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Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies

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University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine for dust-mite allergies. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. Results appear in the AAPS Journal.

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You’re Not Ready for Summer to End, but Ragweed’s Set to Pounce

Tips on how to handle fall allergies. Many people don’t realize that although ragweed-induced hay fever strikes around mid-August, they need to start taking their allergy medication two weeks before it hits, and keep taking it until two weeks after the first frost.

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Midwest Battles Highest Mold Count For 2014 Season

At 45,000, the Gottlieb Allergy Count for mold spores is very close to the 50,000 threshold signaling a dangerous air quality alert. “The extreme humidity coupled with the hot temperatures and rain have created a soupy environment that is causing serious distress for those with mold allergies and asthma,” says Joseph Leija, MD, who performs the Gottlieb Allergy Count, the official count of the Midwest. “It’s like having a hot, wet towel over your face all the time for many with sensitive systems.

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Breathe Easy and Don’t Scratch this Fourth of July

Activities surrounding the 4th of July can create health hazards for those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Smoke from fireworks can make it hard for those with asthma to breathe, and certain fresh fruits and vegetables can create an allergy-like reaction for people with hay fever.

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Peanuts Don’t Panic Parents as Much as Milk and Eggs

A new study in the July issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology examined 305 caregivers of children allergic to milk, egg, peanut or tree nut. The researchers were surprised to discover that milk and eggs, not peanuts, were the largest source of anxiety and worry.

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Controlling Ragweed Pollen in Detroit: A No-Mow Solution for Motown?

When it comes to controlling hay fever-triggering ragweed plants on Detroit vacant lots, occasional mowing is worse than no mowing at all, and promoting reforestation might be the best solution.

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Cellular Force That Drives Allergy and Asthma Can Be Blocked by Interferon, UT Southwestern Immunologists Find

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A mechanism that could underlie the development of cells that drive asthma and allergies has been uncovered by immunology researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Allergy Sufferers Beware, Sneezing Season Has Just Begun

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The Ugly Truth about Summer Allergies

Summer allergies can cause severe symptoms for some sufferers, and can be just as bad as the spring and fall seasons. Some unusual symptoms can leave you looking like you lost a round in a boxing ring.

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