What’s in Your Medicine May Surprise You – a Call for Greater Transparency About Inactive Ingredients

The ingredients listed on the bottle only tell half the story. Here's what you need to know.

Medication Safety

Experimental Injection May Protect Against Peanut Allergy

Researchers report that a new drug injection might offer at least temporary protection against the most severe reactions.


Asthma: It's Different When You're Older

Asthma can develop for the first time in midlife. Triggers that might never have bothered you before can now be a problem, and the symptoms can be more serious for adults.

Menopause & Aging Well

How to Get Your Calcium If You're Lactose-Intolerant

There are choices within many food groups that deliver on calcium. Learn some non-diary options.


New Treatment Could Be Breakthrough Against Peanut Allergy

People with peanut allergy can protect themselves from an allergic reaction by consuming a small amount of peanut powder every day.


Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help

The more steps you take to protect yourself from exposure to the allergic substance, the less likely you are to have an allergic reaction.

Nutrition & Movement

Prevent Mold Growth at Home

Mold can thrive in places from logs and fallen trees to bathrooms and kitchens.


Signs of a Food Intolerance

If you feel bloated, headachy or nauseated after eating certain foods or you get a runny nose or feel jittery after drinking certain beverages, you may have a food intolerance.

Nutrition & Movement

Some Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites

Scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee.


Many Pick the Wrong Meds for Seasonal Sniffles

Hay fever sufferers often choose the wrong medication for their seasonal sniffles, new research suggests.


Can Dogs Chase Away Eczema and Asthma?

Parents of children with eczema or asthma might think they should avoid having a dog in the house. But two new studies suggest dogs might provide some protection against allergic diseases.

Your Health

Allergic to Peanuts? Tree Nuts Might Still Be Safe

Having an allergy to one type of nut may not necessarily doom you to a lifelong avoidance of all nuts, a new study suggests.


New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants

Babies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as early as 4 months of age, new U.S. guidelines suggest.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Ocular Allergies

Allergies can affect various organs, including the eyes. Symptoms include itching, redness, lid swelling, tearing, light sensitivity, "grittiness" and swollen eyes.

Conditions & Treatments