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Seasonal allergies may cause changes in the brain

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens such as pollen, dust mites and leads to cold-like runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure.

Human-Neanderthal relationships may be root of modern allergies

Passionate encounters between ancient humans and their burly cousins- the Neanderthals, may have left modern people more prone to sneezes, itches and other allergies, researchers say.

Unbelievable! Texas girl with mystery disease sneezes 12,000 times a day

In an interview with a news channel, Thornley, who sneezes up to 12,000 times a day (20 times per minute), said she is constantly in pain and weak, and can barely eat.

Seven ways to cure seasonal cold

It is said that no matter what you do, a seasonal cold will take a week`s time to get cured. But experience says that if you take proper care along with medication then the severity can be reduced to almost 70 percent.

Achilles` heel of influenza discovered

Researchers have claimed to have discovered that influenza has an Achilles` heel.

Fresh hope for hay fever sufferers

Researchers are set to discuss and make recommendations on the safety and efficacy of oral tablets used to treat ragweed allergy symptoms, during a public meeting of the Allergenic Products Advisory Committee, organized by the FDA.

New hope for sufferers of hay fever, dust mite allergy

There is good news for people who are allergic to grasses and dust mites, as researchers have successfully tested treatments for people prone to these allergies.

Once-a-day pill effectively blocks ragweed allergy symptoms

A once-daily tablet containing a high dose of a key ragweed pollen protein can offer relief from the runny noses, sneezes, nasal congestion and itchy eyes experienced by ragweed allergy sufferers, a new study suggests.

Now, smart tissue box that says `bless you` when you sneeze

Researchers at Penn State have developed a smart tissue box that says "bless you" when you sneeze.

Cough into your sleeve to prevent flu from spreading

A professor from University of Sydney has said that the practice of covering the nose and mouth with the hands when sneezing and coughing are more likely to help in spreading rather than preventing the spread of flu.

Common cold: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Common cold is often described as a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, or tearing. Though, colds are very common, they are more widespread in children and decline with age. Colds are rarely dangerous to healthy adults or children, but may seldom be dangerous to infants, the elderly or other at-risk groups.

Now, pollen-free flowers that won`t make you sneeze

Scientists have created pollen-free flowers that can last longer and could help allergy sufferers cut down the risk of catching hay fever.

Ineffective shots spur rise in whooping cough

Ineffective vaccines may be behind the resurgence of whooping cough in babies, characterised by flu-like symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, mild fever and mild cough, says a study.

CO2 can help treat nasal allergies: Study

So-called intranasal carbon dioxide (CO2) is not yet an approved treatment for nasal allergies.