Allergy

Peanut Toffee Crunch

Life-Threatening Food Allergies Overcome With New Therapy From Stanford Researchers

Every three minutes in the U.S. someone visits an emergency room with a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to food, but now top researchers are exploring a promising experimental treatment.

02/23/2015

A woman blows her nose as allergy season hits its peak. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Are My Allergies Kicking In So Early This Year?

Blame it on the drought. That’s right. The lack of significant rainfall has left Bay Area residents reaching for the tissue. Spring officially arrives on March 20 (35 days away), but people around the Bay Area are already suffering with Seasonal Allergies. Trees are pollinating and people are miserable. It is believed approximately 40 million Americans have aggressive reactions to high pollen counts.

02/13/2015

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