Tips to help prevent allergies during spring season
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  April 20, 2017  
  Allergy  
  The latest Allergy news from News Medical  
 Tips to help prevent allergies during spring seasonTips to help prevent allergies during spring season
 
Global warming and climate change are in the headlines today. For allergy sufferers, the impact of warmer temperatures on their daily lives may soon become very apparent.
 
 
 Parents face difficulty in choosing right allergy medication for their kidsParents face difficulty in choosing right allergy medication for their kids
 
Tulips, songbirds and itchy little eyes – all are sure signs of spring. As allergy season kicks into high gear, many parents are likely searching for over-the-counter medications to help relieve children of symptoms like sneezing, coughing and congestion.c
 
   Researchers discover molecular compound that targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cellsResearchers discover molecular compound that targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cells
 
Transcription factors, the tiny proteins that switch genes on or off in the nucleus of cells, are considered unreachable molecular targets for drugs attempting to treat medical conditions.
 
   Common drugs, uncommon risks? Higher rate of serious problems after short-term steroid useCommon drugs, uncommon risks? Higher rate of serious problems after short-term steroid use
 
Millions of times a year, Americans get prescriptions for a week's worth of steroid pills, hoping to ease a backache or quell a nagging cough or allergy symptoms. But a new study suggests that they and their doctors might want to pay a bit more attention to the potential side effects of this medication.
 
   UGA researchers explore new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaksUGA researchers explore new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks
 
As allergy sufferers can attest, thunderstorm activity can exacerbate asthma and respiratory ailments. In fall 2016, when strong storms moved across southeastern Australia, a major thunderstorm asthma epidemic struck Melbourne and the surrounding area. High grass pollen concentrations dispersed by strong, gusty winds led to multiple deaths and a flood of residents seeking medical attention for respiratory problems.
 
 DNA methods can help identify microbial hot spots in buildings
 
DNA methods can help identify microbial hot spots in buildingsUsually associated with humid and sordid slums, mold is a frequent finding in wealthy homes too. Even the fanciest buildings may harbor hot spots where fungi and other microorganisms subtly proliferate, triggering problems that range from unpleasant smells to severe sickness.
 
 
 Study finds higher rate of metal sensitization in women after joint replacement
 
Study finds higher rate of metal sensitization in women after joint replacementWhy are women at higher risk of complications after total hip or knee replacement surgery? An increased rate of hypersensitivity to the metals contained in joint implants might be a contributing factor, suggests a study in the April 19 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
 
 
 Treating snoring
 
Treating snoringSnoring is a common phenomenon, but some snorers may require medical treatment. The indications for this may include daytime fatigue, lapses into sleep during the day, and impairment of normal activity.