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    1. Kids’ Food Allergies Damper Dining Out

      March 17, 2008 (Philadelphia) -- Even though most parents alert restaurant staff if their children have food allergies, a sizable number of the kids still suffer allergic reactions when dining out, a new survey shows. Adding insult to injury, a second study suggests that children who suffer peanut a

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    2. Kids' Allergies: Schoolwork Can Suffer

      March 17, 2008 (Philadelphia) -- Kids' allergies are nothing to sneeze at. A first-of-its-kind national survey shows that when kids suffer nasal allergy symptoms, everything from their sleep to their schoolwork suffers as well. In the study of more than 1,000 families, parents of kids with allergies

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    3. Risky Allergic Reaction: Chemical Clues

      Jan. 4, 2008 -- Researchers have found two chemical clues that may help them tame sudden, severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). The first clue: People with anaphlyaxis have high blood levels of an inflammatory chemical called platelet-activating factor (PAF). The second clue: Anaphylaxis patients

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    4. Peanut Allergies Striking Sooner

      Dec. 3, 2007 -- Children are developing potentially dangerous peanut allergies at a much younger age, according to a new study. And that's not all: The study researchers found more parents are feeding their children peanuts at an earlier age. "This should be a wake-up call to all parents of young ch

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    5. FDA OKs Over-the-Counter Zyrtec

      Nov. 19, 2007 -- The FDA has approved over-the-counter sales of the allergy drug Zyrtec, according to McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which sells nonprescription Zyrtec. Zyrtec is approved to relieve allergy-related sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes, as well as itching due to hives. Zyrtec's most co

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    6. Seasonal Allergy Vaccine on the Horizon

      Nov. 14, 2007 -- A new allergy treatment could lead to a once-a-year vaccination for seasonal allergies, rather than weekly allergy shots year round. The new vaccine, called Pollinex Quattro, gave patients a level of relief after four treatments given over three to four weeks that ordinarily take up

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    7. Students Inattentive to Food Allergies

      Nov. 14, 2007 -- College undergraduates have a somewhat nonchalant attitude about their food allergies that may put them at high risk for accidental exposure. A new study of college students shows that about half of those reporting a history of food allergies continue to eat foods that they are alle

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    8. Allergies Curb Kids' Daily Activities

      Nov. 12, 2007 -- Nasal allergy symptoms in children may severely affect daily activities such as sleep and schoolwork, according to two new studies. The impact of nasal allergy symptoms is well documented in adults but not in children. This is the largest U.S. study to examine severity of allergic r

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    9. Christmas Trees: Source of Indoor Mold?

      Nov. 12, 2007 -- Live Christmas trees may bring more than the fresh pine scent of the holiday season into homes, according to a new study. The study, which was presented at The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Dallas, examined the relationship between mol

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    10. Wine Allergy? Insects May Be to Blame

      Aug. 15, 2007 -- Some allergic reactions to wine stem from insect chemicals, new research shows. In tomorrow's edition of The New England Journal of Medicine, doctors in Spain describe the cases of five patients who had allergic symptoms after drinking grape juice or newly pressed red or white wines

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