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High-Fiber Diet May Prevent Asthma, Allergies

By | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 16:13

A high-fiber diet rich in fruits and vegetables may protect against asthma and allergies by reducing lung inflammation triggered by dust mites.

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Is Antibacterial Soap Harming Your Health?

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 18:35

Triclosan, a common ingredient in antibacterial soap, can lead to the buildup of super germs, allergies, and asthma in frequent users.


Infants Fed Breast Milk Alongside Solid Food Face Lower Risk Of Food Allergies

By | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 15:06

Researchers say mothers should feed children breast milk for roughly 17 weeks before transitioning into a combination with solid food.

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Women More Likely To Develop Allergies Than Men

By | Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:01

Women are more likely than men to develop asthma and allergies as they get older, according to a recent study.


EpiPens Pop Up In Schools In 15 More States, No Prescription Required

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 16:58

EpiPens, the popular brand of auto-injectors, are now being stocked in schools in 15 more states that seek immediate treatment of allergic reactions.

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Giant Hornets Kill 42 In China

By | Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:09

Swarms of Vespa mandarinia, asian giant hornets, are killing people and eating honeybees in the Chinese province of Shaanxi.

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Getting By With A Paleolithic Body

By | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 19:44

Although human evolution churns on, our bodies have not yet adapted to modern society.


The Top 10 Worst Cities For People With Allergies

By | Thu, 09/19/2013 - 11:45

Eight of the top 10 worst cities for people with allergies are in the South. How come?

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12-Year-Old Football Player Dies From Ant Bites

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 18:19

A 12-year-old Texas football player, Cameron Espinosa, was pronounced dead after an allergic reaction to ant bites during a football game.

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Argan Powder Foundation Could Be Causing Asthma And Allergies In Cosmetics Factory Workers

By | Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:04

Argan powder, an ingredient found in foundation, may trigger asthma and allergies in cosmetics factory employees.


Probiotics During Pregnancy May Lower Allergy Risk In Newborns

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 15:04

Babies whose mothers take probiotic supplements or eat foods rich in probiotics during pregnancy may face reduced risk for allergies.

Insect Sting Allergies Are Increasing: Venom Immunotherapy May Be Better For Long-Term Prevention

Insect Sting Allergies On The Rise: Venom Immunotherapy May Be Better Than EpiPens For Long-Term Prevention

By | Sun, 08/04/2013 - 15:46

Severe allergic reactions from insect stings could be better treated with venom immunotherapy, especially with the number of patients with these allergies increasing nationwide.

Discovery Of The Cause of Cat Allergies Brings With It Promise Of Cure

Discovery Of The Cause of Cat Allergies Brings With It Promise Of Cure

By | Thu, 07/25/2013 - 20:37

The causes of severe allergic reactions from cats and other pets has long been a mystery, but the biological underpinnings have finally been discovered, and it turns out a cure is only a few years away.


'Mad Medicine': Advertising Boosts Efficacy Of The Allergy Drug Claritin

By | Mon, 07/22/2013 - 15:00

A University of Chicago study finds Claritin is more potent against allergic reactions after people watch their drug commercials.

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Toxic Water: Asthma And Other Health Dangers Of Swimming In Chlorinated Pools

By | Tue, 06/18/2013 - 18:21

Regularly swimming in chlorinated pools can increase your risk of asthma and other health issues.