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  1. Blood Test Might Tell When Peanut Allergy Is Gone

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A type of treatment to help build up resistance in people with peanut allergy might leave telltale signs in the people's immune-system DNA, a new study reveals. The findings suggest that a blood test for these DNA changes

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  2. Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children and teens with peanut allergies, a new type of treatment might be a step closer to becoming a reality, according to a preliminary study from England. The treatment, known as oral immunotherapy, involves ea

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  3. FDA Advisers: Pill for Ragweed Allergy Safe and Effective

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ragweed sufferers, take heart: A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee ruled Tuesday that a novel drug to combat this annual scourge is safe and effective. If approved by the FDA, the drug -- Ragwitek, wh

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  4. Scientists Seek to Take Bite Out of Mosquito Problem

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have learned more about how mosquitoes detect skin odor, and they say their findings could lead to better repellants and traps. Mosquitoes are attracted to our skin odor and to the carbon dioxide we exhale. Pr

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  5. Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are warning people who take certain drugs for high blood pressure to watch out for a rare but sometimes serious side effect. Patients who take ACE inhibitors may be more likely to experience oral allergy syndrome. And th

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  6. Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Hay fever is more common among children in the southern and southeastern United States than in other regions, according to a large new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 91,000 children, aged 17 and younger, across t

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  7. Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Bone marrow transplants may help cure peanut allergies, a new case study suggests. The study involved a 10-year-old boy who no longer had a peanut allergy after undergoing a bone marrow transplant for leukemia. "It has been repor

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  8. New Food Allergy Safety Guidelines for Schools

    Oct. 31, 2013 -- The first guidelines outlining how schools should protect children with food allergies have been released by the U.S. government. Restrictions on nuts, shellfish and other foods that can cause allergic reactions, and making sure that emergency medicines such as EpiPens are available

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  9. Scientists Closer to Cat Allergy Cure

    July 26, 2013 -- Scientists say they're hopeful that a research breakthrough will lead to a cure for people who are allergic to cats. Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they've figured out how a particular protein in cat dander triggers an allergic response in humans. Many people are all

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  10. Want Babies Without Allergies? Try This

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new Swedish study suggests that parents who want to protect their infants from developing allergies should try a simple approach to introducing their children to the wide world of microbes: Just pop their pacifiers into t

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