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HealthDay News: Allergies

Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

Infants with a specific skin gene mutation who are exposed to peanut protein in household dust may be more likely to develop a peanut allergy, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies

If a young child has an allergic reaction to food, the child may not know how to clearly communicate what's happening.
Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says

A rare type of skin cancer has been linked to allergic reactions to metal implants, researchers said.
Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study

Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy.
Health Tip: What Causes Hives?

Hives are an allergic skin reaction caused by the body's release of histamine.
More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

More states are passing legislation permitting or requiring schools to stock the medication epinephrine to use for any child having a severe allergic reaction.
Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan

Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds.
Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies

Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables.
More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

Two new studies further confirm the health benefits of breast-feeding.
Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever

Millions of people are bothered by hay fever, an allergy to grass, trees, weeds or other types of pollen. Symptoms of the most common type of allergy frequently make sufferers feel miserable.

 

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