Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment for peanut allergies may work better if it's given to children earlier, even as young as 9 months, before the body's "allergic program" fully matures, new research suggests.

4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When you're enjoying the great outdoors, be on the lookout for poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your kid's nail-biting or thumb-sucking habit drives you nuts, you'll be happy to hear that a new study suggests those habits may have a health benefit.

Health Tip: Getting Rid of Mold and Mildew

(HealthDay News) -- Ridding your home of any mold or mildew can help keep you and your family healthier.

Easing Your Child's Allergies

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 40 percent of children in the United States have nasal allergies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who use powerful drugs called systemic glucocorticoids are at higher risk for life-threatening staph blood infections, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Spot Signs of Summer Allergies

(HealthDay News) -- Think you've had a summer cold? Summer allergies might actually be to blame.

Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust

(HealthDay News) -- If your child has a dust allergy, keeping the sniffles away can be a real challenge.

Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma symptoms increase in spring, making it especially important for people with the lung disease to be aware of triggers and risk factors, an expert says.

Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long warned parents to delay introducing certain foods to babies to decrease the risk of a potential allergic reaction, but a new study suggests that strategy probably doesn't help.