allergens

Now, geraniums that won’t make you sneeze


August 31st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Scientists have developed a strain of geraniums that would be completely harmless to allergy sufferers and pose no risk to natural varieties of the plant because ... Read more...

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Feline friends can give you allergies


December 30th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) People keen to own kittens, beware! A study has found adults, who never owned a cat before, might find the feline friend making them twice as ... Read more...

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Machine to put asthmatics to bed


November 25th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) A new device that can clean air while asthma patients go to sleep shows significant lowering of the disease symptoms, a study claims.Those who tested the ... Read more...

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Occupational hazards in pregnancy can cause asthma in kids


September 26th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Mothers exposed to certain substances and chemicals while in their jobs during pregnancy could give birth to children with higher chances of asthma. This research included ... Read more...

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Delayed symptoms ravage asthmatics


August 14th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Delayed symptoms ravage half the people with asthma, several hours after exposure to allergens, says a new research.Allergens -- pollen grains and dust mites -- can ... Read more...

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Gastric bug H. pylori protects against asthma


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A gut bug, H. pylori, which infects half the global population and causes gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer, has been found to protect ... Read more...

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Six mn US kids have food allergy: Study


June 21st, 2011 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 21 (IANS) Nearly six million children in the US suffer from allergic reactions towards certain food items, says a new study.This estimate is higher than some previous ... Read more...

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Blame your gut for your skin allergies


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): According to a new study, many children with atopic dermatitis also have food allergies, and in the course of skin contact with food allergens, the disease can worsen.Atopic ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles could offer relief from skin allergies


April 4th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) scientists have suggested that tiny particles, only billionths of a meter in diameter, could offer relief to people who are allergic to the ... Read more...

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Gene defect that can triple peanut allergy risk identified


March 12th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene defect that can triple the risk of a child developing an allergy to peanuts.An international research team, led by Dundee University, said it ... Read more...

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Cell component that triggers cat allergy identified


March 10th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Researchers have identified a cell component which plays a key role in triggering allergic responses to cat dander.This breakthrough by scientists at The University of Nottingham could provide ... Read more...

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Kids with less Vitamin D more likely to have allergies


February 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Children with low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop allergies, a new study warns. Researchers looked at vitamin D levels in blood samples collected from more ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels associated with allergies in children


February 25th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies.Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ... Read more...

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Asthma linked to bacterial communities in the airway


February 18th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new UCSF-led study has found that asthma may have a surprising relationship with the composition of the species of bacteria that inhabit bronchial airways.This finding could suggest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Immune cells that act as ‘body’s border patrol’ identified


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Researchers have identified an immune cell population that acts as the body's border patrol with the outside world and limit the inner body's exposure to allergens, pollutants, viruses, ... Read more...

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Novel finding could lead to new therapies for asthma, COPD


January 28th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists from a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have demonstrated that a single "master switch" enzyme, known as aldose reductase, is key in producing excess mucous ... Read more...

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Knee protectors can cause skin problems


January 12th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new research has revealed that knee protectors can form allergenic substances on the skin."Substances that appear at first glance to be harmless can cause allergic reactions since ... Read more...

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Women’s tears ‘kill sexual arousal in men’


January 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): They say tears are woman's best arsenal - and they probably are - for they are powerful enough to dampen a man's sexual arousal, according to a new ... Read more...

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Major shift in understanding how eczema develops


December 18th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Our skin serves as a barrier protecting our body from hundreds of allergens, irritants, pollutants and microbes we come in contact with every day.But in eczema patients, ... Read more...

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Have asthma? Allergens could be growing in your lungs


December 15th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A University of Leicester study looking at the allergic reactions that asthmatics suffer towards a common mould have found that many people with asthma actually had the mould ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Paracetamol doubles risk of asthma in kids


November 30th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Babies given Calpol or other forms of paracetamol are twice as likely to develop asthma.Those fed the medicines in the first 15 months of their life are also ... Read more...

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Prolonged use of cell phones may trigger skin allergies


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): The next time you chat endlessly on your cell phone, better be careful, as it can lead to an allergic reaction, say allergists.They also said that from cosmetics ... Read more...

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Mysterious allergen in wine that causes headaches, stuffy noses identified


November 18th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified the mysterious allergen in wine that causes headaches, stuffy noses, skin rash and other allergy symptoms.The discovery opens to door to development of wine-making processes ... Read more...

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No need to ban peanuts in schools, airlines: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): An allergist has said that banning peanuts from schools and airlines was not necessary since allergists could provide an action plan to help acute peanut allergy sufferers."Highly allergic ... Read more...

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Prolonged cell use, body piercing, tattoos trigger allergic reaction


November 15th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): The next time you chat endlessly on your cell phone, better be careful, as it can lead to an allergic reaction, say allergists.They also said that from cosmetics ... Read more...

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UV light doubles vacuum’s effectiveness in removing carpet microbes


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): Addition of ultraviolet light to the brushing and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the removal of potentially infectious microorganisms from a carpet's surface when compared ... Read more...

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Wheezing and allergies in kids could be determined in the womb


October 26th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that whether a child will develop allergies or wheezing is closely related to how he or she grew at vital stages in the ... Read more...

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Bedroom chemicals nearly double kids’ allergy risk


October 21st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Chemicals found in wall paints and cleansers could practically double children's risk of developing asthma and hayfever. Researchers from Karlstad University, Sweden, found youngsters had up to 180 ... Read more...

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Babies born in October and November ‘more likely to have food allergies’


October 20th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A population based cohort study from Finland has shown that a child's likelihood of developing food allergies can be traced back to the season during which s/he completes ... Read more...

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Allergies ‘a consequence of asthma, not cause of it’


September 24th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 24 (ANI): A new genetic study has revealed that allergies are an outcome of asthma, not a cause of it.Scientists have also found seven genes linked to the development of ... Read more...

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Culprit behind severe allergic asthma discovered


August 30th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have identified the key culprit behind severe asthma-like symptoms in mice.The disease can be triggered in susceptible people by a variety ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure could protect kids from allergies later in life


July 14th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that exposure to certain allergens in the womb may have a positive effect on children as they grow up.The study found that when ... Read more...

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Burger diet ups kids’ asthma risk


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Eating three or more burgers a week can increase a child's risk of asthma and wheeze, says a new study.However, a Mediterranean diet, rich in fruit, vegetables, and ... Read more...

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Simple test to figure out if products cause skin allergies


May 28th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A fast, simple, cheap method has been developed for figuring out whether chemicals in consumer products can cause skin allergies. Itai Chipinda, Portland State University (PSU) graduate student and ... Read more...

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MIT scientists devise better way to detect food allergies


May 24th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) About 30 percent of Americans believe they have food allergies. However, the actual number is far smaller -- closer to five percent, according to a recent study. The study, ... Read more...

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