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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Relief for Allergies While Traveling

    Living with allergies at home is hard enough. But traveling with allergies raises a whole new set of challenges in getting relief for allergies. Whether you travel every week for business or just once a year to visit the grandparents, it’s important to head out prepared. Traveling with allergies doe

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  6. 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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  7. Allergy Tips for Outdoor Living

    Try these tips to enjoy outdoor living, gardening, and hiking despite your allergies. Thick of It: Is the grass getting high? Wear a mask if you're mowing. Nothing fancy -- an inexpensive painter's mask works fine. High and Dry: Pollen counts are highest on hot, dry, windy days. Check the forecast b

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  8. Relief for Allergies at Home

    Your home is your castle -- except when you’re allergic to it. A recent nationwide survey found that over half of all Americans test positive for at least some allergens, and many of these are indoor allergies such as dust, mold, and pet dander. How can you allergy-proof your home to make it a refug

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  9. Tips to Ease Indoor Allergies at Home

    Try these simple tips to control allergens that may lurk in your home. Shower Power: Pollen sticks to everything. Shower, wash hair, and change clothing if you've been outdoors during heavy pollen times. Sleep's Secrets: Sleep relieves stress and helps your body heal when fighting allergy symptoms.

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  10. Tips to Manage Allergies While Traveling

    Try these tips for allergy relief when you’re on vacation or traveling on business. Travel Insurance: Check pollen counts at your destination. Pack your own hypoallergenic pillow cover and allergy medicine in a carry-on bag. No Venting: On road trips, keep the air vent closed. You'll breathe recircu

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