Epinephrine May Be a Lifesaver
Epinephrine — sometimes called adrenalin — can save a life in the event of a severe allergic reaction. That's why new guidelines recommend epinephrine when a severe allergic reaction strikes.
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors. But a hot and dry climate also means having to endure those pesky bug bites and stings.
Allergies on the Rise
Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts abnormally to something in the environment. When these allergic reactions occur in response to a food, the results can be quite dangerous. Recent studies show that food allergies seem to be increasing in children. With this increase, greater public knowledge and information is required. Rates Rising A study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 2010 showed that nut allergies among children seem to be on the rise. The study, led by Scott H. Sicherer , MD, surveyed 13,534 people (5,300 household...
Diagnosis Made Easier to Swallow
Current tests for diagnosing food allergies are costly, time-consuming, and can potentially cause severe reactions. To solve some of these problems, researchers have developed an online tool for diagnosing allergies.