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2013-11-14 11:39:07

Women with asthma could take longer to conceive, according to new research. The study, published online today (14 November 2013), in the European Respiratory Journal, adds new evidence to suggest that asthma has a negative effect on fertility. Researchers from Bispebjerg University Hospital in Denmark analyzed data from questionnaires completed by a cohort of over 15,000 twins living in Denmark aged up to 41 years. The questionnaires included questions on the presence of asthma and...

Peanut Allergy Cured In Boy After Receiving Lifesaving Transplant
2013-11-11 13:53:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors have witnessed the first-ever curing of a dangerous peanut allergy in a 10-year-old boy, according to research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore over the weekend. “It has been reported that bone marrow and liver transplants can transfer peanut allergy from donor to recipient,” said Dr. Yong Luo, an ACAAI member and lead study author. “But...

2013-11-07 13:16:09

The greatest allergy myths and misconceptions, debunked From gluten allergy and hypoallergenic pets, to avoiding the flu shot because of an egg allergy, there are a lot of common myths and misconceptions about allergies. Many might be shocking due to a great deal of false information in the media and on the Internet. And some of the misconceptions can be damaging to your health if vaccinations are skipped and extreme dietary avoidances are taken. But where did all of these...

2013-10-30 23:22:33

Food Allergy Research & Education urges schools to adopt new school food allergy guidelines published today by the CDC. McLean, VA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) published new school food allergy guidelines on Wednesday that seek to protect the physical and emotional health of students with food allergies by providing practical information and strategies for schools while reinforcing federal laws and regulations. Food Allergy Research...

2013-10-30 23:00:14

Dr. William Reisacher, director of The Allergy Center in the Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, says, “During the winter, families spend more time indoors, exposing allergic individuals to allergens and irritants like dust mites, pet dander, smoke, household sprays and chemicals, and gas fumes — any of which can make their lives miserable." New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Ten Tips to Tackle...

2013-10-08 23:34:36

Premier Allergy offers needle free allergy testing to patients in the Ohio area. Screening is available for conditions such as pollen, dander, and mold, as well as food and drug allergies. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Premier Allergy is offering needle free testing at its eight locations in the Columbus, Ohio area. The tests can screen for a wide range of afflictions, including environmental allergies and food allergies. Many allergy doctors only offer needle testing for patients...


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Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2012-05-14 11:51:18

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is a medical journal established in 1929 as the Journal of Allergy. It is published by Elsevier. It obtained its current name in 1971. It is the official journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This journal publishes timely clinical papers, instructive case reports, and detailed examinations of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to clinical allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, internists, and other...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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