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Allergies Health Center

News Related to Allergies

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Docs Need More Training on Adrenaline Shots

    Dec. 4, 2003 -- If you're susceptible to severe, life-threatening allergies, you may want to brush up on your treatment skills. When put to the test, some British researchers discovered that most patients and doctors don't know how or when to use injectable adrenaline shots in response to a severe,

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  8. Latex Allergy? Beware Poinsettias

    Nov. 24, 2003 -- If you have a latex allergy, be careful around poinsettia plants. These popular Christmas plants contain a compound similar to that found in rubber latex -- and can cause a severe allergic reaction. A new study presented recently at the annual meeting of the American College of Alle

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  9. Kids With Peanut Allergy Grow Up Worried

    Nov. 20, 2003 -- Children with a peanut allergy grow up anxious about food -- and it makes childhood far less fun. A new study, looking at the quality-of-life impact of peanut allergy, appears in the current issue of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. In it, 20 children with a peanut allergy and 20 w

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  10. Pets May Prevent Allergies in Kids

    Oct. 14, 2003 -- Despite the long-held belief that cats and dogs in the home could lead to childhood allergies, there's mounting evidence that the opposite may be true: Having pets may actually reduce risk while avoiding these critters doesn't. In the latest study, allergist Thomas Platts-Mills, MD,

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