A February, 2017 allergy immunotherapy research study published in JAMA recommends that patients continue their subcutaneous (allergy shots) or sublingual (allergy drops) allergy treatment for at least 3 years for long term effectiveness.
When and how to introduce peanut-containing foods to reduce allergy risk
New guidelines from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology on how to approach this topic without going ‘nuts.’
Source: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).
In a recent study, participants who used nasal irrigation to treat recurrent or chronic sinusitis saw more symptom improvement over a six-month period than those who didn’t use the technique. Nasal irrigation also reduced headaches and decreased study participants’ use of over-the-counter medications.
Researchers are discovering how crucial microbes are to our health and to avoiding a range of newly common diseases. So it’s time to get dirty, eat better and stop overusing antibiotics.
Source: Get Your Children Good and Dirty, Wall Street Journal.
How a warming globe and being ‘too clean’ are hammering allergy sufferers
With allergies on the rise, theories examining why are being explored. One is linked to our obsession with fighting germs.
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