Nearly 4 Percent of Americans Suffer From Food Allergies

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans have had to swear off shellfish, eggs, peanuts or soy to avoid allergic reactions that can range from stomach cramps to life-threatening swelling of the airways, new research shows.

Allergies Getting Worse? Blame Climate Change

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're sniffling and sneezing a lot more lately, you're hardly alone. Climate change is making seasonal allergies worse, an expert says.

Vitamin D Fails the Asthma Test

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements aren't likely to reduce the risk of asthma, allergies or the skin condition eczema in children or adults, a new study finds.

Testosterone May Protect Men From Allergic Asthma

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone -- the male sex hormone -- may be the reason why so many more women have asthma than men, new research suggests.

Expired EpiPens May Still Help Save a Life: Study

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- EpiPens -- devices used to rescue people during a severe allergic reaction -- can remain effective years after their expiration date, a new study reports.

Take Control of Your Asthma

SATURDAY, May 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many resources can help people with asthma manage triggers and symptoms, an allergist says.

Climate Change May Worsen Sneezin' Season

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Think your spring allergies are worse than ever? You could be right, and climate change may explain it, an allergy expert says.

Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study Finds

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rain often helps people with allergies or allergic asthma by bringing pollen to the ground. But a new study says that's not necessarily the case with thunderstorms, which may actually trigger asthma outbreaks.

Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, Asthma

SATURDAY, April 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heading to summer camp for the first time is always a little unnerving. But for a child with allergies or asthma, there are special concerns.

Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One reason women are more likely than men to have complications after hip or knee replacement surgery may be because they're more sensitive to the metals in joint implants, a new study suggests.