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Kids In Cities Have More Food Allergies
2012-06-08 04:37:06

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Allergic to this. Allergic to that. Food allergy has become a serious and increasingly important health issue. About 5.9 million children under 18 report a dangerous food allergy, and allergic reactions can led to drop in blood pressure, trouble breathing, and throat swelling. A new study found that children who reside in urban areas tend to have a higher number of food allergies than those who live in rural areas. Specifically, children in big cities are more...

2012-05-22 00:45:30

Some pollens are much more aggressive than others There are pollens — and there are pollens, as scientists from across Europe discovered while investigating the allergic potential of pollens from the three main triggers of hay fever in Europe: birch, grass and olive. Different people can have very different allergic reactions to a particular type of pollen, however, and as the Hialine study researchers have now found, the allergenicity of the pollens also varies. Depending on the...


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'.