DEET and they sta

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