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  • I Hated Picking Peaches

    04/24/2017 10:18:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/17 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    We all live in an increasingly toxic world Do you remember the line in the musical “Showboat”, the one that says, “It’s summertime and the living is easy”? Maybe it is for some people. But the worst summer I ever endured was during World War II. We all had to contribute to the war effort and my job was to pick peaches on a farm. But for years I had suffered from Hay Fever! Peaches and their fuzz were a Perfect Storm! Could I have avoided this allergy today? It’s estimated that 40 million North Americans now suffer from mild...
  • 'One size fits all' allergy jab for hay fever, asthma and eczema on the way

    06/22/2010 1:00:46 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/22/10 | Andrew Hough
    A jab that could provide a "one size fits all" approach to tackling hay fever, asthma and eczema could be available within a few years, a conference heard.Swiss researchers claimed allergies that blight the lives of 10 million British sufferers could be largely eradicated with a single vaccine. An allergy conference in London heard the “one size fits all” injection that wards off asthma, eczema, hay fever and even peanut allergies could be on the shelves within four to five years. Experts say if the jab, known only as CYT003-Qbg10 which has been tested on humans, is properly developed it...
  • Study: Apples, Fish May Protect Babies from Asthma, Allergies

    05/22/2007 12:06:42 PM PDT · by fortunecookie · 6 replies · 233+ views
    Fox News Health ^ | May 21, 2007
    The children of women who ate apples and fish during their pregnancies appear to have a lower risk of developing asthma and some allergic diseases, according to a new study.
  • Genetically modified grass snuffs out hayfever

    06/22/2003 2:05:15 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 1 replies · 180+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 19:00 18 June 03 | Rachel Nowak, Melbourne
    A hypoallergenic grass genetically modified to lack two common hay-fever allergens is set to enter field trials in the US. The researchers behind the GM grass hope it will help shift public opinion around the world in favour of GM crops. "The beauty of this grass is that it will benefit the wider public not just the primary producer," says German Spangenberg of the Plant Biotechnology Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Perennial and Italian ryegrasses, the types Spangenberg and his team have genetically modified, are sown for lawns and pasture around the world and account for 70 per...