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All About the Itch

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic skin disorder affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world. It has been estimated that 10 percent of the population will be affected by atopic dermatitis at some point in their lives. While atopic dermatitis may persist to adulthood, infants and young children are most frequently affected. The hallmark of atopic dermatitis is the terrible itch it causes.

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Your Flu Questions Answered

Though people with asthma are not more likely to get the flu, influenza can be more serious for people with asthma, even if their asthma is mild or their symptoms are well-controlled by medication. This is because people with asthma have swollen and sensitive air­ways, and influenza can cause further inflammation of the airways and lungs. Influenza infection in the lungs can trigger asthma attacks and a worsening of asthma symptoms. It can also lead to pneumonia and other acute respiratory diseases. To help you prepare for the upcoming flu season, here are answers to some important flu-related questions.

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Researchers Engineer a New Way to Inhibit Allergic Reactions Without Side Effects

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have announced a breakthrough approach to allergy treatment that inhibits food allergies, drug allergies, and asthmatic reactions without suppressing a sufferer's entire immunological system.

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Are Allergies Making You Fuzzy?

Sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose aren’t the only symptoms of allergic diseases. Many people with allergic rhinitis also report feeling “slower” and drowsy. When their allergies are acting up, they have trouble concentrating and remembering.

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