New research suggests that race and ancestry may play an important role in food allergies.
Asthma & Allergies
The Myth of the Hypoallergenic Dog
You may now file hypoallergenic dogs under Things That Are Too Good to Be True. That’s the conclusion of a new study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers, which finds that homes with so-called hypoallergenic dogs don’t have lower …
Study: Living With Pets May Protect Infants From Allergies
Children who live with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies to those animals later in life, but only if the pet is under the same roof while the child is still an infant, a new study suggests.
5 Ways Americans’ Allergies Are Getting Worse
Allergies are going nowhere but up. One in five Americans now suffer from allergies, accounting for 17 million doctors appointments and 30,000 emergency room visits each year. And the numbers are on the rise, according to a large …
Q&A: Is It Really the Worst Allergy Season Ever?
Every year, it seems that the news headlines proclaim that the current allergy season is “the worst” ever. So when headlines started popping up this year about the biggest, baddest allergy season yet, Healthland decided to ask …
Survey: Many Restaurant Workers Don’t Understand Food Allergies
Having severe food allergies can make dining out difficult. But most of us assume that professional food-service workers — from restaurant owners and caterers to wait staff — are sufficiently knowledgeable about allergies and …
Research Roundup: Key Findings on Kids’ Asthma and Allergies
Get Out the Kleenex — Climate Change Lengthens Allergy Season
For about 36 million Americans with seasonal allergies, torture time is just around the corner.
Study: Asthma Hits Poor Minorities Worst in California
Asthma rates are on the rise in California, but the condition disproportionately affects low-income children and adults, according to a study [PDF] from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
New Guidelines Help Doctors Diagnose Food Allergy
According to the most recent surveys, the incidence of food allergies continues to climb, with anywhere from 1% to 10% of Americans unable to safely consume common foods such as milk, eggs or nuts. But how reliable are these figures?
Can Overuse of Antibacterial Soap Promote Allergies in Kids?
Clean is good, especially when it comes to fending off germs, but is there such a thing as being too clean? Perhaps. Researchers based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health report that children who overuse …
Got Allergies? Be Careful How You Hook Up
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that about 11 million Americans have some type of food allergy, but many more are affected by these conditions — especially the partners of highly allergic people.
Can Pregnant Moms Give Their Babies a Peanut Allergy? Maybe
About six percent of children under three suffers from a food allergy, and close to 2% are allergic to peanuts.