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    1. Dangerous Anaphylaxis Waiting Game

      Nov. 9, 2009 - More than 40% of people suffering a potentially life-threatening episode of anaphylaxis wait before seeking medical attention, according to a new study. Researchers say it's a dangerous waiting game, and more education is needed to urge people with severe allergies to seek first aid a

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    2. 100 Worst Cities for Fall Allergies

      Oct. 2, 2009 -- McAllen, Texas, is the worst city in the U.S. this year for fall allergies, according to the new list of "fall allergy capitals" selected by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Cities are ranked based on four factors: prevalence data, seasonal pollen, allergy medicine use p

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    3. Chlorinated Pools May Raise Allergy Risk

      Sept. 14, 2009 -- Chlorine kills germs in swimming pools, but it may also contribute to risk for asthma and nasal allergies. Children with allergic sensitivities (atopy) who have spent more time in chlorinated pools have a higher risk of asthma and nasal allergies, such as allergic rhinitis and hay

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    4. Nasal Allergies May Dim Sex Life

      Sept. 11, 2009 -- Having nasal allergies may dim people's sex lives, researchers report. Nasal allergy symptoms such as sneezing and having a runny or stuffy nose may be to blame, note father-and-son research team Michael Benninger, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic and Ryan Benninger of Miami University

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    5. Low Folate May Be Linked to Allergies

      May 8, 2009 -- Early research suggests that low folate levels may be linked to an increased risk for allergy and asthma, but more study is needed to confirm the association. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center examined the blood folate levels of more than 8,000 people with and witho

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    6. New Hope for Pollen, Milk Allergies

      March 18, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Whether you’re allergic to pollen or food, help is on the horizon. Doctors report early success with a new approach that shortens the course of allergy shots for people allergic to ragweed and grass. Other researchers found that an experimental skin patch may hel

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    7. New Therapy May Knock Out Peanut Allergy

      March 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Some kids with peanut allergies are now packing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, thanks to an experimental treatment in which people with food allergies are fed miniscule amounts of the very food to which they're allergic. Five of nine children with

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    8. Sesame Allergies on the Rise in U.S.

      March 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Blame the hummus! Sesame seed allergies are rapidly rising in the U.S., but most Americans never even consider sesame bagels, hummus, or other sesame-containing foods as the source of their or their kids’ allergies, food allergy experts say. And if your child is

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    9. Peanut Flour May Ease Peanut Allergy

      Feb. 20, 2009 -- Eating a tiny bit of peanut flour every day may increase peanut tolerance in children who are allergic to peanuts, a new study shows. But the scientists who conducted the study aren't recommending their strategy as a do-it-yourself treatment for peanut allergy. "However encouraging,

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    10. Hypoallergenic Dogs and Dog Allergies: FAQ

      Nov. 12, 2008 -- Hypoallergenic dogs have gotten a lot of buzz lately as the Obama family searches for a dog to bring with them to the White House -- without triggering dog allergies in older Obama daughter, Malia. A quick glance at the Internet shows lots of web sites devoted to "hypoallergenic dog

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