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  1. Hypoallergenic Cats: Solution for Cat Allergy?

    Oct. 28, 2004 -- For $3,500, you can own the world's first hypoallergenic kitten. Yes folks, the kitten is due off the "assembly line" in 2007 and promises to solve the dilemma of cat lovers suffering from a cat allergy. Allergy specialists, however, have their doubts. The cat in question is no clon

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  2. C-Section May Increase Kids Allergy Risks

    Oct. 20, 2004 -- Babies born via caesarean section (C-section) may face a higher risk of food allergies and diarrhea as infants than others, a new study shows. German researchers found babies born via C-section were twice as likely to be sensitive to common foods, such as cows' milk, at 12 months of

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  3. Airborne Fungus May Cause Chronic Stuffy Nose

    Oct. 8, 2004 -- Scientists may be one step closer to understanding why some people have chronic stuffy noses. An overblown immune system response to a common fungus may be the reason. Most people get stuffy noses only occasionally. However, chronic stuffy nose is common enough to cost about $5.6 bil

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  4. Nose Cream Blows Off Hay Fever, Allergies

    Aug. 16, 2004 -- A new nose cream looks promising in taming hay fever and other allergy symptoms, new research shows. The ointment seems to form a barrier that traps pollen and other allergens -- reducing the number that enter the nose, reports researcher Swetlana Schwetz, MD, an immunologist with F

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  5. Children & Bee Stings

    Aug. 11, 2004 -- For most people, bee stings are merely painful reminders that summer has its downsides, but for those who are allergic, stings can be deadly. It has long been thought that kids usually outgrow allergic reactions to insect stings, but new research shows that this is often not the cas

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  6. Kids Don't Always Outgrow Sting Allergies

    Aug. 11, 2004 -- For most people, bee stings are merely painful reminders that summer has its downsides, but for those who are allergic, stings can be deadly. It has long been thought that kids usually outgrow allergic reactions to insect stings, but new research shows that this is often not the cas

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  7. Allergy Vaccine Shows Promise

    Aug. 9, 2004 -- Allergic to pollen? There's progress in the search for solutions to the misery that affects more than 100 million people worldwide, making pollen one of the most common allergens. Scientists report favorable findings after testing a genetically engineered vaccine that is based on mat

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  8. Food Labels to ID Allergy-Related Ingredients

    July 21, 2004 -- Congress has approved a bill designed to help people with common food allergies and some food-related diseases better identify dangerous ingredients on grocery labels. The bill requires food manufacturers to make labels that will identify allergens in easy-to-understand language. Th

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  9. Seafood Allergies Common for Adults

    July 13, 2004 -- Shrimp, lobster, clams: Americans love seafood. But many adults will develop a severe allergy to shellfish as well as tuna and salmon. Some 7 million Americans are thought to be affected, or 2.3% of the population, according to a nationwide survey. "This study showed that seafood al

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  10. No Escape From Cat and Dog Allergens at Home

    July 8, 2004 -- It not only rains like cats and dogs outside your home, but allergy-causing traces of cats and dogs are most likely inside your home too, according to a new report. Researchers found cat and dog allergens or dander were present in 100% of homes screened in the first national survey o

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