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Health Tip: Getting Rid of a Mold Problem

Posted 7 days ago by

-- Mold exposure can trigger health problems including asthma, respiratory infections and allergic reactions. Mold can grow on virtually any moist surface and should never be ignored. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests how to prevent mold and how to get rid of an existing problem: Fix plumbing leaks and other water issues as soon as possible. Dry all surfaces completely. Scrub ...

1 in 10 Adults Have Food Allergies, But Twice as Many Think They Do

Posted 18 days ago by

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 – More than 10 percent of U.S. adults have a food allergy – and nearly double that believe they do, a new study estimates. Researchers found that 19 percent of those surveyed thought they had a food allergy. But when the investigators dug into people's symptoms, they found that only 10.8 percent reported "convincing" signs of a true allergy. Experts said the findings ...

No Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Baby's Allergy Risk

Posted 20 days ago by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 – Avoiding certain foods during pregnancy does not reduce your child's risk of food allergies, a new analysis shows. For the study, researchers examined data from a 2005 to 2007 survey of 4,900 pregnant women who were part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. Nearly 3 percent of the women said they restricted certain ...

Holidays' Pitfalls for Those With Food Allergies

Posted 25 Dec 2018 by

MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 – Holiday get-togethers can be risky for people with food allergies. About 15 million people in the United States have one or more food allergies. "It's unfortunate that there's been such an uptick in food allergy diagnoses, but the good thing is people are talking about it and there's not as much stigma as there was previously," said Dr. Kara Wada, an allergy and ...

Food Allergies Tied to MS Relapses

Posted 19 Dec 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 – Researchers say they've identified a potential link between food allergies and flare-ups of multiple sclerosis. "Our findings suggest that MS patients with allergies have more active disease than those without, and that this effect is driven by food allergies," said study author Dr. Tanuja Chitnis, an MS specialist, and colleagues. Multiple sclerosis is a disease of ...

A 'Hypoallergenic' Dog? You May Be Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Posted 27 Nov 2018 by

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 – Do so-called hypoallergenic dogs really protect you against asthma? Many dog-lovers believe it, but Swedish researchers found no evidence that "allergy-friendly" breeds – such as poodles and miniature Schnauzers – actually lower the risk for the wheezing lung disease. Previous studies have shown that growing up with dogs can reduce a child's asthma risk, but researchers ...

Holidays a Challenge for Those With Allergies

Posted 25 Nov 2018 by

SATURDAY, Nov. 24, 2018 – The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for people with food allergies. But one health expert suggests that these folks can still enjoy festive gatherings, as long as they take certain precautions. About 5 percent of children and 4 percent of adults in the United States have a food allergy, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The most common ...

Will Peanut Treatment Guard Against Peanut Allergy?

Posted 19 Nov 2018 by

SUNDAY, Nov. 18, 2018 – People with peanut allergy can protect themselves from an allergic reaction by consuming a small amount of peanut powder every day, a new study suggests. The "breakthrough" findings mean this new treatment is ready for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the researchers added. "We're excited about the potential to help children and adolescents with peanut ...

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy

Posted 19 Nov 2018 by

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 – Almost 8 percent of American children have food allergies, and 1 in 5 of those kids suffers an allergic reaction severe enough to wind up in the hospital, a new study finds. "Childhood food allergies are relatively common and should be taken seriously, with 1 in 5 having a reaction that takes them to the emergency room every year," said lead researcher Dr. Ruchi Gupta, a ...

Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote

Posted 16 Nov 2018 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 – The "hygiene hypothesis" holds that early exposure to a variety of microorganisms may decrease the risk for chronic inflammatory diseases, like asthma. Two Swedish studies that tracked 650,000 children found that exposure to farm animals and even dogs can have this kind of beneficial effect. Living on a farm cut kids' asthma rate by half. Just having a dog in baby's first ...

Can EpiPens Still Work After Freezing?

Posted 16 Nov 2018 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 – Your EpiPen will still work after being frozen, researchers report. The epinephrine auto-injector can be lifesaving in cases of severe allergic reaction, and millions of Americans carry the devices. In this study, researchers "took 104 same-lot pairs of [EpiPens] and froze one of each pair for 24 hours, while the other was kept at recommended temperatures as a 'control,' ...

Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help

Posted 16 Nov 2018 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 – When you have serious food allergies, eating at a restaurant can literally mean risking your life. But new research suggests you can take steps to protect yourself when dining out. In fact, the more steps you take to protect yourself from exposure to the allergic substance, the less likely you are to have an allergic reaction, the study found. The researchers asked 39 ...

Many Infants With Milk Allergy Seem to Outgrow It

Posted 16 Nov 2018 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 – Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds. However, study lead author Christopher Warren said, "Our findings suggest that while milk allergy is relatively common during infancy, many children are likely to outgrow their milk allergies. "We observed that while an estimated 53 percent of ...

Climate Change Could Change the Ragweed Sneezin' Season

Posted 15 Nov 2018 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 – If you live in Maine and you've never experienced hay fever, new research predicts that climate change has an unwelcome surprise in store for you. Warmer temperatures in the northern United States will allow ragweed – the plant that triggers hay fever – to flourish in areas it's never been before. About 35 years from now, the study predicts, ragweed will be found in ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: FDA Alerts Patients and Health Care Professionals that Some EpiPen Auto-Injectors May Not Readily Slide Out of Carrier Tube

Posted 4 Nov 2018 by

[11/2/2018] FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that the labels attached to some EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may block access to the auto-injector and prevent the ability to easily access the product.In a letter to health care professionals from Pfizer, the manufacturer of the Mylan EpiPen, the label sticker ...

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