An Off-Switch for Allergy: Starving the Immune System Prevents Allergic Inflammation in the Lung

Weill Cornell newsroom Starving immune cells of key nutrients stymies their ability to launch an allergic response, according to new research from a multi-institutional collaboration led by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. The findings illuminate how nutrients help drive tissue inflammation caused by the immune system — an insight that could lead to new treatments for…

The 15 Best Allergy-Easing Supplements

Pollen counts are OUT OF CONTROL in many parts of the country. Luckily, the right supplements can help. Bromelain eases nasal and sinus swelling and helps thin mucous, for starters. Learn about these 15 science-backed supplements to help ease your allergies – from Rodale – click here   .  

Survive the Seasons: Allergens and Irritants

Explore tips to combat pollen, dust mites, and other common irritants. (From NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Allergens & Irritants Asthma is one of our nation’s most common chronic health conditions. Many substances can aggravate allergies or increase the severity of asthma symptoms in individuals who are sensitive to these allergens or irritants. This Web…

9 Highly Effective Solutions For Seasonal Allergies

Surviving sneeze season If you, like 50 million other Americans, suffer from this perennial pest, you probably think you’ve tried it all. You’ve taken the do-nothing approach, optimistic your hay fever would vanish on its own. You’ve tested out-there “cures” that worked for your aunt’s best friend’s brother (but alas, not for you). And from…

Allergy Meds Could Affect Your Driving

If you can literally write your name in pollen on the windshield of your car, you know it’s allergy season again. When your body comes into contact with whatever triggers your allergy—pollen, ragweed, pet dander, or dust mites, for example—it produces chemicals called histamines. Histamines cause the tissue in your nose to swell (making it…

Allergic disease worsens respiratory symptoms and exacerbations in COPD

American Thoracic Society news release Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who also have allergic disease have higher levels of respiratory symptoms and are at higher risk for COPD exacerbations, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. “Although allergic sensitization and allergen exposure are known to be associated with…

What’s in a pollen count, anyway?

Every spring, a yellow blanket of pollen descends upon America, eliciting complaints from allergy sufferers already fed up with watery eyes, stuffed-up sinuses and excessive sneezing. If you’re wondering exactly what that is covering your car, it’s pine pollen, which usually comes out in mid- to late-April. But believe it or not, it’s probably not…

Ford creates allergy-friendly cars

Allergies have been on the rise over the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies show that nearly half of all Americans are sensitive to one or more allergen. “The pollen season seems to be coming earlier – for certain pollens it seems to be lasting longer – and…

10 Natural Ways to Ease Allergies

Spring brings plenty of delights: warmer weather, longer days, blossoming trees. But these seasonal changes aren’t welcomed by everyone. For many of us, they’re eclipsed by the itchy eyes, sneezing, and congestion of hay fever and other spring allergies. Watch More News Videos at ABCWhat to do???Some allergies are severe and require the attention of…