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Allergies Health Center

News Related to Allergies

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Allergy Shots to Lymph Nodes May Work Better

    Nov. 11, 2008 -- Allergy shots given directly to the lymph nodes may bring quicker allergy relief than traditional allergy shots. Researchers report that news in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They studied 183 adults with hay fever, splitting the patients into two groups. One group

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  6. Food Allergy in Kids Up 18%

    Oct. 22, 2008 - Child food allergies are up 18% over the last decade, the CDC reports. Four out of every 100 U.S. kids under age 18 now suffer food allergies, which doubles their risk of asthma and triples their risk of skin or respiratory allergies. "It is a significant trend -- food allergies do a

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  7. Bug Bombs Can Also Harm Humans

    Oct. 16, 2008 -- Total release foggers (TRF) -- more commonly known as "bug bombs" -- are designed to kill bugs and pests, but they can also harm humans. A new report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows there were 466 TRF-related injuries or illnesses in the eight states tha

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  8. What Bugs Mosquitoes? Smelling DEET

    Aug. 22, 2008 -- So you spray bug repellent on your body and hope for the best. But do you know what really keeps mosquitoes from sipping on your blood? A new study shows that mosquitoes actually posses a sense of smell located on their antennae. "We found that mosquitoes can smell DEET and they sta

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  9. Global Warming May Up Allergies, Asthma

    Aug. 5, 2008 -- Global warming poses a threat to asthma and allergy patients, according to a new research review. The review, published in September's edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, makes these predictions: Worse allergy seasons. A hotter climate means earlier blooms in s

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  10. Fragrances May Emit Potential Toxins

    July 25, 2008 -- Fragranced laundry products and air fresheners emit dozens of different chemicals, including some regulated as toxic or hazardous under federal law, according to a new study. Yet none of the potentially toxic chemicals is listed on the product labels, according to researcher Anne C.

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