Pollen is spring's worst allergen and it is already blanketing the Mid-South. Experts say this could be the worst year yet for allergy-sufferers. More than 17-million people in the U.S. will make a trip to the doctor's office this year due to allergies. read more..
Antibiotics Disturb Normal Gut Bacteria, Increase Severity Of Allergic Asthma
Widely used antibiotics may increase incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life, according to a University of British Columbia study. The study, published in the journal EMBO reports, shows that certain antibiotics that affect intestinal bacteria also had a profound impact on allergic asthma... read more..
Diagnosing Sensitivity, Allergy Or Intolerance To Food Via Blood Tests
Blood testing to determine a link between food and illness is increasingly common, but some tests are not considered diagnostic and can lead to confusion, according to a primer in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Both traditional physicians and holistic medicine practitioners may offer blood testing to diagnose adverse reactions to food... read more..