Kamis, 10 April 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Is it just a cold or is it allergies?

Posted: 07 Apr 2014 01:45 PM PDT

One of the problems that parents may have during the springtime is deciphering whether their children's sneezing is due to a cold or allergies. "Runny, stuffy or itchy noses, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, and headaches can all be symptoms of both allergies and colds but when parents pay close attention to minor details they will be able to tell the difference," says a pediatric allergist.
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Rabu, 09 April 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Spring allergies linked to specific food allergies, says specialist

Posted: 07 Apr 2014 01:48 PM PDT

More than 45 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, primarily occurring in spring and fall. Food allergies are closely linked to spring allergies, says one expert. "Birch pollen often also means allergies to apples, peaches, carrots and celery while grass allergies can trigger melon, tomatoes and oranges reactions," he says. "Ragweed, the most noxious allergen, is also linked to allergies to bananas, cucumber and cantaloupe."
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Sabtu, 05 April 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Allergy tablet approval warrants caution for some

Posted: 02 Apr 2014 07:55 AM PDT

A pill a day keeps spring allergies away. In a perfect world, it would be that easy. And for those suffering from an allergy to some grasses, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of the oral dissolvable tablets designed to help treat symptoms may be beneficial. But for the majority of seasonal sufferers allergic to pollens from the more than 30 other pollinating species, relief isn't that easy.
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Kamis, 03 April 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


'3-D' test could reduce reliance on animals for testing asthma and allergy medications

Posted: 02 Apr 2014 08:00 AM PDT

To determine whether new medicines are safe and effective for humans, researchers must first test them in animals, which is costly and time-consuming, as well as ethically challenging. Scientists now report that they've developed a simple, '3-D' laboratory method to test asthma and allergy medications that mimics what happens in the body, which could help reduce the need for animal testing.

Want spring allergy relief? Avoid stress

Posted: 01 Apr 2014 07:14 AM PDT

Stress doesn't cause allergies, but easing your mind might mean less allergy flare-ups this spring. According to a study, allergy sufferers with persistent stress experience more allergy flares. "Stress can cause several negative effects on the body, including causing more symptoms for allergy sufferers," said an allergist.
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