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    1 out of 10 kids, not Vaccinated for Measles in California…

    “When it comes to Measles, Our Herd Immunity is Gone” What is the Measles virus? Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. The disease of measles and the virus that causes it share the same name. The disease is also called rubella. Measles …

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    Latex Allergy and Poinsettia plant allergy

    If you have latex allergy, during this holiday season, be careful around poinsettia plants. These popular Christmas plants contain a compound similar to that found in rubber latex, and can cause a severe allergic reaction. What is Latex Allergy? A reaction to the substances in …

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    Can you be allergic to Marijuana?

    What is Marijuana? Marijuana is derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, a weed that is typically cultivated but also found to grow in the wild in some areas of the south, and Midwest. Marijuana is used for medicinal and recreational purposes, through inhalation of smoke …

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    Prevention of eczema in infancy using daily emollient therapy

    Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that has reached epidemic proportions in children worldwide. The onset of eczema often preshadows the development of other allergic conditions such as food allergy, asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever).  This is called the atopic March. …

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    Most people who think they are allergic to penicillin are not

    Studies show that most people who think they are allergic to penicillin may not be truly allergic after all. NBC Nightly News (11/8/2014, story 8, 1:50, Williams) reported that the nation’s top allergists are saying most of those who believe they are allergic to penicillin …

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    Diagnosing abdominal problems through personalized medicine

    Most people suffer from abdominal issues at one point or another in their life. But what can cause chronic abdominal issues, like daily bloating, gas, cramps, loose or irregular bowels. While Only 1-2% of the adults hav true food allergy (8% of children < 8 …

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    Electronic Cigarettes: Potential Harms and Benefits

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    Oral Food Challenge Parent Guide: Confirming lack of food allergy

    Your child is scheduled to have a food challenge. A serving of the food will be given to your child over the course of an hour (approximately). We will be observing your child for any changes related to eating the food both during the challenge …

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    Antioxidants can allow tumors to grow: study

    MCT: Tim Johnson, File Dr. Zhi Xiuyi, a lung cancer specialist, examines signs of cancer in an X-ray of a patient’s lungs at the Capital Medical University teaching hospital in Beijing. Researchers say taking antioxidants might be harmful, allowing existing tumors, even those too small …

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    Associations between food and other allergies, cross-reactions

    Allergies are caused by reactions of the body’s immune system to a wide variety of sources. These include animal products, mites, moulds, latex, pollen, medicines, plants, venom as well as food. Most of the non-food related allergies can be accompanied by reactions in the mouth …

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