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Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Sneezy

Tips for handling summer allergies

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America's Allergy Experts Don't Agree with Recent Study Suggesting Children with Asthma Need to Be Tested for Peanut Allergy

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Trending Stories Report for 18 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: nutrition, fibromyalgia, e-cigarettes, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and gluten

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Many Children with Asthma Have Reaction to Peanuts, But Do Not Know It

In recent years and months, peanut allergies in children have been in the news frequently, as scientists reveal new insights into why more and more children are developing them and what can be done to avoid them. However, until now, few have studied the connection between peanut allergy and childhood asthma.

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New Study Finds that Many Probiotics Are Contaminated with Traces of Gluten

More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis performed by investigators at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them (or 55%) had detectable gluten.

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The Medical Minute: High Pollen Levels Hitting Allergy Sufferers Hard

This year's harsh winter in parts of the country staved off an early arrival of springtime allergies, but the wet weather that has gardens looking lush and green also means tree pollen – especially oak – has made things worse than usual for those who suffer.

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Asthma App Helps Control Asthma: Alerts Allergists When Sufferers Need Assistance

New study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows how an app directly connecting an allergist and an asthma sufferer can provide necessary intervention when asthma isn’t under control.

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New York Allergist Available to Speak on Respiratory Health of Nail Salon Workers as Follow Up to Yesterday's NY Times Expose

New York allergist available to speak on the respiratory health of nail salon workers. Follow up to New York Times expose on health and safety of these workers.

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Fire Ant Stings Can Be Risky for Kids, Pets

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Fire ants can cause serious allergic reactions in some children and pets who share play areas with the pests.

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Peanut-Allergic Children Are More at Risk of Exposure at Home Than at School

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Children who are allergic to peanuts are far more likely to be exposed to them in their own homes that at school, says University of Montreal’s Sabrine Cherkaoui.