Allergy

Fears of a Mutant Virus Flying the Coop Halt Bird-Flu Study

Researchers studying a potentially more lethal, airborne version of the bird-flu virus have suspended their studies because of concerns the mutant virus they have created could be used as a devastating form of bioterrorism or accidentally escape the lab.

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your Christmas List

It's almost Christmas 2011, but for many holiday shoppers, there are still a lot of last-minute gifts to buy. Before you grab a bunch of gift cards from Walmart, take a breath and check out our list of last-minute, affordable gifts for friends, family, kids and co-workers. From presents for dad to a cool gift for your 16-year-old cousin, these last-minute presents are easy to find and afford.

Coke Says Child's Death in China Not Linked to Product

Coca-Cola Co. defended on Friday the safety of its yogurt drinks sold in northern China, denying there was any link to the death of a child or the illness of three other people who had consumed the drinks, but said it removed the product from shelves in a precautionary move.

How to Play it: Real Estate's Bright Spots Hard to Locate

THE ISSUE: The S&P Indices/Case Shiller recorded a fourth consecutive month of increases. Existing home sales jumped in the latest report. Low-rate mortgages have boosted affordability measures. Is it time for investors to start looking for real estate?

People Claiming to be Physically Sick of Wi-fi Take Shelter in W.Va.Town

Advancement in wireless technology, capable of offering continuous connectivity, is considered to be a lifestyle enhancer even though complaints about the overwhelmingly hectic lifestyle are not so rare. However, some Americans, claiming to be physically ill due to overexposure to electromagnetic radiation caused by the waves from wireless communication, have taken shelter in the town of Green Bank, West Virginia.

OTC Statins: How Safe is it to Swallow the Pill?

Recent industry buzz on Pfizer's alleged strategy to sell its cholesterol reducer-blockbuster drug, Lipitor as an over-the-counter pill, reinforces debate on the safe compliance of prescription drugs when sold as OTC's.

Scientists Close to Universal Flu Vaccine

Yearly flu shots could be a relic in less than a decade, as scientists say they are on the verge of developing a universal vaccine capable of treating all strains of seasonal influenza.

8 Percent of U.S. Children Suffer from Food Allergies

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that 8 percent of U.S. children age 18 or under are affected by food allergies. That equates to 5.9 million children, according to a study by Dr. Ruchi Gupta of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

10 Great Cities for People With Asthma

Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranks 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. from worst to best. This is based on how challenging it is for persons with asthma to live there. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America thinks of wide range of factors like the asthma rate, pollen counts, air quality and the number of asthma specialists found in the area.

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