November 23, 2016 by Contributor in Allergies

Food Allergies Among Kids Vary by Race: Study

Latest Allergies News TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic children are much more likely to have corn, shellfish and fish allergies than white children, according to a U.S. study. The study also found that compared to whites, black children have much higher rates of asthma, eczema

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November 21, 2016 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Are You Ready for Flu Season?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — With flu season right around the corner, U.S. health officials are urging everyone to get their flu shot now so they’ll be protected from the potentially serious complications of influenza. “The fact that flu

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November 21, 2016 by Contributor in Allergies

Drug Allergy (Medication Allergy)

Drug allergy definition Allergic reactions are the hyper-immune response of our immune system to foreign (antigenic) substances. When certain foreign substances are introduced to the body, the immune system is triggered. (The immune system protects us from substances that may harm the body.) A hyper-immune response may result in allergic

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November 11, 2016 by Contributor in Eyesight

Doctors Use iPads to Treat ‘Lazy Eye,’ With Mixed Results

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter Latest Eyesight News THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Does playing video games on an iPad work better than standard eye-patching for improving vision in children with lazy eye? Two new studies in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology reach seemingly contradictory answers. In one, patching worked

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November 11, 2016 by Contributor in Allergies

hydroxyzine (Vistaril)

What is hydroxyzine (Vistaril)? Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine with anticholinergic (drying) and sedative properties that is used to treat allergic reactions. What brand names are available for hydroxyzine? Vistaril is the brand name available for hydroxyzine in the US. Atarax and Hy-Pam25, Orgatrax brands have been discontinued and are no

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November 11, 2016 by Contributor in Allergies

How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts

Latest Allergies News FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For parents who are unsure when and how to introduce their babies to food containing peanuts, new guidelines are on the way. The guidelines — coming soon from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) — are to

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