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Hay fever -- seasonal allergic rhinitis -- provoked by ragweed pollen is an annoying condition that affects many Canadians, particularly in regions east of Winnipeg.

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Injection Desensitisation in Allergy

14th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

The only compelling argument in favour of establishing a specific diagnosis in allergic disease is that when the offending allergen is identified, a specific treatment can be instituted.

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Forget air filters, experts prefer allergy shots.

14th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

Allergy and asthma sufferers will go to great lengths to find relief from the sneezing and sniffling, including buying expensive air filters and purifiers.

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No H1N1 vaccine for Ontarians with egg allergies

14th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

Some Ontario residents at high risk of complications from swine flu are unable to get the vaccine against it because they are allergic to eggs.

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People with egg allergy face vaccine dilemma

14th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

OTTAWA — An H1N1 vaccine available in Britain for people suffering from severe egg allergies will not be used in Canada because it has not received regulatory approval, leaving thousands of Canadians without a second option for vaccinations.

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How to Prevent Dust Mite Allergies

14th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

Dust mites, which are microscopic organisms that exist in dust and dirt, can often cause allergic reactions, with symptoms that are similar to those of asthma and pollen allergies. By taking a few precautions beyond the normal scope of good housekeeping, you can reduce and prevent the majority of those symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing and watery eyes.

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Horsham, PA, January 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — While cold and flu season is always unpredictable, this year is already one of the worst to date with flu outbreaks across the nation stemming from the arrival of the H1N1 virus and another wave of seasonal flu on the horizon.

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A review of 40 studies found that people with low levels of the key vitamins were more likely to suffer from asthma than those without the condition.

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Picky Eater for the iPhone Now Available

14th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

CookingAllergyFree.com- Ever wish you could take the information from Cooking Allergy Free with you? Now you can!

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Flying allergy sufferers question new pet policy

14th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

Star business columnist James Daw took some of your questions about Air Canada's decision to allow pets in aircraft cabins and found answers on the airline's website. Questions he could not find answers to were forwarded to Air Canada and the company's answers are included here.

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What is an Allergist?

An allergist/immunologist is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies and asthma. Becoming an allergist/immunologist requires completion of at least nine years of training. After completing medical school and graduating with a medical degree, a physician will then undergo three years of training in internal medicine (to become an internist) or pediatrics (to become a pediatrician). 

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Pillow Encasings Covers for Allergies

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You might think dust mites take up only a little room in your bed. In fact, within 10 years, dead dust mites and their waste can double the weight of your mattress.

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