Spring season is also the start of the pollen season. High counts of pollen were recorded, resulting in allergy symptoms of sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose.
Public Health March 25, 2019
The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out with a new guideline on how parents can prevent their children from developing food allergies and other allergic conditions. The key lies in the early introduction of allergenic foods to young children's diet.
Public Health March 18, 2019
What's the best way to clean baby pacifiers? A new study suggests that parental sucking to clean the pacifiers also prevents allergic response in the young children.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 17, 2018
Hay fever can easily be triggered by the amount of pollen that one is exposed to. Here are effective ways to avoid experiencing severe symptoms such as a runny nose and swelling around the eyes.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, seasonal allergies have gotten worse because of the weather changes. The AAFA also listed which cities would be the most difficult places to live in during this time of year.
Public Health April 30, 2018
There are several ways to combat allergies, but taking over-the-counter drugs isn't one of the highly suggested solutions. Here are safe and effective ways to relieve allergies during the spring season.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018
A new study discovered that babies who are given antibiotics and antacids are more likely to develop allergies as they grow up. The results of the research provide evidence on the the importance and delicate balance of the gut microbiome.
Medicine April 3, 2018
A toddler in Minnesota was diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria, a condition that makes her allergic to water. Here are other things that oddly cause allergic reactions to some people.
Feature | Health February 27, 2018
Ivy Angerman, an 18-month-old toddler from Minnesota, may be the youngest person ever diagnosed with the extremely rare condition of aquagenic urticaria. The toddler's skin breaks out into painful blisters from being in the bath for just 15 seconds.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 26, 2018
Suffering from allergic reactions like a runny nose or skin rash? A new study involving bed bug poop suggests the culprit may be living right in your bedroom.
Animals February 14, 2018
Health experts have warned the public about a rare form of illness known as Alpha-Gal allergy that could be acquired through tick bites. The condition can cause the body to develop an adverse reaction to eating meat and poultry.
Public Health June 23, 2017
Could fading sense of smell mean death is closer? A Swedish study suggests that people in their middle age or older suffering from impaired sense of smell are more likely to die within 10 years.
Public Health March 23, 2017
Studying over 600 adults who have been diagnosed with asthma in the last five years, a team of researchers has found that one out of three adults may not have asthma at all despite their diagnosis and continued medication.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017
Thousands of bees stung people at a suburban park in California. It is not known what triggered the attack but the insects stung 20 people, three of whom were sent to the hospital.
Animals September 5, 2016
A new study found that children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails are less likely to develop allergies later in life than those who don’t.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 12, 2016
Researchers blame lack of fiber in the diet for the rising rate of allergies worldwide. How does eating fiber-rich food help those suffering from food allergies?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2016
A Blue Bell ice cream recall is underway as some Rocky Road ice cream pints have been mistakenly filled with a Cookies ‘n Cream flavor. Consumption could trigger soy and wheat allergies in sensitive individuals, the company noted.
Public Health May 5, 2016
These are the best apps that will help you track and manage your seasonal and food allergies so that you can enjoy the spring.
Apps/Software April 21, 2016
New research has found that common cold and allergy drugs can shrink the brain and increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. These drugs can also decrease brain metabolism and cognitive skills.
Life April 19, 2016
Cholinergic urticaria is a rare immunological disease that affects about 10 percent of the young adult population. Its symptoms include small, itchy patches of skin lesions triggered by sweat and tears.
Life April 17, 2016
Although spring means greener surroundings, it can also mean seasonal allergies. Learn the common signs and symptoms of spring allergies and how to prevent them.
Life March 25, 2016
Allergies you have as an adult may have been influenced by the season you were born in. According to researchers, certain DNA markers link birth season and allergy risk later in life.
Life March 23, 2016
Most people who grew up on farms do not suffer from asthma or allergies. Mice exposed to bacteria from farm dust did not develop asthma later on reinforcing the idea of the hygiene hypothesis.
Life September 5, 2015
Climate change and emissions from fossil fuels could create 'perfect storm' for the spread of ragweed and its allergy-provoking pollen. The U.S. native, now an invasive plant in Europe, could spread to much of northern Europe by 2050, researchers predict.
May 26, 2015
Antibiotic use during infancy has lasting effects that contribute to illnesses acquired in adulthood, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Minnesota.
Life May 15, 2015
Health experts warn about a 'pollen tsunami' currently affecting people living in the northeast United States. The severe winter of last year, the delayed start of spring and even the setting effects of climate change are believed to be possible causes of the phenomenon.
Life May 7, 2015
A study conducted by the University of Michigan and the Texas A&M University explains how pollen grains collect water in the atmosphere and form rain-carrying clouds.
Earth/Environment May 6, 2015
Allergy season is in full swing and, blooming along with the tulips are weather-related woes such as sniffling and itchy eyes. Arm yourself with advice and avoid getting stuck indoors.
Internet Culture April 16, 2015
Allergy season is here. There's no getting around pollen, but these home remedies should do the trick and ease symptoms to provide relief.
Life April 8, 2015
Allergy season is unfortunately already under way in most parts of the country. Here's how you can enjoy the warmer temperatures and sunshine without your sneezing and watery eyes getting you down.
Feature March 24, 2015
Allergy season could be worse this year than in previous years. However, experts suggest that the season may also be shorter.
Earth/Environment March 20, 2015
Kids in families who hand-wash their dishes less susceptible to allergies, eczema and asthma, study suggest. Study supports suggestion children growing up in an "over-sanitized" world.
February 23, 2015
A study shows that chores and health benefits mix as it is found that using hand-washed dishes may help keep children from developing allergies.
Life February 23, 2015
Different people react differently to different things. All women, however, are likelier to have worse allergies than men, no thanks to estrogen, according to a study.
Life December 30, 2014
Chandler Swink, an Oakland University student, died of severe allergic reaction to peanut butter. He was diagnosed with a severe form of nut allergy when he was two years old. He suffered from anaphylactic shock after he was exposed to peanut butter at a friend's house.
Life November 29, 2014
Michigan student with highest level of peanut allergy dies after exposure to peanut butter cookies. Oakland University sophomore was in a coma for a week before his death.
Life November 28, 2014
Unless you got yourself tested, your adverse reaction to penicillin may just be a side effect and not an official allergy, according to studies.
Life November 8, 2014
Epinephrine should be stocked in every school in the nation to treat allergic reactions in children, a new study states. But, how serious is the problem?
Life November 7, 2014
A blue pumpkin on your porch or lawn can signal non-food treats for children with food allergies, group says. The Teal Pumpkin Project aims to raise awareness of allergies in children.
Life October 30, 2014
A tick bite could have an unfortunate side effect – a meat allergy. People are reporting allergic reactions to red meat after being bit by Lone Star ticks.
Life August 13, 2014
Doctors in the U.S. have seen a rise in tick bites that are related to an allergic reaction to eating meat. The link between the bug bite and meat allergy was discovered a few years ago, but the cases have now spread across the U.S.
Internet Culture August 8, 2014
Babies may be protected by exposure to bacteria and allergens in the first year of life, according to a new study.
Life June 7, 2014
The new molecule synthetic sulfate monosaccharide helps suppress inflammatory response that triggers asthma attacks and may hold the key to the development of an asthma treatment.
Life May 14, 2014
A new study finds that allergies tend to cluster in groups.
Life March 6, 2014
Food allergies have risen 2.1 percent in black children, compared to 1.2 percent in Hispanic children and 1 percent in white children. Doctors are urging children with suspected allergies to undergo formal testing.
Life March 3, 2014