'Hidden' fragrance compound can trigger allergy

 Researchers have shown that a common fragrance chemical which is one of the main constituents of the lavender oil can cause allergic eczema.

How nasty allergy helped Jessica Alba built $1 billion business empire in 4 yrs
How nasty allergy helped Jessica Alba built $1 billion business empire in 4 yrs

Jessica Alba has revealed how a nasty allergic reaction helped her built a billion-dollar business empire in four years.

Air pollution puts kids at allergy risk

Exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests, says a study.

Asthma may be easier to control than previously believed

If you suffer from asthma then you know that controlling the condition is the key to ensuring good quality of life. Now, scientists have come up with a bunch of tips and to help you do just that.

Expert's tips for a safe and healthy Holi!

Here's a handful of tips that will help you celebrate the festival of colours in a safe and healthy way.

New ultrasensitive blood test for peanut allergy

 Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, are developing a blood test that can tell whether someone has peanut allergy and also determine how intense their allergic reaction will be.

Novel blood test detects intensity of peanut allergy

Researchers have developed a new blood test that could predict the intensity of a patient's allergic reaction to peanut consumption.

Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants, finds study

With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study Monday found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.

Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants: Study

With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study Monday found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.

Cure for allergies comes closer to reality

A new study has examined that when fighting chronic viral infections or cancers, a key division of the immune system, known as CD8 T cells, sometimes loses its ability to effectively fight foreign invaders.

Peanut allergy may soon be history

Researchers may have recently found a potential peanut allergy cure, it has been reported.

Allergic to nuts? Know how much is too much

Researchers have identified the level of five of the most common food allergens which would cause a reaction in the most sensitive 10 percent of people.

Asthma attacks can be controlled by Vitamin D

An Israeli research has found that asthma flare ups can be helpped by boosting the level of Vitamin D in deficients asthmatics.

Lavender to be classified as 'skin sensitiser'

In view of reports that products made with lavender oil can cause allergic reactions for some people, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said it will classify the oil as a 'skin sensitiser'.

Skin exposure may trigger early peanut allergy in kids

Many children become allergic to peanuts even before they eat them and skin exposure may contribute to the early sensitisation, says a study.

Avoid air pollution to manage asthma

A simple change in your lifestyle to avoid air pollution can help manage ashtha problems, shows a study.

Dry roasted peanuts may trigger allergy risk

Dry roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergy to peanuts than their raw form, suggests a study.

Microbes in homes may lower asthma risk in infants

Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life are less likely to develop asthma in early childhood, says a new study.

Yoga, meditation may not help in curing asthma

A new study suggests that meditation and yoga can be of little help in improving asthma.

Temporary tattoos may trigger skin problems

Want a tattoo to impress your friends but worry about the pain of real ink? Do not fall for temporary tattoos as these may cause allergic reactions to skin.