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  1. Scientists Closer to Cat Allergy Cure

    July 26, 2013 -- Scientists say they're hopeful that a research breakthrough will lead to a cure for people who are allergic to cats. Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they've figured out how a particular protein in cat dander triggers an allergic response in humans. Many people are all

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  2. Want Babies Without Allergies? Try This

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new Swedish study suggests that parents who want to protect their infants from developing allergies should try a simple approach to introducing their children to the wide world of microbes: Just pop their pacifiers into t

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Should You Get Allergy Shots?

    Allergy shots don't cure allergies, but they should reduce your symptoms noticeably. They are best if you have severe allergy symptoms or symptoms that last more than three months every year, says Michael Land, MD. They can also help people who can't take allergy medicines because of side effects or

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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