Month: October 2014

The Los Angeles Times is reporting in its Science Now section that a new study sheds light on why so many people in North America have peanut allergies. Peanut allergies are one of the most common and dangerous food allergies people face. Those with peanut allergies have to be extra careful with everything they eat. […]

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Hearing loss is a common and serious problem for many people who are exposed to loud noises on a regular basis, and for those advancing in years. Several studies are showing that there is hope for these individuals; there are new advancements in the field of hearing restoration. Hearing Loss Statistics The statistics regarding hearing […]

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With all of the ghosts, goblins, vampires and werewolves running about, Halloween can be a scary time of year. For most of us the thrills and chills are great fun, but for kids with food allergies, “scary” takes on a whole new meaning. Candy with nuts in it can be deadly. Chocolate is worrisome for […]

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Nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes are not the only miserable symptoms of a sinus problem. Halitosis, more commonly referred to as bad breath, is yet another potentially embarrassing symptom that can accompany a sinus condition. Post Nasal Drip Post nasal drip is excess mucus that drips down the back of your mouth […]

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According to the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, 400,000 children in the U.S. have peanut allergies. In addition, peanut allergy is the one food allergen that is most commonly associated with severe allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis. A Georgia-based organization recently launched a website dedicated to increasing awareness and serving as a portal […]

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According to a recent Detroit Free Press article, a team of researchers at the Sleep Center at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center has discovered another connection between obesity and sleep apnea. The study showed a prevalence of “fat tongue” among obese people with sleep apnea and how a fat tongue may be a contributing […]

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It is that time of the year when people roll up their sleeves at healthcare facilities everywhere so they can get a flu shot. One group has always been the exception: people with egg allergies. Most flu vaccines contain a small amount of egg. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), […]

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A recent KSAT news article shed light on a recent study that suggests a link between obesity and childhood asthma. The objective of the study, called the Noah Study, was to determine the effectiveness of a healthy diet as part of asthma treatment and control. This study was conducted at the Nemours Children’s Hospital Asthma Center in […]

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According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), roughly 15 to 30 percent of people are allergic to cats and dogs. For these individuals, having a pet in the home is not an option–which is fine if they are single. Many people eventually go from being single to being in a relationship and […]

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Fortunately for us, they are too small for us to see, and make us cringe even more. Dust mites are something we all live with. Most of us co-exist with dust mites just fine. Dust mites and allergy sufferers, not so much. Allergens from dust mites cause allergy symptoms to flare up–symptoms such as sinusitis, […]

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