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Allergy

Allergy is a hypersensitive disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur to normally harmless environmental substances known as allergens; these reactions are acquired, predictable, and rapid. Strictly, allergy is one of four forms of hypersensitivity and is called type I (or immediate) hypersensitivity. It is characterized by excessive activation of certain white blood cells called mast cells and basophils by a type of antibody known as IgE, resulting in an extreme inflammatory response. Common allergic reactions include eczema, hives, hay fever,asthma attacks, food allergies, and reactions to the venom of stinging insects such as waspsand bees.

Headlines Around the Web

Small-cap Week, October 5

Oct 05 - Financial Times

Small-cap Week, October 4

Oct 05 - Financial Times

Glaxo cuts consumer brand portfolio

Mar 16, 2012 - Independent

Thermo Fisher to pay €2.47bn for Phadia

May 20, 2011 - Financial Times

Knowing your allergies can save your life

Feb 02, 2011 - MarketWatch

Glaxo buys Chinese drugmaker for $70 mn

Dec 07, 2010 - Business Standard

Articles About Allergy

A man washes his hands as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus on a street in Monrovia, September 13, 2014. REUTERS/James Giahyue (LIBERIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
UK Starts Ebola Vaccine Trials on Humans

By IBTimes AU

A former NHS nurse has become the first volunteer from the U.K. to undertake the Ebola vaccine trial on humans. (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED NATIONS, GLAXOSMITHKLINE

Outdoor Safety: Keeping Kids Safe in Spring

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

There’s a lot to look out for when it comes to your child’s health and safety. Don’t let these worries ruin your family’s fun. Keep these away by observing these outdoor safety guidelines. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: ASTHMA, BIKING, CANCER

Bianca (C), a chihuahua, arrives in a baby carriage with other pet dogs to compete in the second annual Doggie Gras Parade and Fat Cat Tuesday Celebration at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California March 4, 2014. Bianca won the con
Infants Who Sleep on Animal Fur Are Less Prone to Asthma and Allergy, Reveals Study

By IBTimes AU

Sleeping on animal skin or animal fur, especially in the first three months of a baby’s life, reduces the risk of developing asthma and allergies, reveals a study. (Sep 08)

MORE TOPICS: ASTHMA, CONGRESS

Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with Ebola
Ebola Drug: Human Trial Begins In America

By IBTimes AU

A legally valid Ebola vaccine will be a great relief to those suffering from the disease and can save many lives (Sep 04)

MORE TOPICS: NIGERIA, SENEGAL, MALI, GLAXOSMITHKLINE

An airplane carrying American doctor Kent Brantly who has the Ebola virus, arrives at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia on Aug. 2, 2014. The same plane is now carrying the second Ebola patient Nancy Writebol.
American Doctor Dr Kent Brantly Survives Deadly Ebola, Released from Hospital, Sent Home

By IBTimes AU

The experimental drug ZMapp to counter the deadly Ebola virus seemed to be working. Its first human recipients, American missionaries Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, have been discharged by Emory University Hospital. Both have been declared as virus-free, safe for release and ok to go home. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: INFECTION

The Bachelor Australia Season 2 Episode 3: Verbal Fight, Unforgettable Date and One Exit [RECAP]

By IBTimes AU

The third episode of “The Bachelor Australia” Season 2 was high on drama, with Laurina finding herself isolated and involved in two verbal fights. The episode began on a romantic note and towards the end, things turned ugly. (Aug 07)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in Kenema, Sierra Leone
FDA Authorises Use of Ebola Virus Test; Experimental Drug Tested on Monkeys Yields 'Promising Results'

By IBTimes AU

The United States' Food and Drug Administration has authorised the unapproved Ebola virus test for use to detect the deadly virus under a special emergency-use provision. According to reports, an official Ebola virus vaccine may be take a long time with results more likely in 2015. (Aug 07)

An airplane carrying American doctor Kent Brantly who has the Ebola virus, arrives at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia on Aug. 2, 2014. The same plane is now carrying the second Ebola patient Nancy Writebol.
New Ebola Drug Made From Tobacco Plants Saves Lives of Two US Aid Workers

By IBTimes AU

New Ebola Drug Made From Tobacco Plants Saves Lives of Two US Aid Workers. (Aug 06)

MORE TOPICS: ARIZONA, INFECTION

A member of the audience uses an iPhone to record DJ Afrojack's performanceA member of the audience uses an iPhone to record DJ Afrojack's performance on ABC network's Good Morning America program in New York on ABC network's Good Morn
Nickel In iPad and Other Devices Can Cause Rash - Report Says

By IBTimes AU

According to a report in the Monday's Pediatrics, an Apple iPad caused a body rash in an 11-year-old boy who was treated at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego Hospital. This led to a large number of reports in medical journals that detailed the effects of nickel on the body. (Jul 15)

MORE TOPICS: IPAD

A woman hugs her baby at California Institute for Women state prison in Chino, California May 5, 2012.
Caesarean Babies Tend to Have Weaker Immunity

By IBTimes AU

According to a recent finding, caesarean babies tend to have weaker immunity. (Jul 11)