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2013-08-13 23:02:42

Akron General's Chief of Allergy Bela Faltay, MD, is available to provide practical coping tips. Infographic with relief tips included. Akron, OH (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 The record spring rains and the damp summer season occurring throughout the Midwest this year have resulted in conditions that are wreaking havoc on the eyes and the sinuses of allergy sufferers. This is due to the proliferation of weed pollen, particularly ragweed. "Ragweed season could potentially be more...

Fungal-farming Beetle Threatening Avocado Crops
2013-07-18 13:04:01

Penn State Beetles with unusual "green thumbs" for growing fungi are threatening avocado crops and could transform into a more destructive pest, according to an international team of researchers. Ambrosia beetles are insects that bore into trees and cultivate fungi to use as a food source for their young. The fungi -- species of Fusarium -- carried by types of the Ambrosia beetle can damage or even kill trees, making the beetle and its fungi a threat to avocado production in the U.S....

Ragweed Allergies Treated With New Once-A-Day Pill
2013-05-08 05:16:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A once-a-day pill containing high levels of a specific ragweed pollen protein has proven effective in relieving the symptoms experienced by those allergic to the flowering plants, claims new research published Tuesday in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Tests conducted by an international team of experts discovered that treatment with the drug, which contained protein Ambrosia artemisiifolia major allergen 1, helped...

2013-05-03 23:18:59

Board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Alexandra C. Caracitas discusses the differences between allergies and colds. Perth Amboy, NJ (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 One of the most common diagnoses seen in primary care, with the start of spring, is seasonal allergies. The symptoms from seasonal allergies are often confused with those of the “common cold.” As a result, patients are often reluctant to come to their primary care physicians initially hoping that their symptoms will...

Allergies To Double By 2040
2012-11-09 21:21:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pollen counts could more than double in the next three decades, according a study being presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). Many say that 2012 has been the worst for allergies, but the scientists say that the year 2040 will most definitely top what we've seen in the past decade. Dr. Bielory, ACAAI board member, said that climate changes would...

2012-01-17 08:00:00

High pollen counts were recorded in many parts of the country this year, spelling trouble for American allergy sufferers. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 According to COIT , a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services, high pollen counts were recorded in many parts of the country this year, spelling trouble for American allergy sufferers. For some, the problem persisted through fall and is still a risk as winter progresses. Pollen often finds its...

2011-08-03 12:00:00

DC, MA, MI, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, VA, WV, CA and TX analyzed in NRDC web tool WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change is expected to worsen air pollution in northeastern states along with its associated health problems, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new web tool unveiled by NRDC lets users read how badly their state might be impacted by climate change. On the site, www.nrdc.org/climatemaps, users can see local data and maps detailing...

2011-07-13 13:53:37

North Carolina State University researchers have found that a subset of fungus-farming ambrosia beetles may be in the early stages of a global epidemic threatening a number of economically important trees, including avocados, poplars and oaks. "Only about 12 species of ambrosia beetle are creating problems so far, but there are thousands of other species in the world, many of which could be devastating to any number of tree species," says Dr. Jiri Hulcr, a postdoctoral research associate at...

2011-05-23 13:06:00

MADISON, N.J., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Early results from the largest cross-sectional national allergy study ever conducted, to be released later this week, suggest that allergies have increased in America, but that most of the increase was due to two environmental allergens, ragweed and mold. The study, based on nearly 14 million test results from more than 2 million patient visits, is believed to be the largest to suggest that increased prevalence of the two allergens, which have...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.