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  1. Chlorinated Pools May Raise Allergy Risk

    Sept. 14, 2009 -- Chlorine kills germs in swimming pools, but it may also contribute to risk for asthma and nasal allergies. Children with allergic sensitivities (atopy) who have spent more time in chlorinated pools have a higher risk of asthma and nasal allergies, such as allergic rhinitis and hay

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  2. Nasal Allergies May Dim Sex Life

    Sept. 11, 2009 -- Having nasal allergies may dim people's sex lives, researchers report. Nasal allergy symptoms such as sneezing and having a runny or stuffy nose may be to blame, note father-and-son research team Michael Benninger, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic and Ryan Benninger of Miami University

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  3. Low Folate May Be Linked to Allergies

    May 8, 2009 -- Early research suggests that low folate levels may be linked to an increased risk for allergy and asthma, but more study is needed to confirm the association. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center examined the blood folate levels of more than 8,000 people with and witho

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  4. New Hope for Pollen, Milk Allergies

    March 18, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Whether you’re allergic to pollen or food, help is on the horizon. Doctors report early success with a new approach that shortens the course of allergy shots for people allergic to ragweed and grass. Other researchers found that an experimental skin patch may hel

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  5. Sesame Allergies on the Rise in U.S.

    March 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Blame the hummus! Sesame seed allergies are rapidly rising in the U.S., but most Americans never even consider sesame bagels, hummus, or other sesame-containing foods as the source of their or their kids’ allergies, food allergy experts say. And if your child is

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  6. New Therapy May Knock Out Peanut Allergy

    March 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Some kids with peanut allergies are now packing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, thanks to an experimental treatment in which people with food allergies are fed miniscule amounts of the very food to which they're allergic. Five of nine children with

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  7. Peanut Flour May Ease Peanut Allergy

    Feb. 20, 2009 -- Eating a tiny bit of peanut flour every day may increase peanut tolerance in children who are allergic to peanuts, a new study shows. But the scientists who conducted the study aren't recommending their strategy as a do-it-yourself treatment for peanut allergy. "However encouraging,

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  8. Hypoallergenic Dogs and Dog Allergies: FAQ

    Nov. 12, 2008 -- Hypoallergenic dogs have gotten a lot of buzz lately as the Obama family searches for a dog to bring with them to the White House -- without triggering dog allergies in older Obama daughter, Malia. A quick glance at the Internet shows lots of web sites devoted to "hypoallergenic dog

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  9. Allergy Shots to Lymph Nodes May Work Better

    Nov. 11, 2008 -- Allergy shots given directly to the lymph nodes may bring quicker allergy relief than traditional allergy shots. Researchers report that news in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They studied 183 adults with hay fever, splitting the patients into two groups. One group

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  10. Food Allergy in Kids Up 18%

    Oct. 22, 2008 - Child food allergies are up 18% over the last decade, the CDC reports. Four out of every 100 U.S. kids under age 18 now suffer food allergies, which doubles their risk of asthma and triples their risk of skin or respiratory allergies. "It is a significant trend -- food allergies do a

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