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  1. Scientists Seek to Take Bite Out of Mosquito Problem

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have learned more about how mosquitoes detect skin odor, and they say their findings could lead to better repellants and traps. Mosquitoes are attracted to our skin odor and to the carbon dioxide we exhale. Pr

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  2. Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Hay fever is more common among children in the southern and southeastern United States than in other regions, according to a large new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 91,000 children, aged 17 and younger, across t

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  3. Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Bone marrow transplants may help cure peanut allergies, a new case study suggests. The study involved a 10-year-old boy who no longer had a peanut allergy after undergoing a bone marrow transplant for leukemia. "It has been repor

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  4. Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are warning people who take certain drugs for high blood pressure to watch out for a rare but sometimes serious side effect. Patients who take ACE inhibitors may be more likely to experience oral allergy syndrome. And th

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  5. New Food Allergy Safety Guidelines for Schools

    Oct. 31, 2013 -- The first guidelines outlining how schools should protect children with food allergies have been released by the U.S. government. Restrictions on nuts, shellfish and other foods that can cause allergic reactions, and making sure that emergency medicines such as EpiPens are available

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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