RSSArchive for June, 2008

How Stress Plays A Vital Role In Developing Allergy Flare-Ups?

How Stress Plays A Vital Role In Developing Allergy Flare-Ups?

Did you ever notice any strange feeling like sneezing and itchy skin when you have really a tough day? It’s not merely a coincidence, your emotions can become triggers of allergic symptoms. Many researches are now trying to find the link between stress and various allergic conditions. Most of them truly believe that certain allergic […]

Most People With Asthma In U.S. Don't Get A Flu Shot

Most People With Asthma In U.S. Don’t Get A Flu Shot

Despite being at increased risk for influenza-related complications, almost two-thirds of people with asthma in the US are not vaccinated against influenza each year, according to an analysis of data from the 2005-2006 flu season. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended since 1964 that all persons with asthma get a flu shot, because […]

Stress During Childhood Increases The Risk Of Allergies

Stress During Childhood Increases The Risk Of Allergies

Moving house or the separation of parents can significantly increase the risk of children developing allergies later on. Stress events during childhood are increasingly suspected of playing a role in the later development of asthma, allergic skin disorders, or allergic sensitizations. Dramatic life events like the death of a family member or serious illnesses of […]

Are You Allergic To Chemical Emissions? Essential Steps To Avoid New Carpet Allergies!

Are You Allergic To Chemical Emissions? Essential Steps To Avoid New Carpet Allergies!

Did you ever experience any allergic symptoms because of new carpet in your home? Despite of all the benefits offered by carpets, carpeting becomes the major source for allergies, particularly for those who are allergic to chemicals and dust mites [Controlling dust allergies]. If you are allergic to both chemicals and airborne allergies, then both […]

Are You Allergic To Food Additives? Try To Stay Away From These Colors!

Are You Allergic To Food Additives? Try To Stay Away From These Colors!

In your daily routine, it is quite common for you to come across various kinds of food additives including preservatives, antioxidants, food colorings, emulsifiers and also artificial sweeteners. Most of these food additives doesn’t cause any harm to your body. But, there are certain toxic and also carcinogenic agents which are quite susceptible to cause […]

FDA Urged To Ban 8 Artificial Food Colorings

FDA Urged To Ban 8 Artificial Food Colorings

A consumer advocacy group called on the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday to ban the use of eight artificial colorings in food because they have been linked to hyperactivity and behavior problems in children. Dyes are used in countless foods and are sometimes used to simulate the color of fruits or vegetables. The additives are […]

Chemicals To Avoid In Cleaning Products To Reduce Allergy Risks

Chemicals To Avoid In Cleaning Products To Reduce Allergy Risks

Do you frequently experience allergic symptoms while cleaning home? Are you concerned with the selection of better cleaning products for your allergies? Even though maintaining healthy and hygienic environment is very essential, it becomes quite difficult for you, particularly when you are allergic to chemicals. For most of the people, maintaining a healthy clean environment […]