Five things to know about antihistamines

Antihistamines are one of the most widely taken medications worldwide, used to relieve allergy symptoms such as runny noses, sneezing and congestion. But new research points out that misconceptions around these common medications abound, leading to both misuse and overuse. A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal lists five facts to know about them: Antihistamines are widely … Continue reading Five things to know about antihistamines

Novel solution for deadly allergies

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered a function in the immune system that could hold the key to treating allergic conditions like asthma and stop life-threatening anaphylaxis. The process is driven by a protein in the body called neuritin. “We found this absolutely fascinating mechanism of our own bodies that stops the … Continue reading Novel solution for deadly allergies

Pollen likes the heat

Climate change is causing allergy seasons to start earlier, last longer, and be more intense, according to a new study from the University of Utah. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that pollen seasons in North America are, on average, starting 20 days earlier, lasting 10 days longer, … Continue reading Pollen likes the heat