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    1. Immune Therapy Cracks Egg, Peanut Allergies

      March 1, 2010 (New Orleans) -- An experimental treatment in which children with food allergies are fed tiny amounts of the very food to which they're allergic is allowing some kids with peanut allergies to enjoy peanut butter and some with egg allergies to eat scrambled eggs. Three new studies sugge

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    2. Kids' Allergy Shots Cut Health Care Costs

      Jan. 14, 2010 -- Allergy shots are no fun for kids. However, for children with hay fever (or allergic rhinitis), the shots are likely to reduce medications and doctor visits, according to a new study. Allergic rhinitis is the third most common chronic disease in American children, with up to 40% of

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    3. Food Allergies on the Rise in Children

      Nov. 16, 2009 -- Food allergies in children, including peanut allergy, have increased by nearly 20% in the last 10 years, and certain ethnic groups may be harder hit than others. A new study shows reports of food allergies in children rose by 18% from 1997-2007 while ambulatory care visits to treat

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    4. 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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    5. Long-Term Neti Pot Use May Backfire

      Nov. 9, 2009 -- Long-term use of a neti pot to clear stuffy noses and blocked nasal passages may actually encourage more sinus problems rather than keep them away. A new study shows people who used nasal saline irrigation for a year and then discontinued use the following year had 62% fewer cases of

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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