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    1. Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may trigger symptom flare-ups in people with seasonal allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 179 people with hay fever for 12 weeks, and found that 39 percent of them had more than one flare-up. Thos

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    2. FDA OKs New Grass-Allergy Drug

      April 15, 2014 -- For people with grass allergies who don't want allergy shots, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved an alternative: the grass pollen allergy drug Grastek. This immunotherapy treatment -- the second approved by the FDA this month -- is a daily pill developed by Me

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    3. The Truth About Mucus

      Mucus is something everyone has, and some people wish they had a lot less of the stringy, gooey stuff. Sure, it can be gross to blow globs of snot into tissue after tissue when you have a cold or sinus infection, but mucus actually serves a very important purpose. "Mucus is incredibly important for

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    4. FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for the spring allergy season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new under-the-tongue pill to treat hay fever caused by certain grass pollens. Oralair is the first under-the-tong

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    5. Spring Allergy Outlook

      March 27, 2014 -- A bitterly cold winter followed by a sudden spring warm-up might spell massive misery if you have allergies. “When pollen has been held up by cold weather, you can get a flood of pollen as the weather warms up,” says allergy researcher Kraig Jacobson, MD. “And that may indeed be ha

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    6. Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new device that you wear in your nose -- about the size of a contact lens and works like a miniature air filter for a furnace -- might help filter out pollen and other allergens and keep them out of your sinuses. A sm

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    7. Are Your Allergies Spoiling the Romance?

      When love is in the air, you want to breathe it in. But what if that air is also filled with pet dander or pollen? Or you're afraid to seal your new romance with a kiss that may set off your food allergy? Take these steps to avoid symptoms that get in the way of Cupid's work. Sniffling, sneezing, an

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    8. Food Allergies Have Doubled Among Black Children

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past two decades, reports of food allergies have nearly doubled among black children, a new study reveals. Although childhood food allergies are on the rise overall, the spike in these allergies among blac

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    9. Blood Test Might Tell When Peanut Allergy Is Gone

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A type of treatment to help build up resistance in people with peanut allergy might leave telltale signs in the people's immune-system DNA, a new study reveals. The findings suggest that a blood test for these DNA changes

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    10. Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children and teens with peanut allergies, a new type of treatment might be a step closer to becoming a reality, according to a preliminary study from England. The treatment, known as oral immunotherapy, involves ea

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