SUNDAY, Nov. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When loved ones come together for your Thanksgiving feast, keep in mind your those who have food allergies. Practice safety in menu planning, food preparation and even serving, urged Courtney Cary, a senior dietitian at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Be awareContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The EpiPen is a known lifesaver when someone with a serious food allergy eats something they can’t tolerate. Yet the auto-injection treatment is greatly underused in the United States, according to a new survey. Just over half of at-risk adults said they hadContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s a potentially deadly issue: Some U.S. school administrators don’t keep life-saving albuterol asthma inhalers on hand because they’re afraid of getting sued for misuse. That’s true even in states like Illinois, where strong “stock albuterol” laws are on the books, researchers say.Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A new study is sounding the alarm about the addition of antihistamines to street forms of opioids — and how they might make a fatal overdose more likely. The prime drug in question is diphenhydramine, found commonly in over-the-counter allergy meds such asContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Sometimes allergies can lead to pink, irritated eyes. But allergic conjunctivitis, or “pink eye” may have a simple fix: physical fitness. That’s the conclusion of researchers in Taiwan who tracked health data of more than 1.2 million children. The kids were examined atContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For a young child with life-threatening food allergies “the world looks like a minefield,” a New Jersey mother says. It’s a stress-filled landscape that financial adviser Amy Leis knows all too well. Her daughter Zoe was just a few months old when sheContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The devastation left by one of the strongest hurricanes to hit Florida in years is immense. But residents flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Ian must be cautious when they return, federal experts warn. First off, always assume there’s potential risk fromContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The back-to-school season may bring on stress for parents of children who live with food allergies. Parents can help reduce fear and anxiety by following some safety tips from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. School districts may have different policiesContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Need information about hay fever? Steer clear of YouTube, a new study advises. Researchers found misinformation about allergic rhinitis, the medical name for the disorder, in a large numbers of posts on the popular video-sharing site. That’s significant, because 7 in 10 patientsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have long suspected that humans evolved to tolerate dairy products in order to reap their health benefits. Now a new study refutes that idea. Around one-third of the world’s population possesses a gut enzyme that allows them to digest lactose, a sugarContinue Reading