Allergy news links

An allergy friendly community - According to The Local, a German news Web site, "The German Baltic Sea resort town of Baabe is to be named the world's first "allergy-friendly community" by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF)."

National Indoor Allergy Week 26 - 30th October 2010 - Raising awareness of allergens indoors and how to reduce the number of allergens indoors.

Controlling allergies - Things that you can do to control allergies

A simple blood test could detect a newborn baby's risk of developing allergies - A simple blood test can now predict whether newborn babies are at high risk of developing allergies as they grow older, thanks to research involving the University of Adelaide. ScienceDaily (May 24, 2010)

Sharp rise in number of people developing fatal allergies - The Guardian reports a sharp rise in the number of older people developing fatal allergies

Mould, blood and faeces found in hotel rooms - Which? Report January 2009

Britons sleep in dirty duvets - Tests carried out on 10 duvets at the University of Worcester found they held up to 20,000 live house dust mites

Untidy beds may keep us healthy - Research suggests that an unmade bed is unappealing to house dust mites thought to cause asthma and other allergies.

Timbaland's hotel allergy - The music producer says he's plagued with allergies and insists that hotel rooms are one of the causes of them. The hip-hop star told BBC Radio 1: 'I'm allergic to dust and I'm allergic to hotel rooms, they're really bad.'

40% of children suffer from food allergies - Up to four in ten people in Britain now suffer from allergies, with a rise in youngsters being blamed on more varied diets, doctors have warned.

Breathe easier by eating right - Most of us welcome the arrival of spring after a long cold winter. But warmer weather also marks the beginning of months of sneezing, wheezing and sinus congestion for many people.

New Insights Into Allergy-Related Disorders in Children - Allergies and asthma are a continuing health problem in most developed countries, but just how do these ailments develop over the course of a childhood?

Can Your Home Trigger Asthma? - Scientists have found that chemicals called endotoxins (shed by bacteria in household dust) can inflame airways and trigger asthma. Experts say better home hygiene can reduce the risk of asthma attacks

Trial to tackle peanut allergies - Doctors in cambridge believe that they may soon have a cure for peanut allergy.

New income streams for hotels - Hotels have found that even in these challenging times, guests are willing to pay a premium for a comfortable night's sleep in an allergy friendly room

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