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    1. Skies Not-So-Friendly for Passengers With Nut Allergies

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- For most passengers, airline travel is safer than ever these days. But for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies, a routine flight can end in disaster. Many airlines still serve peanuts and tree nuts, or snacks and meals tha

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    2. Shifting Temps May Prime You for Spring Allergies

      March 5, 2013 -- Spring allergy season is again off to an early start in many parts of the country, and doctors say there are some signs it may be even more miserable than usual this year. Last year was the fourth warmest winter on record, with consistently mild temperatures. That led to record-brea

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    3. Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Tattoos have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years, but along with that comes a rise in problems such as allergic reactions and infections, an expert says. More than one-third of Americans aged 18 to 2

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    4. Asthma Drug Takes the Itch Out of Chronic Hives

      Feb. 25, 2013 (San Antonio, Texas) -- The asthma drug Xolair appears to be a safe and effective treatment for chronic hives, a new study shows. The results of the study were presented at a news conference here at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) meeting. The results were

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    5. Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Hay fever sufferers may find some relief with acupuncture, a new study suggests, though the therapy's appeal in the "real world" is yet to be seen. The study, of 422 people with grass and pollen allergies, found that those randomly

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    6. Kids With Food Allergies Targets for Bullies

      Dec. 24, 2012 -- Colorado Springs high school junior Morgan Smith can’t remember a time when he didn’t have life-threatening food allergies. The 16-year-old had his first reaction to peanut butter at 9 months of age when he broke out in hives after touching his sister’s PBJ sandwich. He had his firs

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    7. Food Allergies Linked to Pesticides

      Dec. 3, 2012 -- People exposed to higher levels of certain germ- and weed-killing chemicals may also be more likely to develop food allergies, a new study shows. The chemicals are called dichlorophenols (DCPs). They are created by the breakdown of common pesticides, including chlorinated chemicals u

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    8. Cell Phone Shopping? You May Be Allergic to Some

      Nov. 9, 2012 -- If you're allergic to the metals nickel or cobalt, you may want to consider that when you pick a mobile phone. In a new study, researchers tested new and used mobile phones for nickel and cobalt. Some people are allergic to those metals. The allergies can cause skin redness, swelling

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    9. Global Warming May Double Pollen by 2040

      Nov. 9, 2012 -- If you're allergic to pollen, brace yourself. "By the year 2040, we will get about 1.5 to two times the amount of pollen that we have now," says Leonard Bielory, MD. Bielory is professor of environmental prediction at Rutgers University and attending physician at Robert Wood Johnson

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    10. The 10 Worst Places for Fall Allergies in 2012

      Oct. 5, 2012 -- Some natives of Louisville, Ky., needn't be surprised if they're sneezing while reading this article. Their city tops the list this year as the worst place to live in the U.S. for fall allergies. To earn the No. 1 spot, Louisville received a "worse than average" rating for its pollen

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