2 factors will determine need for COVID-19 boosters, Fauci says

U.S. health officials are watching two key factors to determine if and when Americans will need COVID-19 vaccine boosters, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a June 17 White House briefing. The first factor is vaccine durability, or the length of...
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I Had an Asthma Attack in My 20s, the Worst One in Years

Asthma is often thought of as a childhood disease, but while some people do seem to grow out of the respiratory condition, many others continue to experience asthma symptoms in adulthood, including about 20 million adults in the United States, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Asthma symptoms can change with age, and adults may need different treatments. One such asthma patient is Mandy Herbet, an editor and mother in Melbourne, Australia. Here, she shares how her asthma has changed since she was a kid and how she's learned to live with her asthma as an adult.
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FDA Approves New OTC Nasal Spray for Allergy Relief

Astepro Allergy is the first steroid-free antihistamine of its kind to be available without a prescription. Officials with the FDA have approved azelastine hydrochloride 0.15% (Astepro Allergy; Bayer) as an OTC product for the temporary relief of nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose associated with upper respiratory allergies such as hay fever. According to Bayer, the approval is the FDA’s first for a steroid-free, antihistamine nasal spray for allergies available OTC in the United States.
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Delta Coronavirus Variant Appears in Sri Lanka

The Delta variant of the coronavirus, first detected in India, has been detected in neighboring Sri Lanka. “It is the worst we could have imaged at such a time,” Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, director of the Allergy, Immunity and Cell Biology Unit at the Sri Jayewardenepura University, told The Hindu newspaper. “We are already dealing with a spike in cases with the Alpha variant. Delta poses a greater risk because our vaccine coverage is low, and among those who are vaccinated a majority have got only one dose.”
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When a Cough Won’t Go Away

It may start with a tickly feeling at the back of the throat, which can be triggered by breathing something into the airways, like dust or secondhand smoke, which can bring about a strong urge to cough. This is the body’s cough reflex, which protects the airways when they are...

Use your fresh fruit to the fullest with these 13 unique recipes

Use your fresh fruit to the fullest with these 13 unique recipes. It’s the time of year when everything bursts into bloom (sorry, seasonal allergy sufferers), and that includes fresh produce of all kinds. Peak-season fruit is delicious enough to be eaten on its own, of course, but we have a trove of recipes that take a commonly available fruit and transform it into something entirely unexpected. This season, why not try eating your favorite fruits pickled, or dusted with spices, or layered into a trifle? Read on for some of The Takeout’s best and most inventive fruit recipes. Note to desktop users: If you’d like to view this story in a scrolling layout, you can narrow your browser window. You can also click “List Slides” at any time to see the full list and navigate to particular recipes.

What to Expect While Waiting for the Second Dose

Most of the COVID-19 vaccines approved in Europe are given in two doses. What happens between the first and the second puncture?. Hours after receiving the first dose, some of the most common symptoms that may appear, according to the Pfizer vaccine datasheets – BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford – AstraZeneca, are:
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Why Your Allergies Are So Bad Right Now, And What You Can Do About It

Itchy, watery eyes. A runny nose. Pounding headaches. These and other frustrating ailments that come along with seasonal allergies are at an all-time high this year. If your sinuses haven’t alerted you, then maybe the internet has. Nearly every day since April, you can find a plethora of memes and gags about how allergies this year are wreaking havoc on people’s day-to-days, fighting for their lives, even, now more than ever.
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Pfizer studying vaccinated people who get infected for insights on boosters

Pfizer is studying the rare cases in which vaccinated people have gotten infected with the coronavirus in order to determine when booster shots might be needed. “We will be looking at real world data to help us understand when we might see a change in vaccine effectiveness,” David Swerdlow, clinical epidemiology lead for Pfizer Vaccines, said on Monday at the Precision Medicine World Conference, Bloomberg Law reported.
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7 Best Hypoallergenic Pillows for People With Allergies

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication. Hypoallergenic pillows for allergy sufferers. Some people can’t imagine inviting a pet...
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40 Food Allergy Bloggers Worth Following

We’re sending some special teal love and sharing some of our favorite food allergy recipe bloggers. See our favorite 40 bloggers and our favorite recipes, from eggless cheesecake to a dairy-free version of the famous Levain Chocolate Chip Cookie. 1. Mommy’s Home Cooking. Favorite Recipe: Best Eggless Cheesecake. Recipes Always...
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Billions for Antivirals

The US is investing billions of dollars into antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports. The $3.2 billion in funding for the new Antiviral Program for Pandemics comes from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and could expedite ongoing studies, NBC News adds. The hope, the Journal says, is to develop a Tamiflu-like pill people can take at any initial signs of COVID-19.
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FDA Approves a Nasal Antihistamine for Nonprescription Use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a nasal antihistamine for nonprescription use through a process called a partial prescription to nonprescription switch. The FDA approved Astepro (azelastine hydrochloride nasal spray, 0.15%) for seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis—commonly known as allergies—for adults and children six years of age and older.

Bone Shards: Death for Death

One of the best black commons in Modern Horizons 2 is Bone Shards. Yet despite its power, I’ve still heard players undervaluing it, not realizing its low (and often beneficial) cost. If you’ve been playing for a while, it’s obvious why Bone Shards looks bad: we’ve seen cards like this for years and they generally performed poorly. Its name and effect are so similar to Bone Splinters that it’s easy to overlook just how powerful Bone Shards is.