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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Food Allergies May Be Linked to Ear Infection

    June 22, 2004 -- Children with food allergies may be more likely to develop ear infections, according to new research. The study showed that nearly half of children with a common type of ear infection that causes a buildup of fluid behind the eardrum, known as otitis media with effusion, also had fo

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  5. Antibiotics May Increase Allergies, Asthma

    May 26, 2004 -- Why do so many people suffer from allergies and asthma? Possibly because they're taking too many antibiotics, new research shows. The findings were presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "Over the past four decades there has been an explosive

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  6. Most Cleaners Protect Against Peanut Allergy

    May 10, 2004 -- A good hand soap and household cleaner may be all parents need to make their home safe and protect their children from peanut allergy attacks. A new study shows most soaps and cleaners are effective at removing enough peanut allergen residue from hands and dining surfaces to prevent

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  7. Large Families May Help Keep Allergies Away

    April 29, 2004 -- Having three or more siblings helps prevent allergies, a new study suggests. In recent years, researchers have been diving deeper into the "hygiene hypothesis," which aims to explain why some people have allergies and some do not. The thought is that being exposed to more dirt and

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  8. Atlanta Tops List of Worst Allergy Cities

    April 21, 2004 -- If you're coming to Atlanta, do what the natives do: Take your allergy pills, and carry lots of tissues. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America today announced its annual top 100 list of U.S. Spring Allergy Capitals. The rankings reflect each city's pollen levels, use of alle

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  9. America Fails National Allergy Awareness Test

    March 23, 2004 -- Allergy sufferers may know it is allergy season, but that's about as far as their allergy awareness goes, according to the first national allergy awareness test. The test shows allergy sufferers may think they know enough about their allergies, but there's a gap between what they k

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  10. Children's Peanut Allergies Have Doubled

    Dec. 9, 2003 -- The number of children with peanut allergies has doubled over the past few years, a new study shows. It's a wake-up call for parents who may want to quit giving nuts to very young children, because their immune systems are not fully developed, say researchers. Roasted peanuts and nut

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