Don’t let allergies spoil your holidays

(HealthDay)—Asthma or allergies can put a damper on holiday gatherings. But there are ways you can stay healthy, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says. “Everyone wants this time of year to be picture-perfect. But when there are runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezing involved, the picture is…

How common are food allergies, really?

According to recent studies, the prevalence of food allergies has been increasing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) name eight common allergenic foods recognized by law: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts (which include walnuts), peanuts, wheat, and soybean. The FDA have estimated that these foods and their derivates are…