Rural microbes could boost city dwellers’ health, according to new paper involving CU-Boulder

The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part ...

Why do we get allergies? The science of springtime sniffling and sneezing (video)

WASHINGTON — Spring has sprung, and with it comes blooming flowers, shorts and t-shirts and, for the millions who suffer from ...

More stress about food in families with an allergy to cow´s milk

Families in which children have an allergy to cow’s milk are significantly more stressed about diet and nourishment issues than are families with healthy children -- and the stress about food remains even when the allergy has been grown out of. This has been shown by a researcher at The Sahlgrenska Academy and Neighborhood Primary Care [Sw: Närhälsan] in Gothenburg who proposes an increased investment in special ”cow’s milk allergy schools”. ... Full story

Spring allergies linked to some food allergies, specialist says

High birch, oak pollen count a warning to fruit, nut lovers ... Full story

FDA approves first sublingual allergen extract for the treatment of certain grass pollen allergies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Oralair to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) with or without conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) that is induced by certain grass pollens in people ages 10 through 65 years. Oralair is the first sublingual (under the tongue) allergen extract approved in the United States. After administration of the first dose at the health care provider’s office, where the patient can be observed for potential adverse reactions, Oralair can be taken at home. ... Full story

Health Line: Spring Is Here, But So Are Allergies

CINCINNATI—Spring has finally arrived in Cincinnati, but soon to follow will be the coughing, sneezing and wheezing that comes with allergies, hay fever and asthma—three warm weather killjoys most could do without. ... Full story

Most parents don’t favor bans on nuts in schools, including those with allergic kids

Parents of nut-allergic kids more likely than other parents to want a lunchtime without restrictions, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health ... Full story

Danish nasal filter looks promising for allergy sufferers

Clinical research from Aarhus University suggests that a newly developed type of filter can help people with nasal symptoms from seasonal hay fever. ... Full story

4 Mar 2014: Prevalence of Allergies the Same, Regardless of Where You Live

In the largest, most comprehensive, nationwide study to examine the prevalence of allergies from early childhood to old age, scientists from the National Institutes of Health report that allergy prevalence is the same across different regions of the United States, except in children 5 years and younger. ... Full story

Asthma drug aids simultaneous desensitization to several food allergies, study finds

BY ERIN DIGITALE - An asthma drug accelerates the process of desensitizing patients with food allergies to several foods at the same time, a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford shows. ... Full story

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