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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.
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.
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.
FDA Approves New Hay Fever Nasal Spray
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new nasal spray to treat hay fever. The new spray is eco-friendly and could be an alternative to currently available hay fever treatments.
Do you Know Your Nuts?
Think you know your nuts? Think again. Many people with nut allergies were not able to tell the difference between a tree nut and a peanut.