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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.

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Runny nose, sneezing, itchiness, dark circles under the eyes, wheezing, coughing and congestion. "Classic allergies have classic symptoms," says Dr. Mark Greenwald, Vice President of the Asthma Society of Canada and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. "People feel sick. Their whole concentration is affected. They call it hay fever because people actually believed at the time they were getting sick with some sort of infection."

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Allergies pose Olympic hazards

1st January 1970, 12:00 AM IN Articles

CBC News - A Vancouver allergist says the 2010 Olympics will take place at the peak of the West Coast's tree-pollen season, which could present problems for both visitors and athletes.

 

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Raw milk: magic elixir or health hazard?

1st January 1970, 12:00 AM IN Articles

Darcy Wintonyk, ctvbc.ca - Diagnosed with tuberculosis of the bowel in 1920, Winifred Dye Britton was prescribed a strict diet of raw milk and eggs and plenty of fresh air by her Oregon doctor. It worked.

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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

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.

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