Allergy :: Allergies on the rise in Australia

Allergic conditions are on the rise in westernised countries and recent investigations have found that hospitalisations for anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction often involving more than one body system), urticaria (hives), and angioedema (allergic swelling of the face, lips and tongue) have been increasing since 1990.

Asthma :: Even occasional use of spray cleaners may cause asthma in adults

Using household cleaning sprays and air fresheners as little as once a week can raise the risk of developing asthma in adults, say researchers in Europe. Such products have been associated with increased asthma rates in cleaning professionals, but a similar effect in nonprofessional users has never before been shown.

Cough :: Guidelines for parents when treating children with cough & cold medicines

Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association of Canada – NDMAC and its member companies are committed to working with Health Canada toward to ensure the safety and efficacy of cough and cold medicines for children. NDMAC understands that Canadian parents may be concerned about how they should proceed when their children suffer from the symptoms of coughs and colds.

Chocolate :: Vintage Chocolates recalling Soy Milk Chocolate Bars

Vintage Chocolates Inc. of Elizabeth, New Jersey is recalling 4,455 bars of soy milk chocolate, because it may contains undeclared traces of milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this soy milk chocolate bar.

HIV :: Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise names Alan Bernstein as Inaugural Executive Director

At the Keystone Symposium in Cape Town, the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise announced the appointment of its first executive director and the opening of a new secretariat in New York City. Dr. Alan Bernstein, founding president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, will lead the international alliance of researchers, funders and advocates dedicated to speeding the search for an HIV vaccine.

HIV :: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, October 15, 2007

October 15, 2007, marks the fifth annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. On this day, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) pledges to continue working toward reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community in the United States.

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