Parents, you can stop fretting about your child’s disgusting habits. An analysis of more than 1,000 kids between the ages of 5 and 11 reveals that nail-biters and thumb-suckers are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities later on in life.
A 46-year-old man who underwent a bone marrow transplant has suddenly contracted an allergy to kiwi fruit. Scientists say it’s the first evidence that allergies can be carried to a patient from a donor’s stem cells.
A small segment of the population is literally allergic to vibrations, an annoying condition that gives rise to hives and other symptoms. Researchers at the NIH have now isolated the genetic mutation responsible for the disorder, and it’s offering new insight into related conditions.
Don’t be surprised if you look up in the Sun’s direction and squint with itchy, watery eyes. You might be staring into billows of tree pollen wafting through your town. It’s certainly been happening where I live.
Allergies such as peanut allergy and hay fever make millions of us miserable, but scientists aren’t even sure why they exist. Carl Zimmer talks to a master immunologist with a controversial answer.
It's allergy season, and if you've got 'em, you're dying right now. Honeywell's new Bluetooth-enabled Air Purifier talks uses your smartphone's internet connection to monitor allergy reports and help you keep those sniffles under control.
To a nut-allergic person, a peanut is a little grenade of discomfort and danger. So a small study published this week, showing that kids with severe peanut allergies can increase their tolerance through gradual exposure, is great news for allergic children and their caretakers. Just please, don't try this technique at…
Bless you in advance, because allergy season is almost upon us. Prepare for the sniffles with WebMD's Allergy app.
Every meal can be a minefield when you suffer from severe food allergies. So researchers at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a sort of mine detector for food that's able to analyze, detect, and warn a user about food allergens before they dig in.
As if RIM wasn't already having enough trouble struggling for relevance with BlackBerry phones, there's yet another thing about the handsets that makes them a bit less appealing compared to iPhones and Android devices: you could actually be allergic to a BlackBerry, in the most literal sense.
Summer's virtually here, which means soon many of us will be incapacitated through sneezes, coughs, and itchy eyes. While allergies are a pain in the ass, they may not be the misguided immune responses many scientists have believed them to be. In fact, a new theory is emerging which suggests that they may have evolved…
Allergies are the worst thing. Here's how to do something about it without pills.
There are no hospitals in space. The closest E.R. is back on Earth, and astronauts can't exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin' by?
The next time you're looking to get a dog, get any kind you want. Yep, any breed, size, fur, even if you have pet allergies Wait, what? According to researchers, there's no difference between a hypoallergenic dog and non-hypoallergenic dog.
Or at least as far as we can remember. Allergies suck all around, but due to the lack of rain to wash away those hateful spores known as pollen, NYC residents are having a worse time of it this year.
Are your allergies so severe that a Claritin has no effect? The Japanese have a solution, and it involves shoving round pieces of plastic up your nose to block out allergens. It may seem unorthodox, but as the lady at the clinic keeps telling me, prevention is much more effective than cures. We'll stick to pills,…
I have allergies. It's not horrible, but a couple times a month I'll have to take something for it. Therefore, you'd think this completely allergy free Ford Mondeo would be fantastic for me. Sadly for Ford, my allergies aren't bad enough to make me drive a Mondeo.
Man, and you thought your peanut allergy sucked. A woman in Britain is allergic to cell phones— and computers, microwaves, and some cars. She claims to be allergic to "modern technology," but it seems that it could be more accurately be described as a reaction to the electromagnetic field put out by many devices. When…