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2011-08-10 08:00:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life is unpredictable and can be even more so when you have allergies. During this fall allergy season, your runny nose, sneezing or itchy, watery eyes just might earn you top honors in Allegra's new Allergy Adventures contest on Facebook. Allergy sufferers are invited to upload a short video showing their daily challenges with allergies for a chance to win $5,000 toward a fun-filled adventure where they can enjoy life - without worrying...

2011-08-09 08:10:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Protect-A-Bed®, the leading provider of bedding protection products, is continuing their mission to ensure that people of all ages benefit from the qualities of a healthy sleep zone. In honor of back-to-school season, Protect-A-Bed is launching the Healthy Sleep Zone Back to School Sweepstake. Participants can enter directly on Protect-A-Bed's website by clicking the "back to school" button on the left. (Photo:...

2011-08-09 08:00:00

AMBLER, Pa., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergy Technologies LLC, manufacturer of ActiveGuard(TM) mattress liners, is sponsoring a new bed bug research program at The Ohio State University through an initial $100,000+ grant provided by the Company. This new endeavor will examine the importance and effects of specific products, protocols and strategies relating to innovative bed bug treatment applications. The dramatic rise in bed bug infestations throughout the country in the last ten...

2011-07-26 08:00:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Habitat for Humanity house built as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program will be dedicated in partnership with the Dunmore family in Detroit on Friday, July 29, 2011. Program partners Merck, Habitat for Humanity Detroit, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse will host a dedication ceremony where Betty Dunmore and her three daughters will receive...

2011-07-21 07:20:00

BRAINTREE, Mass., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At AllergyBuyersClub.com, many customers ask what exactly an air purifier can and can't do for them. The following is a list of common myths about air purifiers that are explained: Myth 1. Air purifiers mean that you will not have to ever dust again. Sorry, but you will still have to get out a Hepa vacuum cleaner and dusting cloth to dust your furniture and floors to be completely free of dust. Myth 2. If you have allergies, air purifiers...

2011-07-07 00:00:30

Precision Fabrics Group suggests mattress encasements are a must for residence hall move-in day. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 For college students beginning preparations to head back to their residence hall "home away from home," a specialized product from Precision Fabrics Group is helping address concerns about allergens and bed bugs. Students who regard their dorm room bed as a comfortable, carefree refuge where they rest and unwind may want to rethink. Information from the...

2011-06-21 14:58:00

BRAINTREE, Mass., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live in mattresses and upholstery and the unprepared home or apartment can be the host to millions of them, causing red and itchy eyes, difficulty breathing, sneezing and congestion. Your first step in dust mite control is to keep your home cool and at a humidity level below 50%. Dust mite covers that encase your mattress, box spring and pillows and made of comfortable, breathable fabrics should be...

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2011-06-12 05:45:00

Cockroaches have been identified by researchers as a potential explanation as to why childhood asthma is more prevalent in some urban neighborhoods than others. In New York City neighborhoods where asthma is common, Children are exposed to higher levels of cockroach allergens, which makes them more likely to be sensitized to it, according to the study published online in the Journal of Clinical Immunology. Asthma among children in New York City neighborhoods varies anywhere from 3% to 19%. In...

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2011-06-11 06:50:00

Scientists who have developed a drug that stops reactions rather than just treats symptoms have given cat lovers allergic to their pets new hope. British researchers discovered how the animals trigger allergies in different people after they isolated a part of a cell related to minute particles of cat skin. The discovery sheds light on how the body's immune system identifies and reacts to allergens.  The researchers identified a cell component which plays a key role in triggering...

2011-05-25 12:13:00

MADISON, N.J., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of nearly 14 million blood tests for aiding allergy diagnosis shows that men exhibited higher sensitivity to 11 common allergens than women when tested, contradicting other research suggesting women experience allergies more frequently than men. The study's findings raise the possibility that men have a higher risk for allergies than women or that men, as a function of their gender, require different reporting standards when evaluated for...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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