Myths about Hay Fever — and how to beat it

Hay fever is in full swing, and the myths are a-plenty.

Understanding Allergies: What they are and how they work

The crash course in allergies you always wanted.

Preliminary results suggests probiotic immunotherapy cures peanut allergy four years after treatment

Sometimes you have to fight nuts with nuts (and probiotic).

New Immunology Theories Shine Light on a Potential Link Between Vaccines and the Rise in Allergies and Autoimmune Disease

A review of recent speculations that link vaccines and the rise of allergies and autoimmune diseases in the US.

Peanut allergy risk reduced by up to 80% by consuming peanuts as an infant, study finds

A new study confirms previous findings: the best way to fight peanut allergy is by consuming peanuts as an infant.

Want to fight peanut allergies? Eat peanuts

In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to keep children as far away from peanuts as possible, in order to avoid potential allergies – it seemed like a good idea at the time. But now, a new study has found that in the long run, that actually did more harm than good, and if we want to fight allergies, we should be feeding our children peanuts.

Hand washing dishes keeps children’s allergies away

Here’s another reason for children to do their chores: washing dishes by hand boosts children’s immune system. The findings were reported by Swedish doctors who found that in households where dishes are washed by hand children have much fewer allergic incidents┬áthan in those where the dishes are washed by a machine. Yet again, the findings serve to support the so-called

Nut allergy cured in 80% of children participating in probiotic clinical trial

Australian scientists have cured nut allergy in 80% of the children taking part in a probiotic clinical trial. These children’s lives how now been transformed forever, with many more – child or adult – to follow soon. Nut allergy is lifelong and┬áthe most common cause of death from food anaphylaxis. Peanuts – back on the menu Peanuts are among the

Sharing bacteria with your kids using their pacifier may reduce the children’s risk of allergies, asthma and eczema

Researchers in Sweden have shown that children whose moms and dads placed their childrens pacifiers in their own mouths, thus sharing some of their own bacteria with them, had a lower risk of allergies, asthma and eczema. Arguably, the sample size of the study is too small, and more research is needed in order to confirm these original findings, but

If you think you have food allergies… well… you probably don’t

A new study has shown that most people who think they have food alergies (over 80% in fact) actually don’t suffer from such problems. This has taunted some doctors for years and years, and AOL Health looked into this misdiagnosis. The study concluded that it is in fact a number of factors that lead to this dramatic overestimation of this

Man sues neighbor for irritating his ‘electromagnetic allergies’

There are weird lawsuits you can understand, and then there are just weird lawsuits. If you find this sort of things interesting, you gotta listen to this: a man from Santa Fe filed a half a million dollars trial against his neighbor for using and iPhone and other wireless devices that trigger his ‘electrocmegnetic allergies’. Yahoo News reports that Arthur

Pets Protect Children

  Pets do more than it may appear for their owners: they teach us a lot about unconditional love, responsibility, death and, of course, pooper scoopers. But aside from that they probably keep a child from developing allergies rather than causing it. This is not yet a scientific certainty, but the idea that pets might provide an immune benefit stems