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Allergies and Allergic Reactions - Healthy humans have two types of immune systems that protect the body from invading pathogens that cause diseases. The Innate Immunity is the first barrier of protection. It is similar to a force field. Its primary purpose is to destroy any pathogen that tries to enter the epidermis cells (the skin cells) and the mucosa (mucus secreting cells found in the GI tract, respiratory tract, urogenital tract and eyes. If the first defense does not work, the adaptive immunity steps in to eradicate the invading microbe....   [tags: Food Allergies]
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A New Non-Invasive test for Food Based Allergies - Table of Contents Prevalence/Problem 3 What is currently being done? 3 Types of invasive tests 4 Noninvasive tests 5 My solution 5 What’s next 5 References 6   A New Non-Invasive test for Food Based Allergies Prevalence/Problem Food allergy and intolerance is described as a wide range of adverse reactions to foods and in 2010 an expert panel, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, published guidelines for diagnosis and management of food allergies in the United States....   [tags: Food Based Allergies]
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Food Allergies - The Silent Killers - Is Peter Pan a war criminal. It is a proven fact that Peter Pan is responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. No, not THAT Peter Pan. Peter Pan, Smuckers, Skippy, Jif and all brands of peanut butter are potential killers for people who are severely allergic to peanuts and peanut products. Did you know that one of the ingredients in some flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans is peanut flour. Did you know that food, processed in equipment that has previously processed food containing peanuts, may be as lethal to the severely allergic as food containing peanuts....   [tags: Food Allergies Essays] 1197 words
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Strategies for Children with Food Allergies - Caring for a child with food allergies is arduous for parents; from label reading, cross contamination, to stress of family and friends who are not understanding, and the stress of when the allergen is ingested. The immediate response is the most important, but parents and children of food allergic families generally also deal with emotional issues. Although it may seem like a big task, all caregivers, teachers, and health professionals should know how to take care of children with food allergies, watch for signs of anaphylaxis, and know how to treat it for the safety of all children with food allergies....   [tags: label reading, cross contamination, stress]
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Food Allergies Facts and Statistics - ... In my case, while eating a salad at a restaurant I did not realize that it contained pecans. As I chewed, I felt like my throat began to close up and breathing became restricted and I got frightened. Food labeling and food service distribution create a major challenge for people with food allergies. The concern stems over the possibilities of which food threatens and cross- contamination and cross-contact can occur. “Cross-contamination, a very common factor in the cause of foodborne illness....   [tags: immune system attack]
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Questions and Answers about Allergies - Question 1: (Amani) It is very important for Physicians, researchers, and patients to understand the terminology used to define allergic diseases. Failure to do so can lead to inappropriate advice, prevention and ineffective treatment. The term allergy is commonly refers to reactions or conditions related to an IgE antibody-mediated immunological mechanism following antigenic exposure. Antigen is a material that is capable of initiating an immune reaction when introduced into the human body (J.Genuis , 2010)....   [tags: immune system, histamines, sensitivities]
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GMO Products: Developing Allergies - INTROAlmost eighteen months ago, during the summer I noticed small bumps forming in various places on my body. These bumps itched worse than a mosquito bite, but weren’t as big as one. However, with time these bumps began to get bigger and accumulate in groups. I didn’t think much of the small bumps at first, but when these needle-sized bumps turned into golf-ball-sized bumps, I thought something must be wrong. The first four doctors I visited told me my symptoms were due to seasonal allergies; that if I felt it necessary I would be prescribed medicine, or else I could wait out the season....   [tags: allergic reaction, food intolerance, allergy]
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Dog Allergies Home Remedies - DOG ALLERGIES HOME REMEDIES Dogs, one of most loved animals… usually suffer from lot of allergies. They can be hypersensitive when exposed to some harmless substance. Dog allergies home remedies can be cheap and less harmful. When the immune system does not work properly and it may be lack of some vital nutrients, this leads to what is known as an Allergy. DOG ALLERGIES Some of the common allergies a dog can suffer from are given below • Food allergy • Flea allergy • Bacteria allergy • Atopy allergy • Contact allergy Dogs too become allergic to some substances as human beings....   [tags: Animal Health] 846 words
