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Fire Ant Bites: Treatment, Symptoms, What They Look Like

This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites or stings. This includes information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention.

Reptile pets: Food insects shuttle allergens into homes

Reptiles are often chosen as pets when an allergy risk exists within a family and the choice is made to avoid potentially allergenic pets such as dogs, cats or guinea pigs.

Scientists uncover why major cow milk allergen is actually allergenic

Cow milk allergy occurs in children and in adults. Scientists at Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna investigated…

Dogs in the house protect against asthma, infection

There have been several studies suggesting that when exposed to a dog regularly in early infancy, children’s risk for developing allergies and asthma decreases. And now, researchers point to changes in gut microbes as the mechanism behind this safeguard.

Cat allergy discovery promises new treatments

New research led by the University of Cambridge in the UK has discovered the reason for the extreme immune reaction in some people who are allergic to cats. A study published online this week in the Journal of Immunology explains how the cat allergen …