Everything you need to know about basophils
Posted on Tuesday January 15, 2019
Basophils are a type of white blood cell that plays a vital role in keeping the immune system functioning. Basophil tests can help doctors diagnose a range of health problems, including autoimmune conditions and allergies. Learn more about the function of basophils and what high and low levels mean in this article.
Raising histamine levels boosts long-term memory
Posted on Thursday January 10, 2019
According to a recent Japanese study, boosting histamine levels in the brain can significantly improve performance in long-term memory tests.
How common are food allergies, really?
Posted on Sunday January 06, 2019
Millions of adults in the United States believe that they have a food allergy, but new research suggests that only around half of them actually do.
What does my eosinophil count mean?
Posted on Monday December 03, 2018
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that help the body fight off infections. The test involves a doctor drawing blood. An eosinophil count may be either too high or too low, which may indicate an underlying condition, or it may be in the normal range. Learn more about eosinophil count here.
'Breakthrough' treatment for peanut allergy awaits FDA check
Posted on Monday November 19, 2018
Millions of people live with peanut allergy, for which there is currently no available treatment. Thanks to a new study, though, this may soon change.
What causes lightheadedness?
Posted on Friday November 16, 2018
People who experience lightheadedness feel dizzy or faint. This sensation is particularly common after standing up too quickly. Learn about the other possible causes and treatment options in this article.
What is the best remedy for sinus drainage?
Posted on Monday November 05, 2018
The sinuses drain down the back of the throat, and issues such as allergies, infections, and colds can make the process irritating or painful. Some home remedies include nasal irrigation and steam therapy. Learn more here.
How to manage a polyester allergy
Posted on Friday November 02, 2018
A person with a polyester allergy may experience irritation, redness, and other symptoms when their skin comes into direct contact with polyester. The best way to treat this allergy is to avoid all fabrics containing polyester. Learn more here.
What can cause red skin?
Posted on Tuesday October 30, 2018
Skin redness is often harmless, but can sometimes be a symptom of another condition. Possible causes of red skin include burns, infections, and allergic reactions. Learn more here.
What are the effects of black mold exposure?
Posted on Tuesday October 23, 2018
Black mold is a type of fungus that tends to thrive in damp areas. Long-term exposure to black mold may cause symptoms, particularly in people with asthma, respiratory allergies, or a weakened immune system. Learn more here.