RSSArchive for May, 2009

Research Shows Eczema Linked To Asthma

Research Shows Eczema Linked To Asthma

New research seems to indicate that children with skin damaged by eczema will develop asthma. A team from St Louis, led by Raphael Kopan, has made the discovery after studying mice. The findings show that the skin secretes thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) which then causes the immune system to react in response. It is the […]

New Paint Additive May Help Allergy Sufferers

New Paint Additive May Help Allergy Sufferers

Mold allergies are very common. If you suffer from mold allergies, you may one day soon be able to paint the walls of your home with a paint that keeps mold from growing there, making your home a safer haven. At the University of South Dakota, scientists have invented a paint additive that not only […]

Stubborn Sinusitis? You May Need Surgery

Stubborn Sinusitis? You May Need Surgery

If you are suffering from problems with chronic nasal obstruction, post nasal drainage, facial pain, headaches, and smell disturbances, you have probably been diagnosed with a condition which is sometimes called chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis. If standard treatment is not helping, your doctor may have recommended surgery. There’s good news: modern endoscopic […]

Turning Off An Overly Aggressive Immune System

Turning Off An Overly Aggressive Immune System

People who suffer from asthma and allergies often ask, “Why me?” Researchers may now have the answer to that question. Research centered on mast cells, a type of immune cell. When there are too many mast cells, the immune system reacts in an overly aggressive way, causing allergies and asthma. By studying cells from mice, […]

Itchy, Water Eyes: Steps To Find Relief

Itchy, Water Eyes: Steps To Find Relief

Itchy, watery eyes are no fun! They can make it impossible to get through the day. Eye allergies can make your eyes water, itch, or even burn. This can make it impossible to read, watch television, or even perform normal daily tasks. For those who work in a job where looking at papers or the […]

Reduce Asthma And Allergy Symptoms With Folic Acid

Reduce Asthma And Allergy Symptoms With Folic Acid

Pregnant women have known the importance of having adequate amounts of folic acid in their diet before and at the beginning of pregnancy to help reduce the likelihood that their children will have a special form of birth defect known as a neural tube defect. Now it appears that folic acid suppelments can also help […]

Relieve Nasal And Sinus Problems With Nasal Irrigation

Relieve Nasal And Sinus Problems With Nasal Irrigation

If you have sinus problems, a chronic stuffy nose, or allergies, you’re not alone. About 36 million people in America suffer from these symptoms. You may already have the ingredients for safe, effective and side-effect free relief sitting in your kitchen. One of the most effective ways to treat problems such as these is using […]

New Alair Asthma Device Awaits FDA Approval

New Alair Asthma Device Awaits FDA Approval

If a new device receives FDA approval it could bring great relief to asthmatics in America and offer another weapon in the fight to control the debilitating illness. The instrument called the Alair is already being used across Europe. It uses thin tubing to heat the passages that provide the lungs with air also destroying […]

Environmental Asthma Triggers: Avoidance Is Key

Environmental Asthma Triggers: Avoidance Is Key

Asthma is a disease that literally captures your breath. Asthma attacks are no fun. It is a thought, in the medical world, that asthma is hereditary. For instance, if your mother or father, or even a long lost relative, had asthma then you may be susceptible to the disease. It is something that stays in […]

Top Allergy-Prone Cities In The US

The Top 10 Allergy-Prone Cities In The US

What is it about a particular place which makes it more allergy prone than others? Factors like high pollen content, mold counts and pollution levels triggers the allergy attack in an individual.