Posted 5:15 PM 8/22/2014
By Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inner city children have a higher-than-normal risk of developing food allergies, a new study finds.
Posted 2:41 PM 7/28/2014
July 28, 2014 -- The FDA has approved over-the-counter Flonase Allergy Relief, or fluticasone propionate 50 mcg nasal spray, for the treatment of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies, its maker GlaxoSmithKline announced.
Posted 7:02 PM 4/24/2014
April 24, 2014 -- As many as 4 in 10 Americans have sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes due to allergies. If you're one of them, allergy shots can help ease your reaction to the plants, insects, or animals that trigger your symptoms. But they require multiple doctor visits over (More)
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Posted 3:34 PM 8/1/2013
Aug. 1, 2013 -- A federal advisory panel has voted to allow Nasacort AQ, an allergy nasal spray, to be switched from prescription to over the counter (OTC).
The 10-to-6 vote supported the Sanofi drug's switch to OTC status "for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis for the temporary relief of hay fever and other respiratory (More)
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Posted 5:35 PM 7/26/2013
July 26, 2013 -- Scientists say they're hopeful that a research breakthrough will lead to a cure for people who are allergic to cats.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they've figured out how a particular protein in cat dander triggers an allergic response in humans.
Many people are allergic to cats, dogs, and other animals. Typical symptoms include sneezing, itchiness, and a stuffed or runny nose.
Posted 3:54 PM 3/5/2013
March 5, 2013 -- Spring allergy season is again off to an early start in many parts of the country, and doctors say there are some signs it may be even more miserable than usual this year.