Allergy

iPad Mini (credit: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Nickel In Apple iPad, Other Devices May Cause Rash

Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

07/14/2014

Dahlias

Allergy Armageddon ‘Pollen Vortex’ Following Polar Vortex Will Not Hit West Coast

The West Coast has little to fear from the so-called “pollen vortex” of exploding allergens unleashed by the unusually cold and long polar vortex winter that plagued New York, Boston, and much of the northeastern United States.

04/21/2014

Antihistamines & Decongestants

Drought Making Bay Area Spring Extra Tough For Allergy Sufferers

It’s tough for allergy sufferers to appreciate the beauty of spring, and doctors say the drought California is facing is making it even tougher for them in the Bay Area.

04/17/2014

Semifreddi's biscotti cookies. (CDPH)

Alameda Bakery Recalls Biscotti Cookies Over Allergy Labeling

An Alameda-based bakery has voluntarily recalled cookies from store shelves because of a labeling issue that could put consumers with allergies in harm’s way, California Department of Public Health officials said Thursday.

09/19/2013

Medical Generic, caduces

HealthWatch: More Adults Diagnosed With 1st-Time Allergies

Doctors are seeing an increase in adults with no childhood history of allergies sneezing, wheezing and coughing. A growing number of adults are developing what’s called adult onset allergies.

02/22/2012

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