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Food Allergies - Food Allergies Do you think food allergies are harmful for the restaurants and if yes why. I think food allergies are harmful for the restaurants that are not chains because they been introduce to something new but in some ways I think it isn’t harmful. But in this paper about food allergies you are going to hear why I think it is harmful for the new restaurants and why I don’t think harmful but that not all your hear in this paper. First, you are going to hear about what are food allergies and if they have an impact on chains or new or even amusements parks restaurants....   [tags: allergy, restaurants, harmful, health, Disney]
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Seasonal Allergies - Allergies occurring during a certain time of the year are known as seasonal allergy. The main cause of these allergies is pollen, which is due to response of the reproduction of trees, flowers, grasses and weeds. The two most frequent seasons that are responsible for allergies is spring and winter or which commonly known as fall. These are the seasons when the highest pollination takes place. The NIAD (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) recorded that about 35 million people are infected from seasonal allergy also called allergic rhinitis....   [tags: Health Care ] 851 words
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Food Allergies - Escalation in Customer Food Allergies For the past decade customer food allergy incidents have been notably on the rise. In some cases so severe that sixty –three fatalities have occurred nationwide between 1996 and 2006 states the 4Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. The most common allergens include dairy, eggs, 5peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish as well as soy and wheat. It is believed the increase may be in part due to insufficient food allergy knowledge in the restaurant industry....   [tags: Health ]
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The Affect of Food Allergies on the Restaurant industry - Has the rise in customer food allergies had any impact on the restaurant industry. Food allergies and food intolerance are a scientific phenomenon that has been affecting people basically since the beginning of time, though they were previously rarely heard of. Today, however, 20the number of people with food allergies is much higher and it is still on the rise. The book 8Peanut Butter, Milk, and other Deadly Threats: What You Should Know About Food Allergies, written by Sherri Mabry Gordon, reports, "According to a 2004 study released by the 21American Academy of Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology, food allergies are a much bigger health challenge than once thought....   [tags: Health ]
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Challenges Finding a Cure for Food Allergies - With the increasing epidemic of food allergies, finding a cure becomes an even more urgent goal. The following paper will examine various challenges that researchers face when trying to find a cure for food allergies. I will focus on three challenges. The first challenge researchers face includes overcoming obstacles in the way of discovering a person’s previous health history and how a person might have been exposed to an allergen. The next challenge involves the danger of having a person consume something they are allergic to this danger being inherent to oral immunotherapy....   [tags: health history, allergic foods, allergic reaction]
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Tips for Relieving Spring Time Allergies - About 35 million Americans are affected by spring time allergies each year which include coughing, itchy watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, runny nose, drowsiness, and headaches (Green). These symptoms are triggered by outdoor allergens such as pollen and ragweed. Side affects include a deep cough and runny nose which helps the body remove these allergens from the airways (Green). Most Americans who live in Detroit, Boston, Orlando, Hartford, Connecticut, and Greenville, South Carolina are most affected by spring time allergies due to a high pollen count in these areas (“Sneeze City”)....   [tags: health, wellness]
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Are Genetics Responsible for Allergies? - Are Genetics Responsible for Allergies. A Study In Identical Twins Everyone has either suffered from some kind of allergy, or knows somebody who has suffered from allergies. Allergies are the source of irritating symptoms, ranging from a painless skin rash to life-threatening breathing problems. For years, researchers have been trying to find out the source of these allergies. Some have suggested that environmental factors or early exposure to certain foods can cause allergies later in life, while others say that allergies are caused by genetics....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Research on Food Allergies - Research on Food Allergies True food allergies are not as common as many people believe and do in fact only affect about 2% of children. However, they are more common in younger children (affecting about 5-8% of younger children). Fortunately, most younger children will outgrow these food allergies by the time that they are three years old. Symptoms of a food allergies can often include wheezing and difficulty in breathing, along with itchy skin rashes, including hives, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain and swelling around the mouth and in the throat (common with nut allergies)....   [tags: Allergy Allergic Food Essays] 1861 words
