Health News

Putting Eggs Back in the Cake Mix
Many children with egg allergies are used to missing out on birthday cake. Once they have had a reaction to a cooked egg, their caretakers usually make them avoid all items with egg as an ingredient. That might not be necessary.
Seasonal Sneezes Be Gone
For many people, the changing of the seasons means an unavoidable nuisance: hay fever. Many try allergy shots to reduce their reactions. A new technique might expand their options.
New Treatment Method May Reduce Cat Allergy Symptoms
Most people have a hard time saying no to cuddling with a kitten — unless it causes sneezing, itchy eyes and a runny nose. But those with allergies might have a more cat-friendly future.
Don’t Play in Traffic!
Most parents don’t like the idea of their children breathing in dirty air, but might not know whether or not it has long term consequences. Unfortunately, it does.
Peanuts, Pregnancy and Protection
Many women are afraid to eat nuts while they’re pregnant for fear they could cause future allergies for their baby. New research suggests they need not worry.
Trick But Don't Ruin My Treat
Halloween's just around the corner. Along with planning the costume and candy shopping, parents and children should be watchful of other October allergens lurking around.
Watch Out Dust Bunnies
Since spring-cleaning is not around for a while, new research may have found a way to help keep the dust from bothering your child's lungs.
Sneeze-No-More House Plants
Allergy sufferers who normally don't get along with indoor plants may find some relief from sneezing. Scientists have targeted bacterial genes that can produce pollen-free and long-lived plants, according to a recently published study.
Hard to Swallow: Disorder Eats Esophagus
If you have a food allergy, you may suffer from rashes, trouble breathing and other reactions. But allergies can also lead to a disease that destroys the esophagus lining.
Fish Oil Nets No Cure for Baby Allergies
Omega-fatty acids have been shown to strengthen adult defenses against allergies. But for babies, no such luck. Fish oil supplements, which are rich in omega-3, seem to have no effect.