It’s all about dogs, dust and microbes.
Moms pass on protective immunity to their children, and the ability to fight allergies is no exception.
Two of Emily Cunningham’s three children have food allergies. And protecting her kids is taking toll on the family budget.
Allergies are certainly the result of both genetic and environmental factors, but there is fresh evidence to suggest that at least one major genetic aberration could be behind everything from hay fever to food allergies to asthma.
Picking up a dropped pacifier and sucking it clean may help infants to be better germ fighters.
The practice not only protects babies from the nasty microbes on the floor, but passes on good bugs that can lower the risk of …
Here’s a quick look at the biggest health stories this week.
With pollen and other spring allergens in the air, researchers investigated whether place of birth affected the risk of developing allergies, and the answer turns out to be — yes.
Acupuncture already helps to relieve pain in some patients, and the latest study hints that it might relieve sneezing and itchy eyes as well.
Cesarean sections and breast feeding can have lifelong effects on a baby’s health, and researchers may have uncovered why.
If New Zealand researchers have their way, milk allergy suffers may someday be able to douse their cereal with the white stuff, without the digestive discomfort.
Feeding eggs to a child who’s allergic sounds criminal, but a recent study finds that the exposure could actually cure them — or at least lessen their allergic reactions.
What do dogs or cats have to do with your baby’s risk of catching a cold? According to the latest research, they may help lower his or her risk of coughs and sniffles during the first year of life.