Allergy

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Apr 05, 2011

Many people, who suffer from allergies, have difficult time going outdoors and breathing fresh air, especially if they have pollen allergy or hay fever.

Now, you can choose a better alternative to sitting at home or wearing a mask. First Defense Nasal Screens are nasal covers that were developed to protect you from any foreign airborne particles, such as allergens, dust, pollen, pollutants, contaminants, second hand smoke and carcinogens as well as airborne viruses and bacteria. These filters are made of 100 percent breathable non-latex, skin safe material that is 99 percent effective against airborne particles and droplets. The nasal screens are worn around the rim of the nostril with the help of specially designed adhesives.

First Defense Nasal Screens can be especially useful for people who work in mining, painting, farming, construction and other areas that expose them to various particles and dust as well as for allerfy sufferers.


3
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Sep 09, 2011
Carbone dioxide may not be good for the environment, but the recent study revealed it could become very helpful in case of nasal allergies.

During the study that was funded by Capnia, Inc., a Palo Alto, California-based company, the researchers gave 348 participants, who suffered from nasal allergies, a shot of intranasal carbon dioxide or placebo treatment.

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Aug 18, 2010
Do you ever wonder what's in your pillow? In fact, your bedroom pillows are full of germs, bacteria and mold, especially if you did not replace it for long.

3
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Feb 20, 2009
Food allergy is an adverse reaction of the immune system to certain food. Food may contain substances (usually a protein), called allergens that trigger allergic response. When you eat food that contains allergens, body reacts by releasing chemicals known as histamines that affect certain organs like those from respiratory system, cardiovascular system or skin.

2
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Mar 31, 2011
People, who suffer from food allergies, might be unaware which particular food evokes the allergic reaction.

The Allergen Beagle, a new concept developed by Sebastian Goudsmit is meant to make things easier for everyone who has food allergy, telling which particular product you should avoid. The system can be used at the comfort of your home, which makes the task more comfortable. This health gadget looks like a scanner with test tubes and indicator strips that screens food for potential allergenic contents.

All you need to do is to choose the necessary test tube and place particles of food in it. The test tubes are inserted into the scanner and you should wait for the results. After the test was done, the verdict is shown on the indicator's strip. If it changes its color to the darker one, then this food is allergenic.

Currently, the developer says that the Allergen Beagle will be able to sniff out such foods as peanut, shellfish, gluten, lactose, hazelnut, egg, soy, almonds, which are the most common allergens.

3
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Sep 10, 2007
Next time you try to keep your child away from playing in dirt, think twice: aren't you obsessed with hygiene? The latest research from the University of Michigan Health System, suggests that our super-clean policy to prevent infections is actually bad for children, causing considerable increase in allergies.

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Jul 20, 2010
One of the most annoying things during summertime is mosquito and other insects' bites. You may experience itchiness, your skin becomes red and swollen and in rare cases you may even have a severe reaction.

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Aug 19, 2009
A new study suggests that children, who are allergic to milk and dairy products, may actually need these products on a daily basis.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Children Centre studied 18 infants with milk allergy, who took part in previous research, where they were gradually given increasing amounts of milk.

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Oct 20, 2010
What is the best season to conceive a baby? Researchers say that early spring as a time of conception can increase the baby's risk of developing food allergy.

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Jun 30, 2009
Allergy is an increased sensibility towards internal and external factors like food, pollen, plants, animals and other things. Though basically allergy is a physiological protective reaction of the body, it is most often associated with an abnormal response of the body towards harmless substances.