Apr/May 2011

House Call

Pediatric Allergies Q & A -Stuffy Nose, Bed Bugs Bite,

What's a neti pot? Is it effective treatment for allergic symptoms? A neti pot is one of several similar devices that are used to flush the nose and sinuses with salt water. Nasal irrigation can be a very effective treatment for the uncomfortable symptoms associated with seasonal allergies and hay fever, such as excessive mucous, sinus congestion, popping or plugging of the ears and the post-nasal drainage which can lead to sore throat and cough.   More...

Research Roundup: Dirty Air, Working on Wheat, Asthma and More!

Reports that air pollution may contribute to the earlier onset of type 1 diabetes led researchers at Northern Ontario School of Medicine to look into the possible link. The Canadian team studied the effects of two sources of particulate air pollution—urban air and diesel exhaust—in mice susceptible to type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune condition.   More...