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Health - The Controversial Topic of Food Allergies - The Controversial Topic of Food Allergies Food allergies are the most controversial allergy-related topic right now. It's controversial because of several facts like: * many kinds of bad reactions to foods have nothing to do with allergies * * foods are often for symptoms that result from each other * * children often out grow sensitivities to foods * * even if you're allergic to certain foods, you might be able to eat small amounts of the food without any reaction * Some of the most common foods that cause symptoms like severe stomach pain, diarrhea, hives, swellings, wheezing, vomiting, hayfever symptoms, excema and wheezing are nuts, chocolate, strawberries, milk, wheat and c...   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 637 words
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Peanut Epidemic: A Case of Media Exaggeration - Peanuts are one of the most prevalent food allergens worldwide, and it has become a nemesis for many in recent years. Peanut allergies have been known to be life threatening, but only a few sufferers react with such extreme severity when exposed to peanuts. While peanut allergies have long-existed, it seems like it was very rarely heard of prior to the 1980s. In the last decade, peanut allergies have become the focus of media attention and controversy. However, the media is not as accurate as the public understands it to be....   [tags: Food Allergens, Peanut Allergies]
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Symptoms of an Asthma: How Can You Tell If You have Asthma? - The word Asthma, in its original Greek form (ἅσθμα, or ásthma) (akin to aázein) means “panting” or “to breath hard”. Panting and heavy breathing are common visible symptoms of an individual who has Asthma. “Asthma is fairly common, and can be described as chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm” (NHLBI, 2007). The most common symptoms of this disease are coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, which are all visible as well as a feeling of tightness in the chest....   [tags: allergies, chronic desease, treatment]
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University of Indiana Should Upgrade Their Food Services to Serve Gluten-Free Food - Food allergies, particularly gluten, are more common now than ever because of the increased quality of medical testing and the decreased quality of food. Many people who follow a gluten-free diet have Celiac’s Disease, gluten intolerance, or are following a fad diet. The University of Southern Indiana currently does not meet the dietary needs of students who must follow a gluten-free diet. The University of Southern Indiana should accommodate to those who need to be on a gluten-free diet because the meal plan is expensive, the accommodations would be cheap and easy, and the number of people following a gluten-free diet is greatly increasing....   [tags: food allergies, meal plan]
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Physical Therapy and Kinesiology - Physical therapy and kinesiology work in a close relationship to each other. Essentially one may think they are one in the same, however there are small differences between the two that provide different results when applied singularly. As a combined effort physical therapy and kinesiology work to heal the muscles and joints of the body, recreating movements perfectly as they were before injury or in some cases as closely as one can get to a perfect function. First one must understand where the lone is drawn between the two fields and how they balance each other to create desirable results in a patient....   [tags: relieve, stress, allergies, and pain]
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The Issue with Genetically Modified Foods - The Issue with Genetically Modified Foods Today we walk downstairs, into the kitchen, open the refrigerator door. We see a bright red tomato, but is it really just a tomato. Now days, scientist have the technology to transfer DNA from one organism, for example a flounder, to another organism, a tomato. These are called genetically modified (GM) foods, or organisms. This makes the crops grow at an unusually fast rate and up to two times the average size. We are getting more food in a shorter amount of time, which sounds great until you take a deeper look....   [tags: dna, food allergies, organic farming]
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Celiac Disease: Cause, Effect, and Mitigation - Preparing a meal for adult women with celiac disease as well as a fish/shellfish allergies can a unique challenge. Gluten as well as seafood most be avoided in the diet, with some special dietary needs on top of that of a regular adult women. In the following a short description of what each celiac disease and fish/shellfish allergies are, how common they are, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and special dietary needs will be explained. Preceding this information an example of a two course meal will be laid out to provide an example of a meal holding in the restraints of the special dietary needs of this person....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Latex Products In The Work Pla - Over the last decade, many employees have developed allergies related to the use of latex. “The employees affected have mainly been found in healthcare, food services and in beauty services.'; As employees in these areas, as well as other areas have learned of the potential risk from the contraction of disease leading to death, caused by the exposure to bodily fluids, they have realized that the use of products to stop the exposure is absolutely essential. This has substantially increased and spread the use of latex products, mainly gloves....   [tags: essays research papers] 2069 words
