Perilous Peanuts

Peanuts with shell

Is the cure for peanut allergies … MORE peanuts? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all know the rules: don’t bring peanuts to the potluck! Allergic reactions are no joke: we’re talking hives, swelling, trouble BREATHING. Can we prevent this nutty nastiness? Lianne Soller

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Allergy Prevention

Peanuts with shell

  “If you give a mouse a cookie…” leave out the peanuts! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. One in thirteen kids has a serious food allergy in the US. Allergic reactions can cause swelling in the throat, preventing a person from breathing. Epi-pens stop

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Kitty Antidote

What goes meow AND achoo? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying allergic cat owners! We LOVE our cuddly feline friends. Yes we do! But what if your HUMAN lover is allergic? Is there a better solution than buying Benadryl by the case? Ebenezer Satyaraj

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No More Wheezing

Hey, tired new parents! Got an infant who wheezes her way through the night? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Get a dog! Saying, at least that’s according to a study by the University of Cincinnati’s Paloma Campo. Campo tested air quality in the

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Bad Vibrations

You’ve heard of good good good vibrations. What about bad bad bad vibrations? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, talking about an icky allergic disorder. It’s called vibratory urticaria. And people who have it aren’t singing a happy tune. That’s because any vibration against their

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