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Living With Asthma: Exercise-Induced Asthma, Diet and Support Communities
More than 25 million people in the U.S. are living with various types of asthma, including exercise-induced asthma. In addition to taking your medications, diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors can help you gain control of the condition. This can …
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Health District holds contest to boost asthma awareness
When these are not under control the airways can become inflamed, making breathing difficult. According to the Central Connecticut Health District, in 2011 it was estimated that 25.9 million Americans had asthma, including 7.1 million children. In 2010 …
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One in 4 asthma patients refered to Denver hospital didn't have asthma

One in 4 asthma patients refered to Denver hospital didn't have asthma
It's estimated that one in 12 Americans suffers from some form of asthma, a chronic but reversible lung disease that causes inflammation and constriction of the airways. A person suffering an asthma attack might wheeze and cough, struggle for breath …
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Grant could help Schenectady, county in asthma battle
SCHENECTADY — Schenectady County received $ 25,000 from a private foundation Wednesday to help control and reduce its high rate of asthma. The grant from the New York State Health Foundation came just days after the state Comptroller's Office …
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Latest Allergy News

Allergy season blooms early in Utah's Dixie, pollen peaks, particulars
ST. GEORGE — It's that time of year when some people sniffle and wheeze through clogged sinuses and rubbing itchy eyes brings momentary relief; yes, Southern Utah's allergy season is in full swing. But how bad is it this year? How long will it last?
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Unpredictable winter leads to longer allergy season, more pollen
Cold winter weather not only made this spring's allergy season unpredictable, it might also be making it longer and more severe, some doctors in Beaufort County say. Winter's chilly end meant more plants blooming and trees pollinating at once in March, …
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Anaphylaxis Experts Will Discuss Risks and Resources in Live World Allergy Organization Events

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is launching World Allergy Week 2014 (7-13 April), together with 95 national Member Societies, to address the topic of Anaphylaxis When Allergies Can Be Severe and Fatal. Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that comes on suddenly after exposure to allergens and can be life threatening. World Allergy Week 2014 is focused on increasing awareness of anaphylaxis causes, risks, and symptoms as well as preparation and prevention measures.

Internationally known anaphylaxis experts will address those anaphylaxis topics during two press events to be held by teleconference:

Monday 7 April at 9:00 a.m. EDT (New York)

Wednesday 9 April at 2:00 p.m. JST (Tokyo)

Toll-free call-in numbers from a variety of countries, as well as other details about the presentations, are listed at

When anaphylaxis occurs, it is an emergency situation, and as such, it affects virtually everyone. Individuals, families, communities, and industries such as food manufacturing, labeling, and preparation, as well as clinics and healthcare facilities, all should have an understanding of anaphylaxis, what causes it, and how it can be treated and prevented, said Dr. Lanny Rosenwasser, President of the World Allergy Organization. In addition, anaphylaxis isnt specific to one region of the world. During our live events we will have medical experts from all of the regions of the world presenting and answering questions in order to provide a global view of current anaphylaxis knowledge and concerns.

WAO is collaborating with patient advocacy organizations from around the world to compile a list of resources on anaphylaxis for those at risk of anaphylaxis but also information for clinicians, policymakers, and all interested in learning more about anaphylaxis, its risks, and how to treat it and prevent it. Throughout the week of 7 to 13 April, WAO will continually update the website with news, activities, and resources at

About the World Allergy Organization

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international alliance of 95 regional and national allergy, asthma and immunology societies. Through collaboration with its Member Societies WAO provides a wide range of educational and outreach programs, symposia and lectureships to allergists and clinical immunologists around the world and conducts initiatives related to clinical practice, service provision, and physical training in order to better understand and address the challenges facing allergy and immunology professionals worldwide. For more information, visit

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Food Avoiders Driving Increased Introduction of Free From Products: Packaged Facts Report

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

There is a growing trend among American consumers, as well as in global markets, towards the avoidance of a host of specific food ingredients and components. Though shunning specific foods or ingredients is not a new phenomenon, today food avoidance has become a way of life for tens of millions of American consumers of all ages and is increasingly impacting the product trajectory of the U.S. food and beverage industry, according to Food Formulation Trends: Ingredients Consumers Avoid, a report by market research publisher Packaged Facts.

For some consumers, avoiding certain foods and ingredients is a matter of life and death due to allergies and sensitivities or specific health problems, such as celiac disease, diabetes, or lactose intolerance. However, free from food products are increasing in popularity among consumers without any specific mandatory medical motives or religious dietary restrictions. In the absence of a specific health condition the decision to opt for free from products fat-free, sugar-free, salt-free, gluten-free, and so on can be viewed as a lifestyle choice by consumers who increasingly place a high priority on healthy living. Packaged Facts research reveals that the rate of U.S. consumers who claim they are watching their diet remained at an average of 52% between 2006 and 2013, compared to only 28% of Americans in 2004.

