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Nasal smear offers a solution as an allergy screening test

A new allergy test has been developed by research scientists. The test involves the detection of allergen-specific antibodies in nasal secretions, and it offers a fast and reproducible alternative test method for medics.

FDA approves first ever peanut allergy drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever peanut allergy medication for children. This marks a major breakthrough in treating a serious health allergy.

Algorithm predicts milk allergic outcomes to immunotherapy

A new technique enables medics to predict if a milk-allergic patient will respond to milk oral immunotherapy (Milk-OIT), with a significant accuracy and detail. This should provide greater comfort to those will milk allergies.

Peanut allergy patch in development

A French medical technology company has developed a new patch to help address the risks surrounding peanut allergies. The patch is to be reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Nanotechnology explains dust mite allergies

Dust allergies relates to mites that live and feed on dust particles (with most dust being composed of skin cells). Researchers have made a breakthrough in explaining allergies using nanotechnology.

EpiPen maker says it will market generic version of allergy RX

Canonsburg - Pharmaceutical maker Mylan NV has agreed to begin offering a generic version of its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after enduring widespread criticism for sharply raising the sales price of the device.

Thumb suckers less prone to allergies: New Zealand study

Wellington - Infants who suck their thumbs or bite their nails appear less prone to allergies as adults, New Zealand researchers have found.

Support for peanut butter allergy theory

London - The idea that eating peanuts early as a child is the best way to avoid a peanut allergy has been confirmed in a new research study.

Farm exposure at a young age helps with disease resistance

As part of the ‘hygiene hypothesis’ philosophy, some medical researchers argue that young children should visit farms and become exposed to animals in order to build up resistance.

New EpiPen case connects victims to help

For those who have a life threatening allergy carrying an EpiPen is part of their daily routine. A new case for the EpiPen promises to add an extra layer of help by notifying support networks when an emergency takes place.

Study: A 10-second kiss could transfer 80 million bacteria

Amsterdam - According to a new study, kissing for only 10 seconds could transfer up to 80 million bacteria. However gross that might sound, scientists believe that sharing bacteria through kissing helps us stay healthy by boosting the immune system.

How to deal with the most common allergy problems Special

A leading doctor has said that around 55 percent of people suffer from allergies. Most people are allergic to something, such as pollen, dander, dairy products, gluten, and mold. Digital Journal caught up with the medic to find out more.

U.S. approves novel remedy for hayfever, pollen allergies

Washington - U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a French-made remedy for alleviating symptoms of hayfever and certain allergies to grass pollen.

Doctors use peanuts to cure children of potentially fatal allergy

Paris - Doctors said Thursday they could treat peanut allergy by feeding children the very thing their bodies reject, so building tolerance that could save a life in case of accidential ingestion.

Improving pollen forecasting

Possible hope for hay fever suffers: a new approach for measuring the properties and spread of airborne pollen, aimed at improving the forecasting of this natural allergen has been published.

Probiotic drinks may trigger hay fever

A study has shown that a daily probiotic drink changed how cells lining the nasal passages of hay fever sufferers, leading to a higher level of out-of-season incidents.

Marrow transplant cures peanut allergy

A marrow transplant for child with leukemia not only helped tackle the cancer, it also cured an allergy that the child had to peanuts.

British tourist in Spain suffers terrible reaction to sun cream

The poor woman and her family came to Spain for the first two-week holiday in five years, but her time in Cala’n Forcat, Menorca was ruined by a bad reaction to a sun "protection" cream. She ended up needing emergency care in hospital for two days.

Woman allergic to hip implant

Paula Spurlock started to experience itching and pain all over her body, and it was due to an allergic reaction to the hip implant she received.

Tips for an allergy-free Christmas

People affected by allergies to dust, nuts and other substances can often suffer worse at Christmas time compared to other times of the year. To help reduce the allergy impact the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital has issued some tips.

Anti-Allergy milk from genetically engineered cow

Using a technique called RNA interference, researchers in New Zealand have genetically engineered a cow to produce anti-allergy milk. The genetically engineered cow produces very little of the protein responsible for causing allergic reaction.

Chicago's mold count rises to an all time high

Grant Park - Kathy Oalde was busy gardening on Monday when she started feeling ill. Her chest started to feel heavy and her eyes itched intensely. Oalde, 64, took an allergy tablet, but the congestion she felt drove her into her air-conditioned Melrose Park home.

Record-setting pollen count in Atlanta Special

Atlanta - It's bad news for allergy sufferers in Atlanta as the pollen count reached record highs this past Monday. The original record was set in 1999 at 6,103 particles per cubic meter.

Asthma and allergies linked to childhood paracetamol use

Recent studies have found there is a connection between giving paracetamol to young children and the development of asthma and allergy symptoms.

City refuses boy's plea to keep pet pig

Midland - A city council in the US has decided that a boy with severe allergies to many animals should be parted from his well-trained pet – a miniature pig.

Heavy pollen attacking U.S. allergy sufferers with a vengeance

It's very hot, the humidity is very low, winds are gusty and little rainfall are all sending pollen soaring to record levels throughout the U.S in the past few days, and a bad allergy season promises to get worse before it gets better.

Thai red chicken curry withdrawn by supermarket Waitrose

The British supermarket Waitrose has withdrawn its range of Deliciously Different Thai Red Chicken Curry with Wild Rice, Pak Choi and Red Peppers and issued an allergy alert.

Pennsylvania firm recalls cream of mushroom soup product

Bay Valley Foods, LLC, a Pittsburgh, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,286 pounds of canned cream of mushroom soup because it was inadvertently mislabeled.

Allergy Alert on possible undeclared soy protein

Morningstar Foods has issued a voluntary recall of a number of specific products because these products may contain soy protein.

Alexia Foods issues nationwide allergy alert

Alexia Foods, Inc, Kennewick, WA, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling packages of its Alexia Olive Oil, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Pesto Oven Reds.
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