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‘300 mn suffering from asthma globally’


April 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Around 300 million people in the world are suffering from asthma and the figure can rise to 400 million by 2025, says the World Allergy ... Read more...

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Sunshine likely to protect kids from eczema


February 5th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Increased exposure to sunlight may help protect children from the risk of both food allergies and eczema, a study reveals. Researchers from the European Centre for ... Read more...

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Regular medication can ease severe asthma attacks


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) A quarter of severe asthma attacks could be averted if only patients took their prescribed medication regularly, according to a new study by the Henry Ford ... Read more...

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Kids in mouldy homes more at risk of asthma


August 4th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Kids staying in mouldy homes have three times greater odds of developing asthma by the age of seven. "Early life exposure to mould seems to play ... Read more...

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First-born more likely to suffer from allergies


March 21st, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) As a first born, you are more likely to suffer from particular allergies than your younger siblings, a new research says."It has been established that individuals ... Read more...

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Myths related to spring allergies busted


February 27th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Not satisfied with the kind of information available pertaining to spring allergies and want something reliable? Well, here's what you need to read.The American College of Allergy, Asthma ... Read more...

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Indian-American doctor gets 15-year jail


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) An Indian-American doctor has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $43 million after he pleaded guilty to health care fraud and ... Read more...

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Beware: A kiss could trigger allergic reaction


November 21st, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The next time you plan to kiss your beloved, give it a second thought. The kiss can trigger an allergic reaction in your partner, a study says."If you ... Read more...

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Chinese herbs can complement proven allergy treatments


November 15th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Allergists say complementary medicine when combined with traditional therapies may give allergy and asthma sufferers new options for treating symptoms.They discussed how herbal treatments might be integrated into ... 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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Vitamin D may help asthmatics


September 9th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Vitamin D may help those suffering from asthma, according to experts."There is a possible cause-and-effect relationship between vitamin D deficiency and uncontrolled asthma," said allergist Manbir Sandhu, lead ... Read more...

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Asthma, eczema sufferers ‘at lower risk of developing cancer’


July 21st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that men who had a history of asthma or eczema generally had a lower risk of developing cancer.Researchers at INRS-Institute Armand-Frappier, the ... 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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Men with asthma and eczema ‘at reduced cancer risk’


May 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Allergic conditions such as asthma and eczema that result from a hyper reactive immune system might enhance the body's ability to remove malignant cells, which might in turn ... Read more...

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Is climate change causing hay fever to stay longer?


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Increase in allergy may be linked to climate change, according to Italian doctors.A six-year study in Italy registered a considerable increase in pollen seasons and the amount of ... Read more...

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Eggs can help ease egg allergy


March 1st, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has found that children with egg allergies who consume increasingly higher doses of egg protein - the very nutrient they react to - appear to ... Read more...

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Herbal remedies could worsen your asthma


February 4th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Beware of trying herbal remedies to ease your asthma -- it could make the symptoms worse, says a new study. "Results indicate patients using herbal remedies are less likely ... Read more...

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Herbal cure not good for asthma patients


February 4th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 04 (ANI): Asthma patients using herbal remedies may make their quality of life worse and suffer from increased frequency of symptoms, a new study claims.A study conducted by American College ... Read more...

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New Year bash not so rocking for allergic people


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Celebrating the New Year could be far more troublesome for people with allergies and asthma-as they are more at risk of getting a variety of unpleasant reactions, warns ... Read more...

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Smoking can harm asthma patients


November 10th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Tobacco smoke can prove extremely harmful for patients with asthma, rhinitis and nasal obstruction, according to an international health expert.Smoking has always been associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary ... Read more...

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Heating, air-conditioning, carpets may be bad for your health


November 9th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 9 (ANI): Damp environments, poorly maintained heating and air-conditioning systems as well as carpeting could negatively affect indoor air quality, according to experts.Researchers at the annual meeting of the American ... Read more...

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Changes in humidity, temperature may trigger asthma among kids


September 15th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): Changes in humidity and temperature may trigger asthma among kids, suggests a report.Published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the report says that such ... Read more...

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Indian American doctor couple charged with $31 mn fraud


July 18th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 18 (IANS) An Indian-American doctor couple in Houston has been charged with illegally distributing 1.3 million tablets of a drug and defrauding several public and private health insurance ... Read more...

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Indian-American couple charged with operating a pill mill


June 26th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) An Indian American doctor couple working in the Houston area have been charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with operating their pain management clinic as a ... Read more...

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Traffic-induced air pollution worsens asthma in kids


February 17th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Traffic-related air pollution affects asthma severity in kids, resulting in repeated hospital encounters, says a new study.The research has been published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & ... Read more...

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Cleaning homes could be harmful for asthmatic women


January 23rd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Women with asthma should not only stay away form dusting but also from other cleaning activities, for a new research has said that such activities may worsen ... Read more...

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Cold symptoms lasting for over 2 weeks may be sinusitis


December 2nd, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) has warned that if stuffy nose, headache and other symptoms of cold last for more than two weeks, ... Read more...

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Here are the factors causing barriers to asthma care


November 10th, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Access to appropriate care, patient adherence, distrust of the medical profession, delayed asthma diagnosis, culture, lifestyle choices and genetic discrepancies, are some of the barriers in managing ... Read more...

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Asthma Drug can have serious impact on bones


November 10th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Chronic use of the asthma drug corticosteroid may have some serious impact on bones, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding beneficial despite presence of pollutants in human milk


November 9th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE -- Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Mothers reluctant to breastfeed their infants following the threat of the exposure to chemical agents measured in human milk might be putting their kids ... Read more...

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Asthma associated with higher suicidal thoughts with attempts


May 13th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Suicid al behaviour is a grim personality trait that reflects self-destructive mental condition. According to a report published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, ... Read more...

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Homemade asthma-relief device as effective as commercially manufactured ones: Review


April 16th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 16 (ANI): American researchers say that the homemade asthma-relief device spacer, which is often used in developing countries to increase the chances that rescue medicine travels from an inhaler ... Read more...

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Study establishes link between allergic diseases and irritable bowel syndrome


February 1st, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Rush University Medical Center scientists say that adults with allergy symptoms are more likely to show a high incidence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which suggests a link ... Read more...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) linked to allergies


January 24th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): A new study has found that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is likely to be higher in patients with allergies.The study was conducted on 125 adults by Mary C. ... Read more...

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Menopausal women at greater risk for asthma


December 20th, 2007 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has found that, menopause can increase asthma risk and lower lung function in menopausal women.The study found that menopause decreases lung function and aids in ... Read more...

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