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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Global Warming May Up Allergies, Asthma

    Aug. 5, 2008 -- Global warming poses a threat to asthma and allergy patients, according to a new research review. The review, published in September's edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, makes these predictions: Worse allergy seasons. A hotter climate means earlier blooms in s

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  8. Fragrances May Emit Potential Toxins

    July 25, 2008 -- Fragranced laundry products and air fresheners emit dozens of different chemicals, including some regulated as toxic or hazardous under federal law, according to a new study. Yet none of the potentially toxic chemicals is listed on the product labels, according to researcher Anne C.

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  9. Build Tolerance to Beat Egg Allergy?

    July 16, 2008 -- One way to help young children overcome egg allergies is to speed up their tolerance by slowly giving them tiny amounts of egg, a new small study shows. It may seem counterintuitive or downright dangerous to give a child something they are allergic to, so please don't try to recreat

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  10. Relief for Allergies at School

    Relief for allergies at school and day care is an urgent problem for many parents and kids. Consider the statistics: As many as 40% of children in the U.S. suffer from seasonal allergies, and one in every 17 children under the age of 3 has a food allergy. How can you work with teachers, coaches, the

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