- Peanut allergies are among the most common the the U.S., but a new study finds that getting rid of them may be on the horizon, with the help of cranberries.
- As the polar vortex retreats north, the "pollen vortex" is set to pick up the slack.
- Follow these simple steps to help relieve your sore throat, without using any medication or spending much money.
- 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.
- Stallergenes received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its under-the-tongue pill, Oralair, to treat allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever.
- People with celiac disease or other types of gluten intolerance may soon find relief from symptoms, thanks to a molecule called elafin.
- Spring allergy flare-ups may be triggered by everyday stress elements, a new study finds.
- 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.
- 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.
- Yale researchers have revealed that a genetic mutation, HDC, could be a cause of Tourette's syndrome.
- Children of mothers who eat nuts during their pregnancy may have a lower risk of developing peanut and tree nut allergies.
- 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.
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.