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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Allergies pose Olympic hazards

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. Olympic athletes need to be particularly careful. Use of over-the-counter allergy...

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Manage Allergies Year-round to Minimize Seasonal Symptoms

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....

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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.