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  1. New Insights into Allergy Relief

    March 26, 2003 -- Pollen, dust mites, dog allergies, cat allergies -- they plague millions of people. While billions of dollars are spent on allergy medications, a new study shows much can be done to improve symptoms in allergy suffers. Direct medical costs for common allergies can range from $1.2 t

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  2. Teen-Parent Views of Food Allergy Differ

    March 12, 2003 (Denver) -- Teens with food allergies may be reluctant to use their allergy medications and are strongly influenced by social pressures, which could put them at increased risk of a fatal allergic reaction, a new study suggests. The study also suggests that a "communication gap" may ex

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  3. 6-Week Allergy Shots Give Lasting Relief

    March 12, 2003 (Denver) -- Last year, researchers showed that just six weeks of allergy shots significantly reduce allergy symptoms. Now one year later, these hay fever sufferers are still enjoying the lasting effects. Significant relief from just six weeks of shots would be a dramatic difference fr

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  4. Gas Stoves Linked to Allergy in Newborns

    March 11, 2003 (Denver) -- Newborns who live in houses in which gas stoves are used or are located near busy roads may be at increased risk of developing dust mite allergies, new research suggests. Rob T. van Strien, PhD, of Yale University, and colleagues investigated the link between exposures to

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  5. Peanut Allergy May Be Preventable

    March 10, 2003 -- Two new findings push the parameters of peanut allergy protection. One is a new drug. The other may keep kids from getting food allergies in the first place. The exciting findings come from presentations at this week's annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and

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  6. Many Parents Don't Know Cold Facts

    Feb. 3, 2003 -- Lots of parents don't know much about their kids' colds. That leads to a lot of bad decisions, according to a survey from Children's Hospital, Boston. There's not much a doctor can do for a cold. That's because viruses cause colds. Treatment with antibiotics won't help -- antibiotics

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  7. CDC Measures Pollution in Americans

    Jan. 31, 2003 -- Pollution is everywhere -- including our bodies. How much is harmful? Now the CDC has a powerful new way to find out. Two years ago, the CDC released its first report, focusing on 27 chemicals polluting the environment. The new report includes 116 of these chemicals. It's not a gues

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  8. Nasal Sprays Not Equally Effective

    -->Sept. 24, 2002 -- Allergy nasal sprays that contain a germ-killing preservative may not work as well as other formulations, according to a new study. Researchers found that the preservative may limit the drugs' nose-clearing effects. Research had already shown that the preservative -- called benz

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  9. From Work to Sex, Allergies Take Toll

    Aug. 30, 2002 -- Allergies aren't just a problem for your nose and eyes; they can affect everything from your productivity at work to your sex life at home. A new survey reveals that 94% of allergy sufferers say their condition negatively affects their quality of life, but few do anything about it.

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  10. Worst Cities for Allergy Sufferers

    April 5, 2002 -- Where you live may determine just how miserable your allergies are this season. A new report from Multidata/SDI ranks the top 25 worst American cities for spring allergies. The warm, humid climate of Tampa, Fla., put it at the top of the list, followed by Louisville, Ky., and Orland

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