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  1. African-American Kids May Have More Food Allergies

    Sept. 6, 2011 -- African-American children in the U.S. have a higher rate of food allergies than children of other races, and new research suggests that genetic and environmental factors may explain why. Researchers found self-reported black race to be associated with a higher risk for all food alle

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  2. Study Questions Claims About Hypoallergenic Dogs

    July 12, 2011 -- If you are thinking about adopting a dog and someone in your household suffers from pet allergies, you may have been told that certain breeds, including the Portuguese water dog made famous when it was adopted by the Obamas, are less likely to cause symptoms. But this may be just a

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  3. Skin Allergies May Protect Against Cancer

    July 12, 2011 -- There may be an upside to contact skin allergies. New research suggests that people who develop itchy rashes when their skin comes into contact with certain metals or chemicals have a lower risk for certain cancers. Investigators say the findings support the idea that allergies may

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  4. Pets May Reduce Children's Allergy Risk

    June 13, 2011 -- Having a dog or cat at home during the first year of life may help prevent pet allergies later on. Researchers say parents often worry whether having animals in the home will increase the risk of their children developing pet allergies. But a new study suggests that’s not the case.

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  5. Allergy Self-Diagnosis Leads to Misdiagnosis

    May 18, 2011 -- Many people misdiagnose themselves as having allergies when they actually have sinusitis, a survey shows, and skip a visit to the doctor. The survey was conducted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The AAFA says that when people confuse sinusitis symptoms with si

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  6. Worst Cities for Spring Allergies

    April 8, 2011 -- The charm of a Southern spring may be lost on millions of seasonal allergy sufferers. A new study shows Knoxville and a host of other Southern cities top the list of the worst places to live with spring allergies. It’s the second year in a row the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of Am

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  7. Xolair May Treat Milk Allergy in Kids

    March 21, 2011 -- A small new study suggests that children with severe milk allergies may be able to rapidly overcome their sensitivities with the help of a biologic drug that helps to quiet an overly aggressive immune response. The study appears to be so promising that if larger trials, which are u

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  8. Birth Order May Affect Risk of Allergies

    March 21, 2011 -- First-born children may be more likely to develop certain types of allergies than their younger brothers or sisters, a study suggests. Researchers found the prevalence of several types of allergies, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever or seasonal allergies), allergic conjunctiviti

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  9. Low Vitamin D Linked to Allergy Risk in Kids

    Feb. 25, 2011 -- Children who don’t get enough vitamin D may be at increased risk of developing allergies, new research indicates. Researchers in New York examined serum vitamin D levels in the blood of more than 3,100 children and adolescents and 3,400 adults. No association was found between low v

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  10. New Food Allergy Guidelines Out

    Dec. 6, 2010 -- Comprehensive new guidelines on food allergies are out from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The new guidelines are directed at doctors to help them diagnose and manage food allergies. Experts say food allergies appear to be on the rise, affecting ne

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