Consumers avoid certain foods or food ingredients for preventive health reasons that may be for their own personal health, the health of their children, and, among pregnant women, as a factor in prenatal health, says Packaged Facts research director David Sprinkle. This is not about dealing with specific allergies but rather a matter of optimizing health and also about seeking to create a quality of life based on eliminating negatives, with the point being not to make oneself sick.

Food manufacturers, recognizing the opportunity to appeal to concerned consumers who also tend to be trendsetters for other consumers, are extremely accommodating to this shift toward food avoidances, reformulating products to eliminate those ingredients that are being shunned. Of course, food manufacturers have been reformulating their products for decades, especially products in which the fat, sugar, or salt contents needed to be reduced or eliminated in order to appeal to more health-conscious consumers. But there remains an opportunity for major food and beverage companies to become more active in producing free from products.

Recently weve seen major companies such as General Mills increasingly becoming involved in providing products that appeal to food avoiders, but specialty marketers still lead the way in producing free-from foods and beverages. Retailers are also increasingly engaged in providing private label versions of free-from products for food avoiders.

For more information on Food Formulation Trends: Ingredients Consumers Avoid, please visit or

About Packaged Facts Packaged Facts, a division of, publishes market intelligence on a wide range of consumer market topics, including consumer demographics and shopper insights, consumer financial products and services, consumer goods and retailing, consumer packaged goods, and pet products and services. Packaged Facts also offers a full range of custom research services.

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Downsides of Mistaken Penicillin Allergy

Downsides of Mistaken Penicillin Allergy
Penicillin allergies are the most common and most inaccurate drug allergies reported by hospital patients, resulting in treatments with potentially serious effects, says a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Illustration by Izhar …
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Mattress covers do not help dust mite allergies, study says
Based on two dozen clinical trials, U.S. researchers find that expensive mattress covers make no difference in reducing dust mite allergies or their symptoms. Up to 40 percent of the world population has allergies, and dust mites are thought to be one …
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FDA panel endorses antibacterial dalbavancin
… Allergy News Digital Network. SILVER SPRING, MD. – A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted unanimously to support the approval of the antibacterial drug dalbavancin for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure …
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How Science Works KS3: Asthma on the Run

A look into the research of biochemist Ceri Harrop, who specialises in respiratory medicine and developing new treatments for people with breathing difficult…


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Introducing a Brand New Website for Dr. Dental

(PRWEB) March 26, 2014

Family dental practice, Dr. Dental, is launching a new look website with increased functionality. All of their simple features that patients enjoy will remain intact, and will be complemented with new features. Gone is the green, orange and purple scheme, replaced with easily-navigable modern design that patients and prospective clients will love.

Popular features like the Spanish language option, links to social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) are being retained. Details of Dr. Dentals range of 17 services and 37 locations will be transferred onto the new website. The Dr. Dental blog is being retained, updated and given prominent access from the tool bar on the front page.

New Features

The most significant change, apart from the crisp new blue and white color scheme, is that patients will be able to schedule appointments online from whatever page they are viewing on the website. The patient provides their name, telephone number (essential), desired date and time. The preferred location is selected from a drop-down list.

A generous free text box is available for additional information, such as the reason for the appointment. This can be anything from a New Patient Special for $ 25, dental cleaning for $ 57 (including exam, Bitewing x-rays and treatment plan) to a sudden toothache, fracture or lost filling. This is also a good place to record allergies, medications or any concerns or questions the patient may have before visiting the dentist.

Same Friendly Service

According to a source at Dr. Dental, Although the website itself has been revamped, patients can count on having access to the same extensive range of locations and services; the same warm, respectful and compassionate treatment by the staff, convenient hours, everyday prices and wide range of payment options.

Our mission is the same as it was the day we opened our first practice in Massachusetts, to provide families with friendly, affordable dental care.

About Dr. Dental:

A family company, Dr. Dental opened its first office in Massachusetts in 2004. Its mission was to make it as easy as possible for families to access the care they needed in a friendly and comfortable environment. Today, Dr. Dental has several convenient locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

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The Ricki Lake Show – Extreme Food Allergies – Huish Family

Episode excerpt of the Jeremy & Tisha Huish family discussing Extreme Food Allergies of their 3 sons. Season 1 Episode 185.

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