allergies

Honeywell's Bluetooth Air Purifier Knows When Your Allergies Are Bad

It’s allergy season every season for some people. Honeywell’s new Bluetooth-enabled Air Purifier talks uses your smartphone’s internet connection to monitor allergy reports and help you keep those sniffles under control.


Doctors Ease Peanut Allergies In Tiny Test You Shouldn't Try At Home

To a nut-allergic person, a peanut is a little grenade of discomfort and danger. So a small study published this week, showing that kids with severe peanut allergies can increase their tolerance through gradual exposure, is great news for allergic children and their caretakers. Just please, don’t try this technique at home.


Smartphone Analyser Spots Ingredients That Give You Allergies

Every meal can be a minefield when you suffer from severe food allergies. So researchers at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a sort of mine detector for food that’s able to analyse, detect and warn a user about food allergens before they dig in.


You Might Be Allergic To Your Canon Camera

Canon just released a statement saying the front rubber grips of some Canon EOS 650D DSLR cameras may cause an allergic reaction. The grips could also turn white after a short period of time, which combined with the possibility of allergies, is, uh, sort of a problem since you hold the thing to take pictures.


Allergies Could Have Evolved To Protect Us

Some people are incapacitated all year from sneezes, coughs and itchy eyes. While allergies are a pain in the arse, they may not be the misguided immune responses many scientists have believed them to be. In fact, a new theory suggests that they may have evolved to protect us.


Hypoallergenic Dogs Are Just A Myth

The next time you’re looking to get a dog, get any kind you want. Yep, any breed, size, fur, even if you have pet allergies. Wait, what? According to researchers, there’s no difference between a hypoallergenic dog and non-hypoallergenic dog.


7 Tools To Help You Conquer Your Allergies

This week’s toolkit is a personal one: allergies. I’ve had ‘em as long as I can remember and this year, they are TERRIBLE. I can barely function myself, sometimes, and figured these seven tools might help alleviate the suffering of others.


Man Sues Neighbour, Becomes Homeless Over Wi-Fi "Allergies"

I’ve heard of people making claims about “electromagnetic allergies”, but so far, no one has been able to prove that this is an actual, physical ailment. Still, Santa Fe resident Arthur Firstenberg was forced into homelessness by his neighbour’s gadgets.


Lifemax Sneezer Beam Annihilates Your Allergies With Light

You want to know what snake oil smells like? Take a whiff of the Lifemax Sneezer beam. Oh wait—you can’t because your nose is stuffed up. Well, I suggest taking some Allegra because I hardly think cramming two light beam rods up your nose that use “dual-wavelength phototherapy” will do much to relieve congestion, runny nose, watery eyes and headaches. Even if you are desperate and willing to try anything, the manufacturer claims that it takes three applications at three minutes a pop over the course of a month to generate improvement. Sounds like a waste of $US60 if you ask me. [Expertverdict via TRFJ via Ubergizmo]


Diseases Not Yet Associated with Mobile Phone Use

A British Association of Dermatologists’ study showed that the levels of nickel found in mobile phones can cause dermatological problems for many mobile phone users. As many as 33% of people are at least slightly allergic to nickel, and nearly half of the 22 phones tested had levels that could affect those poor souls. Luckily, the allergy causes friendly, non-fatal dermatitis: itchy skin and a mild rash, easily healed with a topical steroid cream. I feel like mobile phones get a bad rap, since even jewellery can cause the same reaction, so here’s an encouraging list of diseases you definitely won’t get from your phone.


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