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.

Aug 09, 2016, 16:53 PM IST

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.

Jan 08, 2016, 10:20 AM IST

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.

Oct 13, 2015, 21:20 PM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2014, 00:44 AM IST

Achilles` heel of influenza discovered

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

Apr 11, 2014, 11:29 AM IST

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.

Jan 26, 2014, 13:46 PM IST

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.

Oct 07, 2013, 11:21 AM IST

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.

May 08, 2013, 14:59 PM IST

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.

May 05, 2013, 13:56 PM IST

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.

Apr 02, 2013, 13:20 PM IST

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.

Dec 05, 2012, 16:09 PM IST

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.

Aug 31, 2012, 16:43 PM IST

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.

Aug 02, 2012, 13:20 PM IST

CO2 can help treat nasal allergies: Study

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

Sep 08, 2011, 10:13 AM IST