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The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act - The act of manufactures labeling of our foods products in terms of the ingredients a particular product contains and the nutritious facts is sometimes taken for granted, we often see the labels on our food products, but ignore them because we’re so used to seeing them in our daily lives. Surprisingly, food product labeling, specifically that pertaining to allergen warnings, were not always available to consumers until a government mandate in 2004 (FALCPA). I think part of the reason for such a lateness in regulation was due to a social stigma regarding allergies, that having them was some sort of natural selection and not an issue that should be taken care of....   [tags: consumers health, regulation]
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The Food Allergen Act -   TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INRODUCTION • Recent History 2. DEFINITION 3. THE ISSUE 4. REGUALTIONS • Exemptions 5. ANALYSIS 6. CONCLUSION INTRODUCTION A food allergy is a reaction of the body's immune system to otherwise harmless substances in certain foods (Center, 2012). Food intolerance is different from food allergy as it necessarily doesn’t involve the immune system. Food allergies have different reactions on different people, while some might be only uncomfortable, for others it might be life threatening triggering anaphylactic shocks (Clinic)....   [tags: Law, Labels, Food]
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Adolescent Peanut Allergy: Causes, Consequences, Solutions - “An estimated 2.4 billion pounds of peanuts are consumed in the United States every year, and about half are in the form of peanut butter” (Muñoz-Furlong xvii). With all of this consumption of peanuts, how do the three million Americans with a peanut allergy get through life without accidently consuming a peanut (Young 44). A major problem facing American adolescents today is the peanut allergy. A peanut allergy is when the body has an adverse reaction to the proteins in a peanut. The part of the body designed to battle infections, the immune system, is the cause of the problem (Sicherer and Malloy 3)....   [tags: adverse reaction, family health history]
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Conventional Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine - The dictionary states that conventional medicine is offered by hospitals and practiced by those who have a medical doctor degree; it is also called western medicine. The opposite of conventional medicine is called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Complementary and Alternative medicine can be considered holistic medicine, which is usually not prescribed by physicians a part of hospitals. There has been an increase in those that have an aversion to conventional medicine that is offered by hospitals (Astin, 1998)....   [tags: Medicine]
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Pathophysiology Repeort on Eosinophilic Esophagitis - A relatively new diagnosis in the medical field is Eosinophilc Esophagitis. This disease has emerged all around the world and became a more common diagnosis beginning in the 2000’s. According to doctors at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 1-4 in 10,000 people live with this disease (Cincinnati, 2012, p. 1). Food allergies often accompany this disease, which may be why it is becoming better known. The pathophysiology behind Eosinophilic Esophagitis is extensive, and includes the parts of the body that are effected, normal function, symptoms and cause of symptoms, diagnosis, physiology, and treatment....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Genetically Modified Organisms: The Facts - Introduction Any organism which has its genetic sequence altered by insertion of a piece of foreign genetic material is considered to be a genetically modified organism, or simply, GMO. The recombinant DNA technology (or gene cloning) allows such modification by using enzymes that are naturally found in almost all organisms. A restriction enzyme is used to cut a specific DNA segment of a ‘donor’ genome and to generate sticky ends in the ‘host’ genome. The cut-up portion is then joined between the sticky sites by the help of a DNA ligase enzyme which stitches them together....   [tags: GMOs]
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Genetic Engineering: Genetically Modified Food - Changing the genetic traits of plants or animals to make them better has been done for many years, and there are many ways to do this. Genetic modification is one way that we modify our food to make them better and more productive which is very different from natural way of producing something better. GMOs make up a large percentage of our global food supply and have become very important since they were first developed. The process of genetic modification began after people started to understand how traits are passed down from one generation to another....   [tags: plants, animals, food, genes]
