More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More states are passing legislation permitting or requiring schools to stock the medication epinephrine to use for any child having a severe allergic reaction.

Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds.

Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables.

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies further confirm the health benefits of breast-feeding.

Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever

(HealthDay News) -- Millions of people are bothered by hay fever, an allergy to grass, trees, weeds or other types of pollen. Symptoms of the most common type of allergy frequently make sufferers feel miserable.

Health Tip: Teaching Your Child About Food Allergies

(HealthDay News) -- Children with food allergies may feel less afraid if they know what they're dealing with.

Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inner city children have a higher-than-normal risk of developing food allergies, a new study finds.

Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer

SUNDAY, Aug. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Now's the time to take steps to make sure that stinging insects don't ruin your next picnic or pool party, an expert suggests.

Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug already used to treat moderate-to-severe allergic asthma appears to offer relief to people with chronic hives who haven't been helped by standard medications, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home

(HealthDay News) -- Exposure to mold isn't healthy, as it can trigger allergies, asthma and a number of other ills.