Immunology

No harm in yoga: But not much help for asthma sufferers

Yoga has long been promoted as a method for improving physical and mental well-being. And although yoga is often suggested to asthma sufferers to help alleviate symptoms, a new study found little evidence that yoga will improve ...

Jun 02, 2014
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New allergy tablets offer alternative to shots

For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. ...

Jun 02, 2014
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Dying cells trigger immunity

The immune system produces various types of immune cells—some are pre-programmed to target pathogens that the immune system has previously encountered, while others are 'naive' and retain the ability to ...

May 30, 2014
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New sublingual pill may help allergies

Allergy sufferers are breathing a sigh of relief with the news that FDA-approved medications taken via a pill or drops under the tongue over the course of weeks – as opposed to a series of injections that ...

May 30, 2014
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Highest mold count recorded for the 2014 allergy season

The official allergy count for the Midwest today documented the highest count for mold in the 2014 allergy recording season. "The mold count is around 30,000, which is high but not at air quality alert status, which is 50,000," ...

May 29, 2014
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Can mobile phones cause allergic reactions?

Studies have identified mobile phones and related devices as sources of metal sensitization and potential causes of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Despite efforts to control allergen release in phones, ...

May 20, 2014
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