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New cancer treatment using a common cold virus gives hope.
My family's contribution to the $15 billion annual allergy business tallies up to well over $100 a month, but our costs - like many people's - are adding up differently this year.
H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine
Seasonal overlap could mean extra misery for people with allergies, experts say
Spring is in the air — literally! Your runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing fits are all products of the pollen, weeds and dust mites that have gone airborne now that the snow has melted.
Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms
Reason for connection isn't clear, experts say
Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns
Tips for keeping pollen, mold and dust mites from your home
Tablet placed under the tongue
Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis
It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say