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Allergens Are Everywhere
Most Americans are exposed to multiple allergens, according to the largest indoor allergen study ever conducted in the United States.
Anaphylaxis: An Unpredictable Danger
Anaphylaxis can occur within seconds of exposure to an allergen like a peanut or a bee sting. But new evidence suggests that many US schools may be ill-prepared to deal with such events.
How to Cope with Winter Allergies
It’s getting chilly out and, just like clockwork, you’re back sniffling again. But before you write off that stuffy nose as just another cold, you may want to consider that the culprit could actually be winter allergies.
Asthma Inhalers, Allergy Devices Could Save Lives
In a severe allergy attack, patients may need to take medication fast — and using medication incorrectly could slow this process. Many patients may need more education on how to use their medications properly.
A Bit of Grime Might Protect Babies From Allergies
Parents of newborns usually don’t want their children around cockroaches, rodents or cats. New research suggests that exposure to those creatures may not be as harmful as once thought — it may even be beneficial.
Things to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet
American families keep a wide range of prescription and non-prescription items in their medicine cabinets, but what is really necessary?
Cockroaches and Air Pollution Shouldn't Mix
Most people try to steer clear of cockroaches. For children, however, avoiding these large, brown creepy crawlers is especially important.
Which Chemicals Are in House Dust?
Flame retardants were once commonly used in furniture. But the chemicals were phased out when researchers discovered they could contribute to health problems. So are they completely gone now?
Watch Out Dust Bunnies
Since spring-cleaning is not around for a while, new research may have found a way to help keep the dust from bothering your child's lungs.
Sneeze-No-More House Plants
Allergy sufferers who normally don't get along with indoor plants may find some relief from sneezing. Scientists have targeted bacterial genes that can produce pollen-free and long-lived plants, according to a recently published study.