Anthrax Vaccine Approval Expanded

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the BioThrax anthrax vaccine has been expanded to include adults aged 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure, the agency said in a media release.

Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Beware as Holiday Season Kicks In

SATURDAY, Nov. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of steps people with allergies and asthma can take to deal with the challenges they may face over the holidays, an expert says.

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not, Researchers Say

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who've been told they're allergic to penicillin may be able to safely take the drug, a small study suggests.

Breast-Feeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids, Study Claims

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed children are just as likely to develop allergies as children who were formula-fed, preliminary new research suggests.

Don't Assume Siblings Will Have Food Allergies, Too

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one in 10 siblings of children with food allergies also has such allergies, a new study finds.

Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to dogs or farm animals early in life appears to reduce a child's risk of developing asthma, a new study shows.

Drugs May Be as Good as Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you struggle with chronic sinus infections and think surgery is the only way to end your misery, new research suggests that's not always the case.

Drugmaker Recalls Injectors Used to Treat Allergic Reactions

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of thousands of epinephrine injectors are being recalled by the drug company Sanofi because they may not deliver the correct amount of the life-saving drug to people suffering severe allergic reactions.

Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of youngsters with food allergies may feel Halloween is more trick than treat, but the holiday's risks can be reduced with some simple precautions, an expert says.

Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many Schools

SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in 10 U.S. schools reported at least one student who suffered a severe allergic reaction during the 2013-14 school year, new research shows.