• The New Test That Determines Your Risk...

    Added On : 14th October 2012

    peanutsThe New Test That Determines Your RiskĀ of a Deadly Allergic Reaction

    A new test to indicate which people are most at risk from life-threatening allergic reactions has been developed by British scientists.

    The procedure measures levels of an enzyme in the blood which is involved in allergic reactions that can cause potentially fatal anaphylactic shock.

    Medics hope the test could become the definitive, gold standard test for the diagnosis of severe allergic reactions across the world.

    One in three Britons suffers from an allergy and the number of cases is rising by five per cent every year.

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  • The 10 Worst Places for Fall Allergies in 2012

    Added On : 17th October 2012

    Some natives of Louisville, Ky., needn't be surprised if they're sneezing while reading this article. Their city tops the list this year as the worst place to live in the U.S. for fall allergies.

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  • Asthma Drug Shown to Stunt Growth

    Added On : 20th October 2012

    Children Who Use Inhaled Steroids Are Slightly Shorter as Adults

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  • Global Warming May Double Pollen by 2040

    Added On : 11th November 2012

    If you're allergic to pollen, brace yourself.

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  • Hormones in Menstrual Cycle 'Affect Asthma'

    Added On : 12th November 2012

    crampsA woman's menstrual cycle affects the severity of respiratory symptoms, potentially worsening conditions such as asthma, a study suggests.

    Norwegian researchers studied almost 4,000 women, and found worse symptoms around ovulation.

    Writing in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, they said it may be possible to adapt women's medication.

    Asthma UK said it could help women with asthma manage their condition better.

    All the women studied had regular menstrual cycles lasting 28 days or less, and none were taking hormonal contraceptives.

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  • Does Tamiflu Work? Questions Continue

    Added On : 19th November 2012

    Does the blockbuster flu drug Tamiflu really work?

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  • Food Allergies Linked to Pesticides

    Added On : 6th December 2012

    People exposed to higher levels of certain germ- and weed-killing chemicals may also be more likely to develop food allergies, a new study shows.

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  • Oral Contraceptives May Help Treat Asthma

    Added On : 9th December 2012

    Study Shows Oral Contraceptives May Benefit Some Premenstrual Women

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  • Fertility Treatment 'Asthma Link'

    Added On : 10th December 2012

    asthma boyChildren born after fertility treatments, such as IVF, may have a slightly higher chance of developing asthma, research suggests.

    In a study of more than 13,000 UK children, five-years-olds were about twice as likely to have asthma if they were not conceived naturally.

    The children were also more likely to need medication, which could be an indication of more severe asthma.

    The findings were published in the journal Human Reproduction.

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  • What Cancer Patients Need to Know About the Flu

    Added On : 15th December 2012

    What do cancer patients and survivors need to know about the flu? WebMD asked Lisa Richardson, MD, associate director for science in the CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

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