Immunology

Spring allergies have wide-ranging effects, say experts

Spring allergies bring to mind thoughts of stuffy noses and watery eyes. But allergies actually affect many different and interconnected systems within a person's body, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma ...

Health

Lowest pollen counts occur between 4:00 a.m. and noon

If you are allergic to pollen, you've probably wondered if certain times of day are better than others for going outside during pollen season. A new study being presented at this year's American College of Allergy, Asthma ...

Immunology

Researchers describe how birch pollen affects immune cells

Birch pollen is not only a nuisance for allergy sufferers. It can also affect the cells of the innate immune system and make them more susceptible to viral infections. This was now shown by a team of researchers at TWINCORE ...

Immunology

Guideline for diagnosing and managing pollen food syndrome

People with pollen food syndrome (PFS)—also known as oral allergy syndrome or pollen food allergy syndrome—experience an allergic reaction when consuming raw plant foods, and triggers can vary depending on an individual's ...

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