Allergy Research

Archive Report

Surge of Interest in Allergic Diseases

Identity With Glamor Field of Medical Research

Except for the common cold, allergic reactions are the commonest of all human ailments. Yet until recently this class of illness received little attention in popular tracts on health subjects, and medical research in this field attracted relatively little support. Allergies lacked the drama of the more deadly diseases1 such as cancer and heart trouble. Nor did they pull on the heartstrings with the pathos of diseases such as polio and multiple sclerosis. Nevertheless, allergic reactions cause serious burdens for many people, affecting in various degrees of severity as many as 35 million Americans.

Medical interest in allergic reactions is rising. New methods of dealing with symptoms are giving relief to sufferers and research ...

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