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Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

... responsiveness (BR) in people with certain common allergies , even if they are not specifically allergic to cats. This suggests that reduced exposure to cats may be beneficial for allergic individuals, regardless of their specific allergies. This was an unexpected finding, said Susan Chinn, D.Sc., lead auth...

Wordlist for Allergies to Help Cross-border Travellers

People going abroad who suffer from food allergies can find help on a website where they can download a wordlist of more than 200 ingredients , from nuts and shellfish to soya and gluten, that have been translated into 30 languages. The list, available on (http: www.food-info.net/allergy.htm), can ...

Experts Need to Include Children in Research

...l be investigating many areas including paediatric allergies and how these can be prevented; sleep disturbance ... by the unit will be a trial looking at preventing allergies using prebiotics in high risk infants; a unique treatment for Duchenne dystrophy, which has hitherto...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

... cancer and higher rates of asthma, bronchitis and allergies in children. One man in Slidell, La., was found dead in his trailer on June 27, 2006, after complaining about the formaldehyde fumes. In a conference call about the death, 28 officials from six agencies recommended that the circumstances be investi...

Breast-feeding Protects Mothers from Rheumatoid Arthritis

...tal admissions, ear infections, diarrhoea, rashes, allergies and other medical problems than bottle-fed babies. Breast-feeding not only helps the child against various diseases but benefits the mother as well. Previous studies have shown that it can lower a mother's risk of getting cancer....

Increase in the Rate of Food Allergy

...vices. Theories that may explain the increase in allergies include greater exposure to potentially allergenic foods, sensitivity to topical allergens, increased use of antacids for infants, sensitisation through breast milk, prolonged breastfeeding, and increasing maternal age. Assoc Prof Mullins said that...

Filipino Mothers Go Bare Protesting Against Milk Formula Companies

...ormula have a greater chance of developing asthma, allergies and obesity, the WHO has said. According to WHO studies up to 1.45 million children die annually in poor countries because of low breastfeeding rates....

Fine Particulate Matter from Traffic may Reduce Unborn Babies Birth Weight

...viours on the development of the immune system and allergies is studied. The researchers studied 1016 mothers and their children born in Munich between 1998 and 1999. All women included in the study had not moved out during the pregnancy. On the basis of a measuring campaign at 40 locations in the city of Mu...

C- Section Does Not Affect an Infants Health

...easing their chances of conditions such as asthma, allergies and gastrointestinal symptoms. In a vaginal birth...ng them vulnerable to certain health problems like allergies etc. However, there was some evidence of a weak link between C-section delivery and doctor visits f...

Permanent Make Up can Cause Disfigurement

...es. Additionally, the study found that people with allergies took twice as long to heal, on average. Another concern, Marmur said, is the potential for serious infections, such as hepatitis. "You don't know if the needles are safe, and if they're not sterilized, they can introduce bacteria and viruses under...

Chilean President's Cousin Successfully Tests Allergy 'Knockout' Technique on Mice

... developing a new approach that may help eliminate allergies like the common cold and asthma. Chilean-born I...echnique" in special "antibody nose drops" against allergies that has been tested successfully on lab mice. Bachelet shared the award with another researcher ...

Allergic Individuals Should Keep Away from Cats, Say UK Scientists

...resilient particles, and the most common source of allergies after the house dust mite. Even if you move into a...especially a cat, are at a high risk of developing allergies towards cats as they get older. Cat allergen is present on very small particles that readily beco...

Research Finds No Link Found Between Autism and Celiac Disease

...ative for celiac disease. 'This study shows food allergies often associated with autism may have no connection to the gluten intolerance experienced by people with celiac disease,' said study author Samra Vazirian, MD, with Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. Autism is a developmental d...

Cats at Home Poses Allergy Risk in Young Children

...ld children. The most important risk factor for allergies in children, Joachim Heinrich, is, however, still the family history. If the parents suffer from hay fever, asthma or pet allergies, their children are more likely to also show allergic symptoms. The study also shows that risk families in particular ...

UK Scientists to Undertake Seven Year Study of Peanut Allergy

...n a change in public health policy to prevent food allergies and will enable scientists to identify important treatment targets to try and develop cures for children who already suffer from peanut allergy."...

Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Mayfield Turtle Tracks Ice Cream

...e involved in this recall. Some individuals with allergies to peanuts run the risk of a serious reaction if they consume this product. No allergic reactions have been reported. The recalled product was produced at the Mayfield Dairy Farms plant in Athens, Tennessee and distributed to retail stores in Tenne...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...llpox vaccine; antihistamines for the treatment of allergies for four months out of every year; aspirin for cardiovascular protection; clozapine to treat schizophrenia; Tysabri, a multiple-sclerosis drug; and Vioxx, the now-retired painkiller. These were then compared to various non-drug activities, with the...

Farm Milk Reduces Childhood Asthma and Allergies but Raw Consumption is Unsafe

...ht and weight, whether they were breastfed and any allergies or asthma problems affecting the child or their fa...en who enjoyed the best protection from asthma and allergies had been drinking farm milk since their first year of life." About half of the parents who told re...

New Food Allergy Clinic Opens at University of Michigan Health System

The rapid proliferation of children developing allergies to foods such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk and mor... clinic. The number of patients we see with food allergies has risen dramatically in recent years, and we are expanding our services as a way of meeting those ...

Rise in Cigarette Use may Elucidate Asthma Epidemic in Children

...tion with no known cure. The cause is unknown, but allergies are a factor in the majority of children with asthma. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) inhaled accidentally by non-smokers has an elevated concentration of some poisonous substances than the smoke inhaled by smokers, such as carbon monoxide and c...

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