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Natasha’s Law

Natasha’s Law

An allergic reaction happens the moment your immune system interacts with a foreign substance that it believes is harmful to your body. The foreign substances that activate this molecular response are known as allergens – and the response triggered is a release of...

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Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Seasonal flu affects a huge number of people all around the world. Learn more about what causes it and which seasonal flu vaccine is best for this year.

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Pollen Allergy Symptoms

Pollen Allergy Symptoms

The warmer months and seasons of the year come with the much-needed sunlight and outdoor activities, but they also present a new problem: pollen allergy or allergic rhinitis. So, even though spending time outside in the sun may seem incredible, this may affect those...

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What is Dry Blood Spot Testing?

What is Dry Blood Spot Testing?

Dry blood spot or DBS testing provides an easy and efficient way to collect and analyse blood samples. These samples can be taken with at-home kits, which are then shipped to our labs. These include a lancet to administer the blood prick and blood spot cards to...

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Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, known as hay fever, results from outdoor and indoor allergens. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, however, is a result of pollen from weeds, trees, and grass affecting one's immune system, even though these substances are usually harmless to other people....

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Perennial Vs. Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Perennial Vs. Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

When you're allergic to something like pollen, it gets into your nose, irritating it; this causes symptoms like sneezing (among others) which, when grouped, are referred to as allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is characterised by inflammation inside your nose...

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At-Home Seasonal Allergy Test

At-Home Seasonal Allergy Test

When your immune system reacts to something that doesn't bother most of the population at a specific time of the year, you must suffer from seasonal allergies. People with seasonal allergies (allergic rhinitis) always react to pollen. So, one can react to a specific...

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Prostate Health Test

Prostate Health Test

The prostate is a rubbery gland located deep inside the groin between the base of the penis and the rectum. It's almost the size of a ping-pong ball. The prostate is necessary for reproduction since it supplies part of the seminal fluid mixing it with the sperm from...

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Can Seasonal Allergies Cause Eczema?

Can Seasonal Allergies Cause Eczema?

Eczema, commonly known as atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition that's not contagious, and severe itching, scaly rashes, oozing, and redness characterise it. These symptoms can not only be painful but also cause blisters and changes in skin colour....

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