Monthly Archives: September 2014

#Anaphylaxis: Managing Life-Threatening #Allergies

#Anaphylaxis is a severe #allergic reaction that needs emergency #medicaltreatment. It can happen in seconds or even hours after contact with something the person is allergic to, like foods, insect venom, latex, or medication. In rare cases, exercise and physical activity also can trigger anaphylaxis. Symptoms may include: - Hoarseness - Tightness in the throat - Wheezing, or trouble…
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Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to #Asthma Risk in Kids.

Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study. Children had nearly an 80 percent increased risk of developing asthma between age 5 and 11 if their mothers were exposed during pregnancy to high levels of two…
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Could antihistamines help fight cancer?

For those of you that suffer from watery, itchy eyes and runny noses throughout allergy season, antihistamines are likely to be your best friend. But a new study finds the drugs may do more than combat hayfever; they could fight cancer, too. Read more at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/279000.php Courtesy - Medical News Today.  
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Vaccine for dust-mite allergies being tested by researchers!

If you're allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way. Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body's immune response. In animal tests, the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 percent despite repeated exposure…
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Egg Allergy Relief: Tests Show Oral Immunotherapy Works!

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article this week titled “Oral Immunotherapy for Treatment of Egg Allergy in Children“. The lead author was Dr. Wesley Burks, president of the Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The significant finding is that oral immunotherapy can desensitize a high proportion of children with egg allergy. In…
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