RSSArchive for July, 2008

Alcohol Consumption Linked To Increased Risk Of Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

Alcohol Consumption Linked To Increased Risk Of Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

There is a link between alcohol consumption  and increased risk of perennial allergic rhinitis, according to a recent Danish study of 5,870 young adult women. Allergic rhinitis (AR) is an upper respiratory disorder affecting between 10% and 40% of the population worldwide, and over the last decades, the prevalence of AR has increased in westernised […]

Are You An Asthma Sufferer? You Are At Increased Risk To Develop Sulfite Allergy!

Are You An Asthma Sufferer? You Are At Increased Risk To Develop Sulfite Allergy!

Have you ever heard of sulfite allergy? Sulfites are considered as a group of sulfur-based compounds that can occur naturally. These sulfites are also added as a preservative or enhancer by many food processing companies. They are also used as bleaching agent for certain foods like corn, potatoes, etc. So, any person can develop sensitivity […]

Cake May Be The Answer To Kids' Egg Allergy

Cake May Be The Answer To Kids’ Egg Allergy

To desensitize young children to their allergy to eggs, physicians from Greece say “let them eat cake.” Heat modifies certain egg allergens and, in turn, allows some children with egg allergies to be “treated” by feeding them ever increasing amounts of egg baked in a cake, Dr. George N. Konstantinou and colleagues, at the University […]

How Gastric Reflux May Trigger Asthma?

How Gastric Reflux May Trigger Asthma?

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center appear to have solved at least a piece of a puzzle that has mystified physicians for years: why so many patients with asthma also suffer from GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Clinicians first noted a relationship between the two diseases in the mid-1970s. Since then, studies have shown that […]

Protect Yourself From Distressing Nasal Allergies To Live A Healthy Life!

Protect Yourself From Distressing Nasal Allergies To Live A Healthy Life!

Do you often have itchy, running nose? Then you might be probably suffering with nasal allergy. Whenever the nasal cavities of your nose are exposed to any kind of potential allergic triggers, you possibly experience these kinds of allergic symptoms. Your body significantly shields you from many things like bacteria and several kinds of viruses. […]

Absence Of Specialized Cells Linked To Asthma And Other Allergies

Absence Of Specialized Cells Linked To Asthma And Other Allergies

When it comes to allergies, both the problem and the solution are found within us. Our immune systems respond to foreign substances with an arsenal of cells. Some are programmed to “remember” invaders they’ve encountered in the past. Normally, anything previously identified as harmless is allowed to pass. Sometimes, however, the immune response goes awry, […]

Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Protect Children From Developing Asthma

Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Protect Children From Developing Asthma

U.S. researchers reported that a bacteria only recently revealed as a major cause of ulcers and stomach cancer may help protect children from developing asthma. Children infected with the bacteria, called Helicobacter pylori, were much less likely to have asthma than uninfected children, they reported. The findings suggest that absence of H. pylori may be […]

Is There Any Connection Between Asthma And Stress?

Is There Any Connection Between Asthma And Stress?

Asthma is triggered by many reasons, but the most common one is stress. It is actually believed by many researchers that stress exacerbates many respiratory problems including asthma. When you have asthma and stress together, you can experience short of breath, anxiousness and even at times you can feel more panicked at certain situations. When […]

Taking Fish Oil Supplements In Late Pregnancy Might Reduce The Risk Of Your Child Developing Asthma

Taking Fish Oil Supplements In Late Pregnancy Might Reduce The Risk Of Your Child Developing Asthma

According to the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, mothers who take fish oil supplements during the last trimester of their pregnancy[Pregnancy Trimester] could be reducing the risk of their child going on to develop asthma. The research traced the children born to mothers who had taken part in a trial conducted […]

Postponing Cow's Milk May Not Prevent Allergy

Postponing Cow’s Milk May Not Prevent Allergy

Delaying the introduction of cow’s milk may increase, rather than decrease, the risk that a child will develop allergies in the first 2 years of life, researchers from the Netherlands report. They note that one of the most widely recommended allergy prevention strategies is delaying the introduction of milk and solid foods into the infant’s […]