- App Spots Peanuts, Other Allergens in Foods; Find Out How the New Technology Could Save Lives [VIDEO]A new app helps people with peanut allergies scan foods for allergens. The innovation also detects toxins, bacteria and other contamination.
- Allermates are cartoon characters that can help warn someone if a child under their care has any type of allergy.
- While there is no defined cause or cure for asthma, scientists have just discovered that both being female and being allergic to pets as a child, contributed to a higher likeliness of having asthma as a young adult.
- Mysterious Symptoms From Genetically Modified Corn? Woman Feels Better After Cutting GMOs From Her DietCaitlin Shetterly suffered from joint pain, rashes, fatigue, and insomnia. After years of misdiagnoses, allergist Paris Mansmann's advice to cut out genetically modified organisms finally worked.
- Peanut Allergy Death: Natalie Giorgi, 13, Dies At Camp Sacramento After Accidentally Eating Peanut Butter-Frosted Snack [VIDEO]Natalie Giorgi, a 13-year-old with peanut allergies, died after tasting a snack that she did not know had peanut butter in it.
- Sanofi's allergy drug could easily become available over-the-counter for allergy sufferers by the end of the year.
- After a horsefly bite, 48-year-old Andy Battin went into anaphylactic shock and died within minutes.
- With the nation still debating the health and environmental impact of fracking on communities in Pennsylvania and New York, the "Father of Fracking" himself passed away on July 26 at the...
- A Princeton researcher charts the process of peanuts in American society over the course of the last two decades.
- 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.
- Researchers have found that allergies are predetermined in genes. Treating allergy symptoms could soon be replaced by targeting genes.
- Oral and intranasal decongestants such as phenylephrine and psuedoephedrine, commonly found in over-the-counter medications like Sudafed, were found to increase the risk of ear, heart, and...
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.