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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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