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    1. Pregnancy Diet May Affect Kids' Asthma

      May 21, 2007 -- By eating apples and fish during pregnancy, women may cut their child's odds of developing asthma and allergies. That's according to Scottish and Dutch researchers who studied more than 1,200 children from before birth to the time they were 5 years old. During pregnancy, the kids' mo

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    2. Hot Water Removes Allergens Best

      May 21, 2007 -- Hotter is better when it comes to killing dust mites and other allergens in your laundry. A new study shows washing laundry in hot water (140 F) kills 100% of dust mites. But turn the dial down just 36 degrees to a warm, 104 F wash and only 6.5% of dust mites are killed in the laundr

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    3. Tulsa Tops Spring Allergy City List

      April 16, 2007 -- Tulsa, Okla., is the U.S. city most challenged by spring allergies this year, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The AAFA today issued its list of America's 100 spring allergy capitals. These towns are the "most challenging places to live with spring

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    4. Timing Enhances Allergy, Asthma Drugs

      April 13, 2007 -- Take your allergy pills before bedtime and your asthma medications in the late afternoon, a prominent allergist suggests. Your body behaves differently at different times of the day, notes Richard Martin, MD, head of the pulmonary division at National Jewish Medical and Research Ce

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    5. Antibiotics Overused for Sinusitis

      March 19, 2007 -- Antibiotics are still being widely overprescribed for sinusitis, though the majority of these illnesses are caused by viruses, new research shows. Studies suggest that only about 3% to 5% of acute sinus infections are bacterial in nature, meaning that they respond to antibiotic tre

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    6. Progress Against Peanut Allergies

      Small doses of peanut protein, given for months under medical supervision, can desensitize children with peanut allergy, reducing the risk of a reaction if they accidentally eat peanuts, according to a new study. In other new research, scientists say they have found a way to predict which children a

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    7. Pets May Protect Children From Allergies

      Fluffy and Fido may look innocent, but they are at the heart of a controversy among allergy specialists on the influence pets have on a child's risk of developing allergies. A growing body of evidence suggests that pets in the home may actually have a protective effect against developing pet allergi

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    8. Dogs May Protect Kids From Allergies

      Dec. 5, 2006 -- Infants who live in a house with multiple dogs may be less likely to develop allergies later in life, according to a new study. Researchers found that infants who live in a home with two or more dogs and a high level of certain types of a bacterial substance were a third less likely

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    9. 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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    10. 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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