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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. FDA Advisers: Pill for Ragweed Allergy Safe and Effective

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ragweed sufferers, take heart: A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee ruled Tuesday that a novel drug to combat this annual scourge is safe and effective. If approved by the FDA, the drug -- Ragwitek, wh

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    6. Stocking Epinephrine in Schools Might Save Lives

      By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Sarah Denny has seen her share of the life-threatening reactions that can happen with food allergies. That didn't make it any less scary when her

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    7. What Causes Sinus Problems?

      What made your good sinuses go bad? The problem isn’t the sinuses themselves. They’re just hollow air spaces within the bones between your eyes, behind your cheekbones, and in the forehead. They make mucus, which keep the inside of your nose moist. That, in turn, helps protect against dust, allergen

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    8. Sinus Problems: Home Remedies and Tips

      Are you among the 37 million Americans who have sinus problems each year? If so, there's a lot you can do at home that can make a difference. Even better, many of these things are simple and inexpensive. First, it's crucial to figure out why you have sinus problems, says Jordan S. Josephson, MD, a M

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    9. 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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    10. 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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