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You’re NUTS - When you think of dangerous foods, what do you think of. I think of snakes, alligators, sharks, poisonous frogs. Now, I also think of peanuts. Yes, good old fashion peanuts are now becoming one of the most common allergies; also, one of the most dangerous. Who think bears are dangerous most everyone but the real danger is peanuts. Just look at peanuts from 1997 through 2002 in the United States children with peanut allergies doubled, 30% to 40% of those children won’t out grow the allergy. Peanuts are not really a nut, but a kind of legume related to beans, peas and soybeans family (“Jeff Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinal School of Medicine 1”)....   [tags: Health ]
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Climate Change - The change in climate not only affects people around the world, but affects their lifestyles, traditions and customs too. When the climate changes, people automatically think about the change in weather and how they will respond to it. Stepping back and looking at climate change from an objective point of view, people see how it affects the food they eat, the air they breathe, and the environment around them in which they are raising their children. God is in control of the universe, and He alone controls the climate and any changes that can come from it; however there are things people do in their daily lives that affect the climate and any effects in their personal life that come from it....   [tags: atmosphere, ozone layer, ]
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The Hygiene Hypothesis - Our bodies are ecosystems that have evolved over time to deal with a variety of infectious agents and microorganisms, such as worms and other parasites. The hygiene hypothesis states that although we have shifted rapidly into a clean, modern and civilized state, our bodies have not yet adapted, and our immune system is responding inappropriately with an increased susceptibility to allergies and autoimmune diseases. The main premise is that humans are mismatched to modernity. (Stearns, 2009) Our civilization has changed rapidly and we now readily have access to modern hygiene, clean water, and antibiotics but our bodies have not yet evolved to adapt with its new environment....   [tags: Health]
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The Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods Position Paper at World Food Conference - It is the position of Team Water that genetically altered foods are a hazard to the environment, should be strongly regulated by the government, and should be labeled. The right of every human being on this planet to know what we are ingesting and feeding to our children should not be infringed upon. To have the manufacturers of these foods wanting to keep such valuable and important information off of the labels of the goods that they produce is very irresponsible. These genetically modified foods are still a relatively new technology and there has not been enough thorough testing done to determine unequivocally whether or not these products are safe for human consumption or for the enviro...   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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The Positive Effects of Pet Ownership for Kids - The collaboration between humans and animals has existed since the beginning of humanity. The cavemen threw out excess scraps that they did not desire and the wolves devoured them. Overtime, the relationship between man and wolf blossomed and this caused the wolves to be more docile and subservient towards humans. This allowed humans to domesticate the wolves and establish a partnership that will last for millenniums to come. Whether it is domesticating wolves in the forest or adopting a pet at the local pet shelter, the partnership never cease to exist....   [tags: humans and animals]
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Desensitization therapy for allergy: theory and practice - Allergies are one of the most common complaints for which patients seek medical attention. They disrupt patients’ lives and can even make others uncomfortable. While symptomatic relief can be obtained with antihistamines and similar medications, most patients would rather live completely symptom free and thus they turn to desensitization therapy. Here, I will explain the mechanism behind allergies and the different forms of desensitization therapies that are available today. An allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction by the immune system that occurs to certain antigens for which the body perceives as a threat and has an overreaction to....   [tags: Medicine]
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The World Needs More Genetically Modified Food - Genetic modification of food has quickly become a very important topic among producers and consumers. Critics of genetically modified food have said that it can have negative effects on the environment, but only a small amount research has been found to prove this theory. All of the main problems with genetically modified food have not been detected in the environment, but the positive effects are already being seen. When millions of human lives are at stake, small effects on the environment may have to be sustained....   [tags: GMOs]
