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. Read More >>

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Lactards Can Have Dairy With the Help of a Few Little Pills

Feel like crap after that Ben and Jerry's? Or constantly feel like you shouldn't have had that latte? You're not alone. Up to 75 per cent of the world's population is in some way intolerant to dairy products, leading to somewhat undesirable reactions involving your gut or even skin. Read More >>

You Might Literally Be Allergic To BlackBerry Phones

As if RIM wasn't already having enough trouble struggling for relevance with BlackBerry phones, there's yet another thing about the handsets that makes them a bit less appealing compared to iPhones and Android devices: you could actually be allergic to a BlackBerry, in the most literal sense. Read More >>

Allergies Could Have Evolved to Protect Us

Summer's virtually here, which means soon many of us will be incapacitated through sneezes, coughs, and itchy eyes. While allergies are a pain in the ass, they may not be the misguided immune responses many scientists have believed them to be. In fact, a new theory is emerging which suggests that they may have evolved to protect us. Read More >>

The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives

There are no hospitals in space. The closest A&E is back on Earth, and astronauts can't exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin' by? Read More >>


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