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2009-02-03 09:46:37

The snow is thawing, the first crocuses are fighting their way through the cold earth into the daylight and hay fever sufferers are already pulling out their handkerchiefs. A new type of measuring station will automatically determine the pollen count and thus improve the forecast."And here is the pollen forecast for tomorrow: Low levels of alder and hazel..." "“ we are all familiar with such reports from the radio and the television, but they are not always very reliable. The forecast...

2008-12-23 22:45:51

About 1 in 10 people are allergic to the pollen of the mountain cedar evergreen, which releases pollen in December, a U.S. expert says. That could be a problem for those who prefer the mountain cedar as a Christmas tree. If someone in your home is allergic to mountain cedar pollen, they're in for weeks of sneezing and sniffling, Dr. Dave Khan, a University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center allergy expert, says in a statement. Fortunately, this is only a risk for people who like to go out...

2008-10-27 15:00:00

ANTONY, France, October 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stallergenes has just obtained authorization (IND(1)) from the FDA for immediately launching a phase III clinical trial in the United States with Oralair(R) Grasses in the treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis to grass pollens in adults. The aim of the study, which will be conducted in 450 American patients during the 2009 pollen season, is to confirm the efficacy and good tolerance of the product in adults and to support the...

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2008-10-24 11:45:00

MU researcher identifies pollen proteins that provide insight into the fertilization process Without eyes or ears, plants must rely on the interaction of molecules to determine appropriate mating partners and avoid inbreeding. In a new study, University of Missouri researchers have identified pollen proteins that may contribute to the signaling processes that determine if a plant accepts or rejects individual pollen grains for reproduction. Like humans, the mating game isn't always easy for...

2008-09-29 14:40:56

By ANDERSON, Malcolm Tony brought young Cosmo in to see us this week with one of his regular cat bite abscesses. But it was his owner I felt sorry for, because every time I see Tony he has red eyes and is rubbing his face furiously. Not because he has been crying, but because he is allergic to Cosmo's hair as well as all the other animal hair wafting around the hospital. Summer is the busiest time for us with all the itchy cats and dogs. But with all the fine days lately, the...

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2008-09-19 11:45:00

When you stroll through your front door in the morning, does the yellow haze coating the porch send you leaping back into the house? Can the mere word "pollen" make you start to sniffle, sneeze and reach for the tissue to blow your nose? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you're probably one of millions of people in the United States suffering from hay fever. Pollen can do more, however, than just make you sneeze. If you have asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive...

2008-09-03 00:00:24

An allergy educational group has named Greensboro, N.C., as the most challenging place to live for people with seasonal allergies. Greenville, S.C., Little Rock, Ark., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Jackson, Miss., rounded out the top five on the list compiled by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The group said fall brings new allergy triggers that are not prevalent in the spring, such as ragweed. "During the fall when outdoor allergy triggers peak, people may continue to suffer...

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-...

2008-07-01 00:14:24

By Madhavi Rajadhyaksha MUMBAI: If you've been blaming your allergic cough, running nose and itchy skin on flowering trees or neighbourhood pets, it's time to do a rethink. Insects, particularly mosquitoes, cockroaches and dust mites, are to blame for nearly 50% of the allergies in India. And food - especially peanuts, chocolates and legumes - is the other big culprit. This is what a Mumbai allergy specialist found after he set out to map the "desi" allergy index. "Since we are a...

2008-06-26 12:03:21

Greer, a leading developer and provider of allergy immunotherapy products and services, has completed enrollment for its pivotal Phase III clinical trial designed to study the efficacy of sublingual-oral immunotherapy (SLIT) as a treatment for adults with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis caused by short ragweed pollen. It is estimated that 30 million Americans are allergic to short ragweed pollen, making it one of the most common allergens. Between March and June, 556 patients were screened...


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2005-06-08 20:47:33

Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers ranging in color from gold, copper-red or yellow to white, blue, blue-violet, lavender, tan, maroon and purple. Pink and apricot colored irises have also been bred in some species. The name "Iris" can be applied to the genus or to any of the species within it. It is also applied to various subdivisions within the genus. Description There are many species of iris widely distributed throughout the northern temperate zone. Their...

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