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Allergies, Spring Allergies, Pollen, Acaai, Allergist, Asthma

5 Things to Do to Feel Better During Spring Allergy Season

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Unseasonably warm temperatures throughout the country are bringing an early allergy season. 5 tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology will help allergy sufferers cope with symptoms.

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Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia, Research Suggests

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Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 percent of people who contract it, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found.

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Fragile X Syndrome, Steven Tyler's Janie's Fund Wins Big, Untreated Water Making Our Kids Sick, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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American Academy Of Dermatology, Dermatologists, Dermatology, Dermatology A to Z, Skin Care, hand rashes, how to prevent hand rashes, how to treat hand rashes, healthy skin, Dry Skin, dry skin on hands, hand eczema, eczema on hands, Skin Allergy

Don’t Let Hand Rashes Ruin Your Winter

Hand rashes can be frustrating, especially when the cause of your rash is unknown. Was it a new brand of hand soap? Eczema? Or just really dry skin? According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, it could be any of these things and more. Hand rashes, they say, commonly occur because of something you touched or something happening inside your body.

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Why Male Immune Cells Are From Mars and Female Cells Are From Venus

Michigan State University researchers are the first to uncover reasons why a specific type of immune cell acts very differently in females compared to males while under stress, resulting in women being more susceptible to certain diseases.

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When Do Teens with Food Allergies Take Fewer Risks?

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More support from friends, family and school was linked to less risk-taking among adolescents and young adults with food allergies, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

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Breathe Easy as You Plan an Allergy- and Asthma-Free Valentine’s Day

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If you want to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day for your sweetheart, keep their allergies and asthma in mind.

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Peanut Allergy, Guidelines, Pediatrics, Infant Feeding

Allergist Betsy Jaffe MD: Intro Solids Before Peanut Foods w/ Infants; Thin Smooth PB w/ Pureed Fruit or Warm Water

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Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on New Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

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Expert Allergist Available to Advise Parents on Preventing Peanut Allergy by Introducing Their Infant to Peanut-Containing Foods

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New Guidelines Show How to Introduce Peanut-Containing Foods to Reduce Allergy Risk

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The wait is over for parents who’ve been wanting to know how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their infants to prevent peanut allergy. New, updated guidelines define high, moderate and low-risk infants for developing peanut allergy, and how to proceed with introduction based on risk.

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Study: Fewer Kids Visited ERs for Asthma After Indoor Smoking Bans

Emergency rooms in communities with indoor smoking bans reported a 17 percent decrease in the number of children needing care for asthma attacks, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine.

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TSRI Scientists Show How Drug Binds with ‘Hidden Pocket’ on Flu Virus

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A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show exactly how the drug Arbidol stops influenza infections. The research reveals that Arbidol stops the virus from entering host cells by binding within a recessed pocket on the virus.

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Can You Sneeze with Your Eyes Open?

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The changing weather brings about many things: holiday excitement, a different wardrobe and—perhaps most annoyingly—cold and flu season. Those around you have likely been sneezing more frequently, which may have prompted you to ponderif it is possible to sneeze with your eyes open.

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African American, White and Latino Children Have Different Food Allergen Profiles

Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have conducted the first study designed to assess and characterize the racial and ethnic difference in food allergies among children in the U.S.

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Expert Allergist Available to Speak on the Effects of the Southern Wildfires on Asthma Sufferers

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Why Is Food Allergy Increasing? Skin Might Be Involved

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Early exposure to a food allergen through broken skin might prompt the development of food allergy. This theory gained further support from a recent study that found increased prevalence of food allergy if a child had skin infection or eczema in the first year of life.

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Say Yes to Holiday Flair, Not Allergic Flares

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If you suffer from allergies and asthma, you don’t want to be sneezing and wheezing through the holidays. ACAAI offers tips for bringing the “flair, and not the flare” to this year’s holidays.







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