Allergy

Tap-Water Chemical May Be Linked to Food Allergy

December 5, 2012

Certain chemicals used to purify tap water may play a role in the development of food allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) noted that the chemicals, known as dichlorophenols, are also used to make pesticides and may be found in treated fruits and vegetables. While […]

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Study Ties Kids’ Allergy Risks to Antibacterials, Preservatives

August 2, 2012

Antibacterials and preservatives in products such as soap, toothpaste and mouthwash may be linked to an increased risk of allergies in children, according to a new study. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center researchers used data from a U.S. national health survey of 860 children, aged 6 to 18, to examine the link between urinary levels of […]

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How to spot and prevent food allergies in kids

July 26, 2012

One of the greatest pleasures of parenthood is marking your kids’ development through phases of their feeding. But moving on to solids can also pose a concern for parents worried about food allergies. And while a recently published study may have found that city kids are more likely to have food allergies than kids who live […]

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Allergy season essentials – Allergy Herbal Tincture – Save 10% Through April 15th!

March 27, 2012

Allergy season is upon us, earlier that it has in many years. Due to the abnormally warm and dry fall and winter months, it is expected that besides seasonal allergies being earlier than usual, allergy sufferers will experience some of the worst symptoms seen in a long time. Here are some simple and helpful tips […]

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Study says 1 in 13 US children have food allergy – Associated Press – By Lindsey Tanner – (Monday, June 20, 2011) –

July 5, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) — Food allergies affect about one in 13 U.S. children, double the latest government estimate, a new study suggests. The researchers say about 40 percent of them have severe reactions – a finding they hope will erase misconceptions that food allergies are just like hay fever and other seasonal allergies that are troublesome […]

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More People May Benefit From Going Gluten-Free – HealthDay – By Mary Elizabeth Dallas – (Sunday, May 8, 2011) –

May 10, 2011

SUNDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) — People at risk for celiac disease ought to be screened for the disorder, even if they show no symptoms, a new study suggests. Celiac disease is a disorder that causes digestive problems in the small intestine when the person consumes gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. […]

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Kids’ Eczema, Hay Fever Linked to Allergic Asthma Later – HealthDay – By Randy Dotinga – (Wednesday, April 20, 2011) –

April 21, 2011

WEDNESDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) — New research finds that adults who suffered from eczema as children — especially if they also had hay fever — are nine times more likely to have allergic asthma when they’re in their 40s. The findings are based on about 1,400 adults who have been followed for five decades […]

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Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease – HealthDay -By Ellin Holohan – (Sunday, March 20, 2011) –

March 25, 2011

SUNDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) — People with asthma may have a higher risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study that looked at the relationship between asthma and four other inflammatory conditions. The study, which looked at medical records from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, found higher rates […]

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