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Health News - Allergy

Seasonal allergies: tips and remedies
In this Spotlight, we investigate what causes seasonal allergies and what the best strategies are for avoid their debilitating effects. (Medical News Today)

Lethal prostate cancer less common in men with asthma
A study of nearly 48,000 men finds that those with a history of asthma were less likely to have a diagnosis of prostate cancer that had spread or to have died of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Peanut allergies common among children with asthma, but families often do not know
A new study finds that 53% of the families of children who tested positively for peanut sensitivity were not aware of their child's allergy. (Medical News Today)

Asthma app helps control asthma: Alerts allergists when sufferers need assistance
Case study shows increased benefits to alerting allergists to poor asthma controlThe adage, "There's an app for that" is even more true in light of an app that sends an alert to your allergist's... (Medical News Today)

Educating the immune system to prevent allergies
With the arrival of spring, millions of Canadians have begun their annual ritual of sneezing and wheezing due to seasonal allergies. (Medical News Today)

Treatment against seasonal hay fever should be initiated prior to season, Norwegian study shows why
Recently published findings from the University of Oslo show that allergen-specific T cells are resident in the mucosa outside the pollen season and react strongly to pollen extract, suggesting... (Medical News Today)

Exposure to air pollution in the first year of life increases risk for allergies
Canadian CHILD Study sheds new light on childhood risk of developing allergiesNew research from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study shows that exposure to outdoor... (Medical News Today)

Low-allergen soybean could have high impact
Scientists from the UA and University of Illinois have created a new variety of low-allergenic soybean, and it could make the creation of animal feed more efficientUsing conventional breeding... (Medical News Today)

Pre-existing inflammation may promote the spread of cancer
A new research report appearing in the May 2015 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that allergic reactions--or at least the pre-existing inflammation from these reactions--may set the... (Medical News Today)

Peanut-allergic children are more at risk of exposure at home than at school
Accidental exposures just as likely at schools that ban peanuts as those that don'tChildren who are allergic to peanuts are far more likely to be exposed to them in their own homes that at... (Medical News Today)

Understanding the body's response to worms and allergies
Research from The University of Manchester is bringing scientists a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm infections. (Medical News Today)

Rise in spring allergens linked to increased dry eye cases
New ophthalmology research from the University of Miami shows that dry eye - the little understood culprit behind red, watery, gritty feeling eyes - strikes most often in spring, just as airborne... (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify key protein in immune response to allergies and worms
Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a key role in the body's inflammation response to allergens and worms. The protein regulate genes without changing their DNA. (Medical News Today)

Shetland pony midge study offers clues to curbing allergies
Shetland ponies' immune response to insect bites is helping scientists understand how people could be prevented from developing allergies. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover asthma's potential root cause and a novel treatment
Published in Science Translational Medicine journal, Cardiff University researchers, working in collaboration with scientists at King's College London and the Mayo Clinic (USA), describe the... (Medical News Today)

Enzyme in cosmetic products can act as allergen via the skin
Papain is an important industrial protein-degrading enzyme that is used, for example, in the food and cosmetic industries. (Medical News Today)

Worms and germs lead to better immune function
A growing body of evidence in the medical community holds that greater diversity of bacteria and even worms in the digestive tract offers protection against a variety of allergic and autoimmune... (Medical News Today)

Food allergies can be transmitted from blood products to children in rare cases
In rare cases, children can develop anaphylactic allergies to previously tolerated foods after receiving blood products via transfusion, report the authors of a case study published in CMAJ... (Medical News Today)

Picturing peanut contamination with near infrared hyperspectral imaging
Study the label of almost any food product and you're likely to see the rather vague warning "May contain peanuts" somewhere on there, unless of course it's a product that definitely does contain... (Medical News Today)

Blood test predicts severity of peanut and seafood allergies
A new blood test promises to predict which people will have severe allergic reactions to foods according to a new study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published online in the The Annals of... (Medical News Today)

Testing for egg allergies can be done with pasteurised raw egg
New research has found that pasteurised raw egg contains the same main allergens as fresh raw egg, and is therefore still the safest option for testing for allergies. (Medical News Today)

Good bone, bad bone
Scientists explore a new parameter of bone quality that measures strength instead of densityThe bottom image shows that the OsteoProbe indentation is comparable to naturally occurring... (Medical News Today)

Inflammatory factor IL-3 may play essential role in development of sepsis
Targeting IL-3 controlled pathways may help treat dangerous inflammatory reactionA new study finds that Interleukin-3 (IL-3), an inflammatory factor most associated with allergic reactions... (Medical News Today)

Food allergy: a burden carried by more than 17 million Europeans
With more than 17 million of Europeans suffering from allergies1, food allergy is one of the most common allergic diseases. (Medical News Today)

Climate change affects human health, ATS membership survey shows
The American Thoracic Society has published the results of a survey of the ATS membership on climate change which found that the majority of ATS members believe that climate change is real and that... (Medical News Today)

Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
Title: Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/18/2015 (Medicine Net)

fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine, Allegra-D
Title: fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine, Allegra-D
Category: Medications
Created: 4/17/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/15/2015 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Pollen Isn't the Only Allergen
Title: Health Tip: Pollen Isn't the Only Allergen
Category: Health News
Created: 5/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2015 (Medicine Net)

Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says
Title: Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 5/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/12/2015 (Medicine Net)

Probiotics May Ease Hay Fever Symptoms
Title: Probiotics May Ease Hay Fever Symptoms
Category: Health News
Created: 5/8/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/8/2015 (Medicine Net)

Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
Title: Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/6/2015 (Medicine Net)

Sinus Headache
Title: Sinus Headache
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/4/2015 (Medicine Net)

Title: Nosebleed
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 11/29/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/30/2015 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Manage Allergies in the Bedroom
Title: Health Tip: Manage Allergies in the Bedroom
Category: Health News
Created: 4/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/21/2015 (Medicine Net)

azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate (Dymista)
Title: azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate (Dymista)
Category: Medications
Created: 4/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/20/2015 (Medicine Net)

Spring Allergy Season Could Be a Bloomin' Nightmare
Title: Spring Allergy Season Could Be a Bloomin' Nightmare
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 (Medicine Net)

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