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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Ladybug Allergies on the Rise

    March 7, 2006 (Miami Beach) -- Ladybug allergies are on the rise, as masses of the farmer-friendly beetles find their way "home" to get in out of the cold, researchers say. "During fall, they come inside houses to hibernate, giving rise to increasing complaints of home infestations," says Kusum Shar

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  7. How Common Are Severe Food Allergies?

    March 6, 2006 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- Life-threatening allergic reactions to peanuts, seafood, and other foods are much more common than previously recognized, accounting for more than 1 million visits to emergency rooms each year, a new study shows. "This represents about 1 in every 100 emergency ro

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  8. Teens With Food Allergies Take Risks

    March 6, 2006 (Miami Beach) -- Teens with food allergies admit to taking potentially deadly risks with their health, particularly when out with friends, a new survey shows. Among the risky behaviors: Leaving medication at home when at a school dance or wearing tight clothes, eating foods that could

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  9. Kissing and Peanut Allergy Dangerous

    March 6, 2006 (Miami Beach) -- A kiss is not just a kiss -- at least for people with food allergies. So say researchers who found that people with peanut allergies may be putting themselves at risk of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions if they kiss someone who has recently eaten peanuts

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  10. FDA OKs Generic Version of Flonase

    Feb. 22, 2006 -- The FDA has approved the first generic version of the brand-name drug Flonase, a nasal spray that treats allergic and nonallergic nasal symptoms. The generic product is called fluticasone propionate nasal spray. It's approved for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years o

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