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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods - Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), organisms that have been genetically altered that cannot occur in nature, change many aspects of a standard modern diet. In the developed world, 80% of all foods consumed contain GM ingredients. Although some countries have begun to label GM foods, 135 countries are still in the dark as to whether or not what they are eating is genetically modified. GM crops can add more nutritional value to a diet, because foods can now be engineered to contain more essential vitamins and nutrients, boosting our health....   [tags: GMOs, GM foods, GM crops]
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The Development of Genetically Modified Food - Introduction Nowadays, there is rapid technology advancement in food industry. High technology machinery facilitates production of better food products in terms of their health benefits. Furthermore, biotechnology advancement enables scientists to alter organisms' DNA, contributing to the development of genetically modified food (GMF). However, there is controversy about the safety of GMF. Is genetically modified food safe to consume. Is it true that GMF better than organic food. Or probably it could be worse, or even the source of disease....   [tags: organisms, dna, crops]
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Conventional Medical and CAM Treatments - In the Webster’s Dictionary it is stated that conventional medicine includes treatments that are chemically produced in labs specifically for curing those with diseases and is offered to patients by most, if not all, hospitals. Conventional treatments can include; chemical medications, radiation therapies, and surgeries. CAM stands for Complementary and alternative medicine, it includes treatments for illnesses that are naturally produced. CAM treatment can include; herbal medications, acupuncture, therapies, and relaxation techniques....   [tags: Healthcare]
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The Health Benefits of Nature - Allowing children to regularly explore and experience nature can lead to positive health benefits including lowering the risk of childhood obesity, reducing allergies, and improving mental health. Through nature children experience more physical activity than indoor entertainment which can combat childhood obesity. While in nature a child’s body can adapt to allergies and eventually become immune. Lastly nature can help to improve a child’s overall mental health. Unfortunately interactions with nature have decreased substantially for children when compared to the time their parents spent with nature during their childhood years....   [tags: Positive Health]
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Ozone Season Just Ahead - With ozone season just around the corner, big cities everywhere are getting worried about low visibility and magnified allergies. The season begins Monday, May 1st and extends through September 30th. Jilayne Jordan, Spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Transportation says that, Elderly people, kids with asthma or allergies and people who exercise outdoors that when there’s a smog alert day, it’s extremely hard on the lungs. Mark Ressler, Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, says weather can worsen the problem....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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Food Allergy Testing - Food allergy testing Description: Food allergy testing is diagnosed on the basis of symptoms using a number of methods. There are some tools which a doctor may use to determine which substance is causing the allergy on a particular body part. Necessity to conduct the test: Allergy test are done to determine the object that may be responsible to cause an allergic reaction to a person. The reasons which may call for a test are: “Food allergies” “contact dermatitis” “Penicillin allergy” “Angioedema and hives” Symptoms that are not easily controlled with medications like ‘Allergic rhinitis and asthma’ History, to detect the potential allergens (the substance suspected to have caused the a...   [tags: Health] 906 words
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Control and Prevention of Eczema Through Elimination of Dietary Cow’s Milk and Hen’s Eggs - Introduction It is believed that certain foods we eat cause allergic reactions, and the consumption of milk and eggs is believed to be a few of the most common food triggers in people with eczema. According to current research, cow’s milk allergy (CMA) is the most common food allergy in infants and young children, affecting 2% to 3% of the general population.1 Most children grow out of their allergy by the age of three, but for those that do not, eliminating milk and eggs from an adult diet can be very difficult....   [tags: Health ]
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The Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods Position Paper at World Food Conference - It is the position of Team Water that genetically altered foods are a hazard to the environment, should be used be more strongly regulated by the government, and should be labeled. The right of every human being on this planet to know what we are ingesting and feeding to our children should not be infringed upon. To have the manufacturers of these foods wanting to keep such valuable and important information off of the labels of the goods that they produce is in itself a criminal act. These genetically enhanced foods are still a relatively new technology and there has not been enough thorough testing done to determine unequivocally whether or not these products are safe for human consumptio...   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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