Based on past pollen counts and expected weather conditions, pollen levels for Thursday will be falling in the low range. This change results in part from falling temperatures, rising humidity, and heavy rains in the morning and evening which tend to wash pollen out of the air. This reduction in pollen levels should be a relief to allergy sufferers.
12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twelve states now have confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illnesses that may have sickened hundreds of children, U.S. health officials report.
Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Penns... Full Article »
Scientists postulate that the allergic response once served to protect our ancestors from potentially deadly parasites. This immune response somehow short-circuited, and now attacks even benign invaders such as pollen grains.