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2011-03-30 14:36:00

Experts at Cincinnati Children's Give Parents Tips on How to Tell the Difference CINCINNATI, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the problems that parents may have during the springtime is deciphering whether their children's sneezing is due to a cold or allergies. "Runny, stuffy or itchy noses, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, and headaches can all be symptoms of both allergies and colds but when parents pay close attention to minor details they will be able to tell the...

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2011-03-10 14:15:47

A breakthrough by scientists at The University of Nottingham could provide hope for any allergy sufferers who have ever had to choose between their health and their household pet. The team of immunologists led by Drs Ghaem-Maghami and Martinez-Pomares in the University's School of Molecular Medical Sciences, and funded by the charity Asthma UK, have identified a cell component which plays a key role in triggering allergic responses to cat dander. The discovery furthers our understanding of...

2010-06-24 03:59:33

Research shows Pycnogenol decreases nasal and ocular symptoms in allergic rhinitis patients An estimated 60 million people in the U.S. are affected by allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. Hay fever is an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways that causes itching, swelling, mucus production, hives and rashes. A study published in the June 14, 2010 issue of Phytotherapy Research demonstrates...

2010-03-10 07:57:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. today announced the launch of the Clean Sweep campaign to help guide spring cleaning for the estimated 60 million Americans who are affected by nasal allergies. This campaign helps them locate lurking allergens in their homes and improve their allergy management routine. According to a Spring Cleaning Survey of more than one thousand adults, 94 percent of respondents recognized that proper cleaning can help reduce incidences of...

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2010-03-01 13:20:24

Doctors from Italy are saying that pollen seasons may be longer due to changes in climate patterns, causing an extended period of congestion and sneezing for people with allergies, especially hay fever. Based on a twenty-six-year study, doctors have discovered an increased amount of pollen in the air progressively extending later and later into the year. The study was concentrated in the Bordighera region of Italy between 1981 and 2007. They recorded pollen counts during the allergy season...

2009-02-24 15:06:38

Newborns whose first few months of life coincide with high pollen and mold seasons are at increased risk of developing early symptoms of asthma, suggests a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers found that children born in the high mold season, which generally encompasses the fall and winter months, have three times the odds of developing wheezing - often an early sign of asthma - by age 2 compared with those born at other times of the year. The...

2008-08-29 00:00:36

By ROGER MCBAIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7520 or mcbainr@courierpress.com In case you haven't noticed, ragweed is back, and it's bad. Mold is, too, says Dr. Anne McLaughlin, a Welborn Clinic immunologist and allergist who regularly captures spores, grains and assorted airborne allergens on slides and counts them under a microscope. McLaughlin's latest tallies show ragweed at 149 grains per cubic meter of air. That's high, she says. It's in the orange range, the next-to-...

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2008-05-02 06:00:00

By Schaaf, Rachelle Vander Don't resign yourself to sneezing and watery eyes. Make this the year you reclaim the outdoors-with these expert tips. Ah, spring. Trees are budding and gentle breezes are blowing-and your nose is running, your eyes are itching, and your brain is fuzzy. As much as you'd love to just curl up with a box of tissues, you shrug it off and soldier on. After all, it's only allergies, right? While it's easy to trivialize these annoying symptoms-which plague some 36...