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Noses Might Be Kids' Secret Weapon Against COVID

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- This discovery is nothing to sniff at.

The linings of kids' noses are better able than those of adults to guard against SARS-CoV-2 infection, Australian researchers report.

“Children have a lower COVID-19 infection rate and milder symptoms than adults, but the reasons for this have been unknown,” said study co-author Kirsty Short, of the University of Queensland. “We’ve shown the lining of children’s noses has a more pro-inflammatory response to the ancestral SARS-CoV-2 than adult noses.”

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What Are Seasonal Allergies?

More than 67 million americans suffer from allergy symptoms, including hay fever. But, what is an allergy? What is an allergic reaction? What are common allergy symptoms? What allergy treatments are available?

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What is Pollen?

Pollen is one of the most common allergens in the United States. Pollen is an airborne allergen, which is picked up and carried by the wind. Various trees, grasses and weeds create pollen, which can cause hay fever, irritate your eyes and skin.

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