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Flying allergy sufferers question new pet policy

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...

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NFL Stars Tackle Asthma

The Chris Draft Family Foundation (CDFF) and the American Lung Association are working together to recognize families who are tackling asthma.Draft, a 12-year NFL veteran who has battled asthma since college, is joined by a group of other NFL stars to become captains...

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How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom

If you are dust-sensitive, especially if you have allergies and/or asthma, you can reduce some of your misery by creating a "dust-free" bedroom. Dust may contain molds, fibers, and dander from dogs, cats, and other animals, as well as tiny dust mites.These mites,...

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A Sneezer’s Guide to the Galaxy

After a long, dreary winter, most Canadians can't wait for spring. That first hint of a warm breeze that catches us off guard and the tiny buds appearing on the ends of gnarled branches are like a balm to our cold-weary selves.But for the up to 25% of Canadians living...

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Warm weather sparks allergies

CBC News- The winter cold and flu season may be drawing to a close, but many people in the Ottawa region won't be able to put away the tissues. The rapidly melting snow is uncovering moulds that can cause sneezing, wheezing, rashes and other allergic reactions in some...

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Cat Washing

Most patients who are allergic to cats are aware of symptoms on entering a house with a cat or if they touch their face after contact with an animal.Purification of the main cat allergen Fel d 1 from cat washings or pelt extract is difficult, partly because it is...

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Swimming pools: an asthma risk?

Genelle Weule- The swimming pool has provided a haven from the heat for generations of Australians.Springing up in towns and backyards in the '60s, the pool offered a healthy alternative to polluted beaches and waterways. The smell of chlorine became a part of Aussie...

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Blackcurrants Tend to Help Asthma Patients, Study Says

TopNews United States - A recent study undertaken by a team of scientists in New Zealand has revealed that asthma patients could get substantial help from blackcurrants.The team has managed to isolate a compound in the fruit which has the capability to help the lungs...

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Volcanic ash may cause hazards for asthma patients: WHO

United Nations, April 18 (IANS) People suffering from asthma and other respiratory disorders must wear masks and stay indoors to avoid hazards caused by the volcanic ash erupting from Iceland, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.Daniel Epstein, spokesman of...

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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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Standard Dust Mite Proof Mattress Encasing Queen

Pillow Encasings Covers for Allergies

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.