Allergies An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person's immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. Mild allergies like hay fever are very common in the human population and cause symptoms such as red eyes, itchiness, and runny nose, eczema, hives, hay fever, or an asthma attack.

'Pollen Vortex' To Ruin Spring For Allergy Sufferers

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:14

As the polar vortex retreats north, the "pollen vortex" is set to pick up the slack.

7 Ways To Treat Your Sore Throat Without Any Meds

By | Sat, 04/19/2014 - 14:04

Follow these simple steps to help relieve your sore throat, without using any medication or spending much money.

A New Era Of Grass Allergy Treatment: FDA Approves Grastek

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:39

The FDA's approval of Merck's Grastek ushers in a new era of grass allergy immunotherapy, as it's the second medication to be approved for grass allergies this month.

Under-The-Tongue Pill For Hay Fever Means No More Shots

By | Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:12

Stallergenes received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its under-the-tongue pill, Oralair, to treat allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever.

Possible Treatment For Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease Discovered

By | Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:52

People with celiac disease or other types of gluten intolerance may soon find relief from symptoms, thanks to a molecule called elafin.

Your Spring Allergies May Be Triggered By Stress, Not Pollen

By | Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:08

Spring allergy flare-ups may be triggered by everyday stress elements, a new study finds.

Valentine's Day Candy Contains Bugs, But So What?

By | Thu, 02/13/2014 - 15:16

Valentine's Day candy ingredients like carmine and shellac come from insects, but there's no reason to panic.

Peanut Allergy Treatment Changes DNA

By | Fri, 01/31/2014 - 13:25

Researchers have discovered changes in gene expression for peanut-allergic people after oral immunotherapy (OIT), which researchers say may provide clues into the treatment's long-term effectiveness.

Shine Light On Your Food And Get Allergen, Caloric Information

By | Sun, 01/19/2014 - 18:17

The TellSpec is a device, akin to a "speed gun," that shines a beam of light onto food to measure caloric content, and search for allergens.

Gene Mutation May Explain Tourette's Syndrome

By | Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:19

Yale researchers have revealed that a genetic mutation, HDC, could be a cause of Tourette's syndrome.

Eating Nuts During Pregnancy May Lower Your Child's Risk of Developing Peanut Allergy

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 16:17

Children of mothers who eat nuts during their pregnancy may have a lower risk of developing peanut and tree nut allergies.

Dublin Girl Dies On Street After Pharmacist Refuses Life-Saving EpiPen

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 13:14

Fourteen-year-old Emma Sloan, from Dublin, Ireland, died on a street corner surrounded by family and strangers after a pharmacist denied her mother the EpiPen needed to save her life.

Household Dog Protects Children Against Allergies, Asthma

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:55

A pet dog allowed indoors protects against asthma and allergies by promoting healthy gut bacteria.

NFL Star Raises Awareness About Anaphylaxis; Plus 5 Celebrities With Food Allergies

By | Sun, 12/01/2013 - 11:20

NFL star Adrian Peterson is the face of a new anaphylaxis preparedness campaign, and he's not the only celebrity with a severe food allergy.

Allergies Linked To Increased Blood Cancer Risk In Women

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 15:23

Women who have allergies, especially to allergens from plants, grass, and trees, could be at an increased risk for blood and bone marrow cancers.