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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...

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2011-02-22 07:10:00

Warmer temperatures and later autumn frosts have been the main sources for why the ragweed allergy season in North America has grown two to four weeks longer than usual, according to researchers. Northern regions of the United States and Canada have seen a dramatic rise in the length of the allergy season between 1995 and 2009, said researchers, who published a report in Tuesday's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Canada had the...

2011-01-13 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the rest of the nation battles frigid cold and snow storms, South Texans are dealing with a massive blizzard of pollen. Record-breaking Mountain Cedar pollen counts - the worst since the 90s - are causing even the least symptomatic to suffer. Mountain Cedar, the most prolific pollinating tree in the world, is a drought-tolerant evergreen shrub or small tree, most prevalent in South Central Texas. The pollen can cause a severe allergic...

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2010-12-21 06:00:00

Animals and plants introduced from foreign habitats may not seem harmful and can coexist with native species for decades, according to a European study published Monday. Species that are taken away from their natural predators and placed elsewhere can disrupt native species in their new habitats, and scientists say the problem is already costing Europe $16 billion per year. The study, published in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which is likely to hold true for other...

2010-09-30 03:58:00

OXFORD, England, September 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Circassia Ltd, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy, today announced that it has further advanced the clinical development of three of its leading T-cell allergy vaccines.' In recent weeks, Circassia has initiated phase II clinical testing of its grass allergy (hayfever) therapy, begun the final stage of phase II testing with its ragweed allergy treatment and progressed phase III development plans for its cat allergy...

2010-09-28 20:33:10

Being allergic to dogs or cats may worsen your ragweed allergies, according to a study from Queen's University. Researchers found that people with pet allergies often develop ragweed allergy symptoms more quickly than others. But the study also suggests that once allergy season is in full swing, those symptom differences subside. The team, led by Anne Ellis, an assistant professor in the departments of medicine and microbiology & immunology, exposed 123 participants to ragweed, and noted...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.