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  1. Many Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few people know how to properly use the medical devices that contain lifesaving medications for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, a new study shows. Just 16 percent knew the correct way to use an epinephrine

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  2. Quick Epinephrine Use Urged for Allergic Reaction

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People having a severe allergic reaction need immediate treatment with the medication epinephrine, newly released guidelines say. But, not all medical personnel are aware of the importance of epinephrine, according to the

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  3. Peanut Protein in Dust May Raise Allergy Risk

    Nov. 21, 2014 -- Babies exposed to traces of peanut protein in house dust may have a higher risk of peanut allergy, researchers say. In a new study, published online Nov. 18 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, being exposed to peanut protein in house dust doubled the chance of having

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  4. Pollution Down, but Health Risks Persist

    Nov. 10, 2014 -- On a bright, hot summer day in just about any major city in the world, there’s a slightly yellowish haze that hangs in the air. It’s the thing that makes sunsets appear fiery red, but it can be a dangerous health hazard for people living underneath. It's air pollution. Several recen

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  5. EpiPens in Schools Save Lives, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping supplies of epinephrine in schools saves lives, a new study finds. Epinephrine injections are given when someone suffers a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to food or an insect sting. This study foun

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  6. Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many primary care doctors may not be up to speed on the causes and best treatments for allergies, a new study suggests. In a survey of over 400 internists and pediatricians, researchers found that misconceptions about allergie

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  7. Child Peanut Allergy May Be Tied to Gene Mutation

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants with a specific skin gene mutation who are exposed to peanut protein in household dust may be more likely to develop a peanut allergy, according to a new study. Peanut allergy and other food allergies have

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  8. Medicine Biggest Cause of Fatal Allergic Reactions

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy. Over a little more than a decade, nearly 60 perce

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  9. Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inner city children have a higher-than-normal risk of developing food allergies, a new study finds. Researchers followed 516 inner city children in four U.S. cities -- Baltimore, Boston, New York and St. Louis -- from birt

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  10. Tick Bites Linked to Red Meat Allergy

    Aug. 13, 2014 -- Bites from a certain type of tick can make people allergic to red meat, according to experts. As Lone Star ticks have spread from the Southwest to the East Coast of the United States, the number of people suffering an allergic reaction after eating red meat has increased, CBS News r

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