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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...

2010-02-12 07:00:00

Medication Delivered Under the Tongue May Be Alternative to Allergy Shots PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An oral allergy treatment administered in drops under the tongue is a safe and effective alternative to injections for adults who are allergic to ragweed pollen, according to a study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology by allergic disease specialist at Allegheny General Hospital. Widely used in Europe, but not yet approved by the U.S....

2010-02-12 03:00:00

OXFORD, England, February 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Circassia Ltd, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy, today announced that its ToleroMune(R) ragweed allergy T-cell vaccine achieved positive results in a recently completed phase II clinical trial. Ragweed allergy is particularly common in America, where it affects approximately 25% of the population. Circassia's latest clinical results follow two earlier successful phase II studies with the company's T-cell vaccine against...

2010-01-06 13:14:00

SPARTA, Mich., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Riveridge Produce Marketing announces the release of the Ambrosia, specialty apple variety, to local markets throughout the Midwest. Ambrosia was discovered in the late 1980's in British Colombia, Canada and has quickly become a favorite among apple lovers. The variety developed as a chance seedling in a Red and Golden Delicious orchard with the grower noticing quickly that the variety was superior. Its bi-colored bright pink and yellow exterior...

2009-05-13 04:00:00

OXFORD, England, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Circassia Ltd, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy, today announced that it has initiated a phase II clinical development programme for its ragweed allergy therapy. The treatment for allergic rhino-conjunctivitis caused by ragweed pollen is based on Circassia's ToleroMune(R) technology, which has previously achieved successful phase II results in patients with cat allergies. Ragweed is one of the leading causes of allergic...

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2009-02-04 16:18:58

A researcher at North Carolina State University is tracking the movement of the Redbay Ambrosia beetle, an invasive insect that, if it spreads to southeast Florida, may severely affect the production of avocados, a $15 million to $30 million industry in the state. First detected in the United States near Savannah, Ga., in 2002, the beetle had spread to Hilton Head Island, S.C., by 2004, causing widespread mortality in Redbay trees. Dr. Frank Koch, a research assistant professor at NC State...

2008-09-28 00:00:29

By Pam Starr Finola Hughes has suffered from allergies for much of her life. As a child growing up in damp London, Hughes had severe allergies, but grew out of them by the age of 10. When she moved to New York as an adult, Hughes developed a cough that was caused by dust mites. But the Emmy Award-winning actress, best known for her recurring role as Anna Devane on "General Hospital," now lives practically allergy-free in Southern California. The mother of three even has an indoor...

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-...

2008-08-22 03:00:24

By Notes, Pack Legislators are considering a bill that would give the Pennsylvania Game Commission its first hunting license fee increase since 1999. Senate Bill 1527 was introduced by state Sen. Charles McIhinney of Bucks County. PGC officials testified in support of the legislation and the "desperate" need for revenue last week before the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee. The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs also gave comments in support of license increases. For...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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