Health News

New Guidelines: When to Use Epinephrine
Getting the right treatment in an allergy emergency can be the difference between life and death. An expert panel weighed in on these emergencies.
Got Eczema? How About Health Care?
Eczema is a frustrating problem — it itches, and you don’t look your best in sleeveless tops. And you may have trouble getting access to health care.
What Washing Dishes by Hand May Do for Your Child's Allergies
A simple decision like whether to use a dishwasher may affect your child's allergies.
Getting a Handle on Hay Fever
The sneezing and watery eyes that come with hay fever affect millions each year. These patients and their doctors may now see a clearer path to easing symptoms.
Anticholinergics May Carry Surprising Risk for Older Adults
Medications for allergies, depression and incontinence can be lifesavers. However, they may have some surprising effects on mental health.
Asthma Inhalers, Allergy Devices Could Save Lives
In a severe allergy attack, patients may need to take medication fast — and using medication incorrectly could slow this process. Many patients may need more education on how to use their medications properly.
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.
Schools May Be Unprepared for Chronic Health Emergencies
Some school districts may be unprepared for emergencies related to chronic conditions like asthma and allergies, a new study found. The authors of the study called for more health management plans in schools.
Urban Youth May Have Heightened Food Allergy Risk
When a child has an allergic reaction to a food, the experience can be scary for both the parent and child. But food allergies may be a more pointed concern for families living in dense, urban environments like big cities.
Staying Out of Asthma’s Danger Zone
Asthma has warning signs that can be fairly obvious, giving people with asthma time to take positive action. Not every asthma patient, however, knows how to ward off a crisis.