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HPV Vaccine Has Higher Allergic Reaction Rate

MONDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) — The rate of serious allergic reactions to the cervical cancer vaccine is considerably higher than that for other vaccines given to children, but the total number of these reactions remains miniscule, Australian researchers report Overall, the Gardasil shot is remarkably safe, declared a team …

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Chilly Winter, Speedy Warm

Istockphoto By Anne HardingJack Schwartz, 8, has had seasonal allergy symptoms in the past, but his parents never needed to give him medication. This year was different. On the way to his baseball league’s opening celebration in Stow, Massachusetts, the second-grader started crying so hard his mother was afraid he’d …

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Pregnant? Some Foods May Raise Baby's Asthma, Allergy Risk

(Getty Images) By Denise MannSUNDAY, Feb. 28, 2010 (Health.com) — As if mothers-to-be don’t have enough to worry about, new research suggests that eating certain foods during pregnancy or while breast-feeding may raise the baby’s risk of allergies and asthma later in life. The good news is that if women—particularly …

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Peanut Allergy? A Cure May Be on the Way

(Getty Images) By Amanda Gardner SUNDAY, Feb. 28 (Health.com) — If your children are allergic to peanuts, you may not have to live—and eat—in fear much longer. Gradually building up a tolerance to peanuts and other foods may prevent dangerous allergic reactions, new research suggests. Eating very small amounts of …

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Cat Allergy Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Kitty

FRIDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) — Brandy Pitman suffers from a lifelong allergy to cats, enduring regular bouts of congestion, sneezing, and watery eyes. Even so, it hasn’t stopped her from working as an office manager for a feline veterinary hospital in Louisiana, or from inviting four strays into her …

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Gulf Oil Spill Could Threaten Human Health

FRIDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) — The massive oil slick menacing the Gulf of Mexico and now some barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana could prove devastating to the environment while posing risks to public health, experts say. Some people along the coast are already reporting headaches, nausea, coughing …

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Study: Acetaminophen May Double Asthma Risk in Kids

Istockphoto By Denise Mann FRIDAY, August 13 (Health.com) — Teenagers who take acetaminophen—the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter remedies—may be at increased risk of asthma and some allergic conditions, according to a new study of more than 320,000 children in 50 countries. Compared with those who never …

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