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Mild hayfever season expected in 2017, allergy specialists forecast

By | 2017-09-15T03:15:06+00:00 September 9th, 2017|

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 [...]

Study Shows Oral Food Challenges are Safe for Diagnosing Food Allergies

By | 2017-09-15T03:15:42+00:00 September 9th, 2017|

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 [...]

Maker of allergy shot EpiPen neglects hundreds of complaints about defects

By | 2017-09-15T03:16:16+00:00 September 9th, 2017|

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). to read the rest of this article the link below [...]