- A University of Chicago study finds Claritin is more potent against allergic reactions after people watch their drug commercials.
- Children and fetuses are among the most vulnerable to increasing levels of air pollution, which may be linked to asthma, decreased lung function, and even autism.
- Researchers have developed a "peanut patch" to treat peanut allergies by introducing trace amounts of peanut protein into the body's immune system.
- Researchers find links between pesticides such as dichlorophenols (DCPs) and the increasing prevalence of food allergies.
- A citizen science study shows that homes with dogs contain more types of bacteria, which may even be beneficial.
- Using an inflammation blocking therapy, clinical trials for the new drug have shown extremely positive results in patients with moderate to severe asthma.
- Compounds in ginger might help asthma patients breathe easier when combined with bronchodilating medications, a study shows.
- Denver hospital develops a blood test to protect against allergic reactions to hip and knee implants
- UC engineering students have developed a prize-winning device that reduces harmful emissions from small engines.
- Consumer Reports has issued a warning to any women considering eyelash extensions.
- Joe Nagy was shocked to find out that his constantly runny nose was caused by fluid leaking from his brain.
- Sneezing, wheezing, itching, redness, swelling, and coughing are put to rest with these ten all-natural remedies that will eliminate seasonal allergy blues.
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.