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  1. Treating Allergies With Allergic Food

    Nov. 28, 2006 -- Children with food allergies are told to avoid problem foods at all costs, but a novel experimental treatment is taking the opposite approach. In a two-year pilot study conducted by researchers at Duke University and the University of Arkansas, eggs were very gradually introduced in

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  2. Scratching Out Poison Ivy Allergy

    Nov. 14, 2006 -- Plagued by poison ivy allergy? It might be possible to coax the body to build up immunity to poison ivy. That news comes from researchers including Mary Morris, MD, of Allergy Associates of La Crosse in La Crosse, Wis. They studied 115 people with a history of severe skin reactions

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  3. Frequent Sex Helps Cure Semen Allergy

    Nov. 13, 2006 - Women allergic to their partner's semen can be cured by treatments requiring frequent sex, a New York allergist says. But don't try it without a doctor's help. Without proper desensitization, sex can be deadly for some women allergic to semen. Yes, some women really are allergic to s

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  4. Christmas Trees May Be Allergy Trigger

    Nov. 13, 2006 - There may be a reason for your Christmas-season sneezing: your Christmas tree. Christmas trees can trigger itchy noses, scratchy eyes, and sneezing, say allergist Michael Alexander, MD, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and colleagues. Alexander's team asked 12 allergy sufferers to track th

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  5. Allergy Vaccine: 6-Shot Cure?

    Oct. 4, 2006 -- Allergy sufferers got at least two ragweed seasons of relief after only six weekly shots of an experimental vaccine. The finding comes from a small clinical trial conducted at Johns Hopkins University. The trial tested a new kind of allergy vaccine in 25 people with ragweed allergy -

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  6. Sleep Disorders Linked to Allergies

    Sept. 19, 2006 -- Hay fever may make it harder to get a good night's sleep. A new study shows people with allergic rhinitis from hay fever and other types of allergies allergies have more difficulty sleeping and are more than twice as likely to suffer from sleep disorders sleep disorders such as ins

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  7. Incidents of Peanut Allergy Dropping?

    June 16, 2006 -- The number of children with peanut allergies who accidentally eat a food containing the legume has dropped dramatically in Canada in recent years, thanks largely to increased public awareness and better product labeling. A new study shows that about 14% of Canadian children with pea

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  8. Global Warming May Worsen Allergies

    June 6, 2006 -- We all may be sneezing, sniffling, and scratching more in decades to come, due to global warming. Harvard researchers say that higher levels of the greenhouse gas will also boost pollen production, causing allergy sufferers to suffer even more in the future. Just last week, Duke Univ

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  9. Spring Allergies: Worst U.S. Cities

    April 19, 2006 -- Spring is prime time for allergies, and certain U.S. cities are harder hit than others, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Every year, the AAFA lists the 10 worst cities for springtime allergies. Here are the top 10 cities on this year's list, along w

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  10. Kids' Food Allergies Affect Parents

    March 24, 2006 -- Parents take special care to tend to their kids' food allergies, new research shows. About 2% to 8% of children have food allergies. Some food allergies can be severe and even life-threatening. People with food allergies must strictly avoid their trigger foods, and that means extra

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