Allergies May Be Linked to Higher Cancer Risk: Can allergies increase your risk of cancer? A new study out of University of Washington Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggests this may be the case. Download Files June 2012 Newsletterread more
Allergies may actually have originated to protect us against natural toxins: Allergy season came early this year. Unprecedented warmth this winter caused plants to begin blooming earlier than normal, flooding the air with pollen and triggering fits of sneezing, runny...read more
Health Canada rules expand food labels to specify allergens, gluten: OTTAWA - New labelling rules will give consumers more detailed information about the presence of allergens, gluten and sulphites in food and drink, Health Canada said Monday. Download Files April...read more
Spring Allergies Strike Early This Year: As meteorologists call for an early spring, allergists predict an early and long allergy season for 2012. While many people rejoice when the weather gets warmer, it's not always a pleasant time for everyone. Download Files...read more
Valentine's Day Allergies: This month, love is not the only thing in the air. From chocolates and flowers, to scented oils and stuffed toy animals, popular Valentine's gifts can be quite treacherous to those with allergies and sensitivities. Download Files February...read more
Winter can be a bad time for allergy sufferers: Outdoor pollen levels take a dive during winter. However, pollen from outdoors may continue to recirculate in the home and other allergens can make an allergy sufferer miserable. Download Files January 2012...read more
A Substance From Bacteria Can Lead To Allergy-Free Sunscreen: As the realisation that radiation emitted by the sun can give rise to skin cancer becomes more widespread, so also has the use of sunscreen creams. Download Files December 2011 Newsletterread more
Stop Rising Allergies? Expose Young Babies To Dust Mites! In a new radical investigation, doctors at Southampton's teaching hospitals in England aim to try and stop the rising allergy epidemic by exposing babies under the age of one to dust mites. Download Files...read more
"Halloween" Can Trigger Asthma and Allergies: Halloween candy obviously may contain some hidden food allergens, but there are many more unexpected allergy and asthma triggers that can pose a threat to Trick-or-Treaters. Download Files October 2011 Newsletterread more
Nickel Allergies: How this lowly metal drives millions of North Americans into a frenzy of itching. Download Files August 2011 Newsletterread more
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).
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.