Makeup of Germs in Newb...

Makeup of Germs in Newborn’s Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A relatively rare abnormality in the makeup of germs in an infant’s gut may triple the risk for allergies and asthma in childhood,...

Nosebleed

First Aid for Nosebleeds If you get a nosebleed, sit down and bend forward. Sitting is preferable to lying down, since keeping the head above the level of the heart will help reduce the bleeding. Bending forward is also important. It lets the blood drain out through the nose rather than...

Farm Kids Get Fewer All...

Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Growing up on a farm may help ward off allergies later in life, a new study suggests. The study also found that women who spend their early years on a farm typically have stronger...

Food Allergies Linked t...

Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children with food allergies are at increased risk for asthma and hay fever, and the risk rises with the number of food allergies, new research shows. The study included...

ELISA Tests

ELISA is an abbreviation for “enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.” An ELISA test uses components of the immune system and chemicals to detect immune responses in the body (for example, to infectious microbes). The ELISA test involves an enzyme (a protein that catalyzes a...

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis Bee Sting Treatment When bees or wasps sting a person, they inject venom through their stinger into the skin of the victim. About 3% of people stung by bees and wasps have an allergic reaction to the sting, and up to 0.8% of bee sting victims experience the severe and...