Hay fever boom hits 20 million

MORE than 20 million Britons face hay fever hell after research identified a boom in pollen generated by grass. Health and weather experts have warned that victims will suffer heightened symptoms including running eyes, sneezing and respiratory problems.
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HOW TO get rid of hay fever: With the pollen count being at a 12-year high this week, hay fever sufferers have been desperate to find a remedy for a runny nose and itchy eyes. While anti-histamine tablets and nasal sprays are the most popular forms of treatment, some experts believe taking supplements are the answer. But which ones are best at keeping symptoms at bay and why?
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Airborne pollen could reach the highest levels seen for 12 years,  the Met Office has warned.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion These results strongly suggest that epimagnolin A affects the transport activity of ABCB1 as a substrate. Graphical abstract
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Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, EarlyView.
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Obsessive hygiene, antibiotics and car exhausts are blamed for hay fever now affecting 20% of Britain ’s populationThis has been the worst month for hay fever for 12 years. Grasses had perfect growing conditions over late April and in May with warm sunshine and showers. That was followed in June by hot dry conditions when the grass flowers matured and shed clouds of pollen on light breezes and up people ’s noses.The strange thing is that hay fever was incredibly rare when it was first reported by John Bostoc, a London doctor, nearly 200 years ago. Yet in those days far more people lived and worked in the countr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Hay fever Allergies Plants Air pollution Greenhouse gas emissions Environment Science UK news Source Type: news
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Sufferers are being told to prepare this week for the highest pollen count in over a decade. So what ’s the best way to get rid of itchy eyes and a runny nose?
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Conclusions: Overall, the blood and nasal lavage samples showed vastly distinct gene expression profiles and functional gene pathways which reflect their anatomical and functional origins. Evaluating immune gene expression of the nasal mucosa in addition to blood samples may be beneficial in understanding AR pathophysiology and response to allergen challenge.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
It has been demonstrated previously that induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have immunosuppressive effects on activated T cells. However, the effects of iPSC-MSCs on qui...
Source: Stem Cell Research and Therapy - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
International Forum of Allergy&Rhinology, EarlyView.
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
The socio-economic burden of allergic respiratory conditions on continental Europe is even higher than that of mainstream diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as allergic rhinitis alone accou...
Source: Clinical and Molecular Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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