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Allergies

Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Allergies

The Question: Does childhood environmental tobacco smoke exposure increase the chances of developing allergies? The Study: A meta-analysis (review of 28 studies) looked at the impact of second-hand tobacco...
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Probiotics & Allergies

The Question: Does the consumption of probiotic-containing milk products during pregnancy and infancy affect the chances of the infant developing infant eczema and allergic diseases? The Study: The mothers...
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Acne Medicine Alert

Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about potentially serious allergic reactions to a number of over-the-counter acne medications. The symptoms of a severe hypersensitivity reaction...
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Celiac Disease in Children

Introduction Celiac Disease (CD) is a chronic, incurable (but treatable!) disorder that affects the small intestine, triggered by the ingestion of gluten contained in wheat, rye and barley. It...
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Peanut Protein in the Home

Some children are extremely sensitive to peanut protein. Any peanut protein may trigger an allergic reaction, sometimes a severe reaction. Just how difficult it is to remove all peanut...
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