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Mild hayfever season expected in 2017, allergy specialists forecast

It’s spring time! And while some will rejoice at the impending flower blooms and warmer weather, others are waiting with tissues in hand for their yearly bout of hayfever.  There is good news though for allergy sufferers as the 2017 spring hayfever season is expected to be milder than last year’s severe pollen season.

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Study Shows Oral Food Challenges are Safe for Diagnosing Food Allergies

Newswise — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (September 7, 2017 – 12:01 am ET) – The best way to find out if someone has a food allergy is through an oral food challenge (OFC) where the person is given a very small dose of the food by mouth under the supervision of a board-certified allergist to test for a severe reaction. A new study shows that OFCs are extremely safe, with very few people having a reaction of any kind.

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Maker of allergy shot EpiPen neglects hundreds of complaints about defects

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) – A Pfizer Inc. unit that makes the life-saving allergy shot EpiPen failed to investigate hundreds of complaints about defects in the auto-injecting pens, including in cases where patients were hurt or died, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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