March 07, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Obesity May Raise Girls’ Risk of Asthma, Allergies

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Obese girls may face a significantly higher risk for developing allergies, a new study suggests. But the researchers found the opposite was true for obese boys: They may actually face a slightly diminished risk for asthma,

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March 07, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

5 Food Allergy Myths

Food allergies are often misunderstood, even though societal recognition of, and education about, the condition is increasing. See if you have heard – or believed – any of the following myths about food allergies: “You’re “allergic” to any food that gives you problems.” This statement is false, since there are

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March 03, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies

Latest Allergies News THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new treatment for dust mite allergies has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Odactra is a year-round, once-a-day tablet that’s dissolved under the tongue. It’s approved for use in people aged 18 to 65. “House dust

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March 01, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Health Tip: Dust Your Home Properly

Latest Allergies News (HealthDay News) — Dust can be more than a nuisance. People who are allergic to dust can have trouble breathing if too much of it gathers in one place. The Environmental Working Group recommends: Vacuum your home often. Make sure your vacuum is equipped with a HEPA

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February 24, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Food Allergy

Food Allergy Triggers It’s common to have a bad reaction to foods we eat on occasion, such as gas from eating beans or headaches from drinking wine. If you’re lactose intolerant you may experience diarrhea when you consume dairy. These are all examples of food sensitivities or intolerances, which are

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February 23, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

ELISA Tests

What is ELISA? ELISA is an abbreviation for “enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.” What is an ELISA test? An ELISA test uses components of the immune system (such as IgG or IgM antibodies) and chemicals for the detection of immune responses in the body (for example, to infectious microbes). The ELISA test

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