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Allergies On The Rise Because Of High Pollen Counts

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

Pediatricians Issue New Advice To Prevent Food Allergies In Children

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

Parents Sucking Their Baby's Pacifier Clean Prevents Allergies: Study

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: How To Protect Yourself From Having An Allergy Attack This Spring

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

Allergy Season Worsens Every Year Due To Weather Change: Here Are The Cities That Are Most Affected

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

Here's Why You Shouldn't Take Over-The-Counter Drugs During Allergy Season

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

Babies Given Antibiotics And Antacids Are More Likely To Develop Allergies

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

Minnesota Toddler Is Allergic To Water And Her Own Tears: Other Odd Allergies You May Not Know Exist

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

Toddler May Be Youngest Person Diagnosed With Aquagenic Urticaria: She's Allergic To Water

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

Bed Bugs Found To Poop Chemical Making Humans Sick

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

This Tick Can Make You Allergic To Meat With One Bite

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

Fading Sense Of Smell Could Mean Death Is Closer: Study

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

Asthma May Be Misdiagnosed In One Out Of Three Adults: Study

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

California Park Bee Attack Sends Three People To Hospital

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

Let Kids Suck Their Thumbs And Bite Their Nails: The Bad Habits Have This Positive Health Outcome

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

High Fiber Diet Boosts Immune System To Reduce Food Allergies

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

Blue Bell Recalls Some Rocky Road Ice Cream Pints Due To Labelling Errors

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

The 6 Best Allergy Apps To Help You Make It Through Spring Alive

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

Common Allergy And Cold Medicines May Shrink Brain, Increase Alzheimer's Risk

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

Woman Allergic To Own Sweat, Tears: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment For Cholinergic Urticaria

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

Spring Allergies: Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

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

Birth Season And Allergy Risk Linked By DNA Markers

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

Dirt Could Be Good For Children: Farm Dust May Protect Kids From Asthma And Allergies

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

Achoo! Ragweed May Spread Into New Regions With Global Warming

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

Exposure To Antibiotics During Infancy Could Lead To Illnesses During Adulthood

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

Americans In The Northeast Suffering From Effects Of 'Pollen Tsunami'

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

Pollen Can Have Considerable Effect On Weather, Says Study

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

6 Natural Ways To Stop Allergy Symptoms Before They Start

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 Begins: Here Are Some Pollen Allergy Home Remedies

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

How To Survive Allergy Season Without Spending Spring Indoors

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

Experts Say 2015 Allergy Season Could Be More Severe Than Usual

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

Downside To Dishwashers: Putting Your Kids At Risk For Allergies

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

Researchers Find Curious Link Between Washing Dishes And Allergies

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

Women Experience More Severe Allergic Reactions than Men. Blame Estrogen

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

Peanut Allergy Kills Sophomore Student at Oakland University: Parents in Shock

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

Cookies Kill Michigan Student with Peanut Allergy

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

Allergic to penicillin? 94 percent who think they're allergic are actually not

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

Why schools should always be stocked with EpiPens

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

Teal pumpkins signal when trick-or-treating is allergy-safe

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

This unfortunate tick bite will turn you off red meat

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

One tick bite could cause a meat allergy

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

Bacteria exposure may help protect babies from allergy and asthma

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

New synthetic molecule can help prevent asthma attacks triggered by allergens

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

No escape from allergies: study shows prevalence doesn't vary

A new study finds that allergies tend to cluster in groups.

Life March 6, 2014

Incidence of food allergies spikes among black children

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

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