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Introduction

Why Can’t I Breathe?
by Jeanene Swanson

 

Section 1: Allergies

1.1   Allergy Recapitulates Phylogeny
        by Christina Agapakis

1.2   Nothing to Sneeze At: Allergies May Be Good for You
        by Melinda Wenner Moyer

1.3   Can It Be Bad To Be Too Clean? The Hygiene Hypothesis
        by Steve Mirsky

1.4   Climate Change Set to Intensify Pollen Allergies
        by Katherine Harmon

1.5   Early Exposure to Pets May Keep Allergies Away
        by Kate Wong

1.6   Drink Your Shots
        by Brenda Goodman

 

Section 2: Asthma

2.1   Major Asthma Gene Uncovered
        by Nikhil Swaminathan

2.2   BPA Linked to Wheezing in Babies
        by David Biello

2.3   Why Are Asthma Rates Soaring?
        by Veronique Greenwood

2.4   Breathing with Hepatitis
        by Lisa Melton

2.5   Global Warming and Your Health
        by Katherine M. Shea

 

Section 3: Common Cold

3.1   What’s the Difference Between Cold and Flu?
        by Jordan Lite

3.2   Navy Recruits Wash Their Hands of Coughs and Colds
        by Kate Wong

3.3   Meditate That Cold Away
        by Harvey Black

3.4   Curing the Common Cold
        by Veronique Greenwood

 

SECTION 4: Food Allergies

4.1   Fixing Food
        by Carol Ezzell

4.2   A Major Study Speeds Food-Allergy Treatments
        by Marissa Fessenden

4.3   Food Allergy Therapies Move Closer to Approval
        by Katherine Harmon

 

SECTION 5: Treatment and Prevention

5.1   They Like Your Guts
        by Ferris Jabr

5.2   New Bull’s-Eyes for Drugs
        by Terry Kenakin

5.3   Peacekeepers of the Immune System
        by Zoltan Fehervari and Shimon Sakaguchi

5.4   When Pretending is the Remedy
        by Trisha Gura

5.5   How Microbes Keep Us Healthy
        by Katherine Harmon

Allergies, Asthma and the Common Cold

During allergy season, sufferers know the drill: runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing up a storm. If you also have asthma, symptoms might also include coughing and wheezing. Then there’s the common cold, which also presents with similar symptoms. So what’s causing your runny nose? In this eBook, Allergies, Asthma and the Common Cold, we review what we know about these three conditions as well as take a look at food allergies and what’s on the horizon for allergy treatment and prevention.

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