Can a Little Bacteria Prevent Allergies?
The idea of adding a bit of bacteria to your or your child's body may sound creepy-crawly. But if it's bacteria that's good for you, that's exactly what probiotics are.
Kids Can Get Used to Allergies
Exposure to an allergen in small doses enables some adults to adapt and breathe well again. With the help of two different techniques, the same may work for kids.
COPD May Worsen with Allergies
Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience episodes called exacerbations in which their symptoms get worse. New research suggests that allergies may add to these symptoms.
A Spicy Dare Not Worth Taking
Truth or dare is an age-old game that will never wear out in childhood and adolescence. Often, the game involves harmless fun. But some dares should never be taken.
Biking the Distance Minus Nose Troubles
Saving on gas and keeping the body active are a couple of benefits to biking to school and work. But riding alongside motorized traffic comes with its risks.
Does Baby Formula Need Prebiotics?
Prevention of allergies in children is a murky science. Some parents may add prebiotic supplements to baby formula in the hopes that the prebiotics could reduce allergy risk.
Under the Tongue to Stop the Sneeze
People with asthma and allergies often have to take medication to stop their sneezing, itchy eyes and running noses. There’s new evidence to suggest an allergy treatment used in Europe could help prevent these reactions before they start.
Different Country, Different Allergies
Children born outside of the United States have lower allergy rates than US-born children. But now researchers have found that foreign-born children's allergy risk changes the longer they live in the US.
Mask Your Kid's Asthma
For people with environmental allergies, the air they breathe can trigger reactions – even during sleep. Hypoallergenic mattress and pillow covers work for some but not all.
No Toys in the Mouth!
Phthalates are substances used to make plastic more flexible. They are contained in a number of items from personal care products like shampoo to flooring, electrical cords and toys.