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Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is believed to be an example of a nocebo. A nocebo is a reverse placebo - one's negative expectations cause harm. EMF exposure hasn't been able to cause symptoms in blind studies. it has proved difficult to show under blind conditions that exposure to EMF can trigger these symptoms. This suggests that “electromagnetic ...


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Where you have a number of studies with conflicting results, it is time for a meta-analysis, which carefully combines a number of studies, to get a more statistically powerful sample. This study was cited by a meta-analysis: G. James Rubin, Jayati Das Munshi and Simon Wessely, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: A Systematic Review of Provocation Studies ...


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Yes there are people that believe they have the problem but it does not come from physical exposure from electric fields. It is usually classified as Psychogenic pain, also called psychalgia and can be treated with Cognitive behavioral therapy (ref) caused by a nocebo : The thesis examines various aspects of "electricity hypersensitivity" (EH)....


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Evidence: Certain food-derived excipients contain food proteins either intentionally or unintentionally as contaminants. Virtually all food allergens that generate IgE-mediated responses are proteins. In some cases the food excipients in medications are in fact proteins and thus capable of being allergenic. The amount and nature of (eg, how thoroughly ...


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Yes, there is a University of Melbourne study! Breast-feeding and atopic disease: A cohort study from childhood to middle age, Melanie Claire Matheson, Bircan Erbas, Aindralal Balasuriya, Mark Andrew Jenkins, Cathryn Leisa Wharton, Mimi Lai-Kuan Tang, Michael John Abramson, Eugene Haydn Walters, John Llewelyn Hopper, Shyamali Chandrika Dharmage, The ...


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Here's an article from the EPA about residential air purifiers. They advise as first steps to avoid/remove sources of indoor air pollution and to improve ventilation with clean outdoor air. Once the limits of these techniques are reached, they advise that air purifiers may be useful, in certain circumstances. A telling quote: How effectively air-cleaning ...


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The evidence is somewhat mixed. Maybe. In summary, there is conflicting evidence. None of the evidence here is particularly strong. I conclude that cat exposure is neither associated with a strong benefits nor detriments, or we might expect to see more consistent results. None of these studies are sufficient to show causality - merely suggestive correlation....


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If you follow this and other similar mattress marketing back, it leads to a product called Purotex made by Bekaert Textiles. They have a promotional leaflet which has clearly been supervised by lawyers checking against laws which restrict health claims. The leaflet says: Probiotic bacteria and textile products containing probiotic bacteria are not ...


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It's basically false. The smell of peanut butter is caused by pyrizines, which are not proteins. It is the proteins that trigger allergic reactions. So the smell of peanut butter sandwich from the next table should not cause an allergic reaction. BUT people can have reactions when they inhale food proteins that they are allergic to. This can be ...


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Delayed Food Allergy "Delayed Food Allergy" does seem to be known to medical science Treatment of delayed food allergy based on specific immunoglobulin G RAST testing. This preliminary, descriptive study after extensive clinical experience demonstrates specific IgG food RASTs done in 114 consecutive patients with strong positive histories for delayed ...


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The NHS website says You can eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, such as peanut butter, during pregnancy, unless you're allergic to them or a health professional advises you not to. You may have heard peanuts should be avoided during pregnancy. This is because the government previously advised women to avoid eating peanuts if there was a history ...


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Plastic straws I can't find any evidence that plastic straws can trigger an allergy. Plastic straws are very popular, so this might say something. Or it may not. Metal straws Depending on the metal, these can trigger a nickel allergy, which is a pretty common allergy (though people vary in sensitivity). Healthline explicitly mentions "stainless steel ...


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In short: There is no evidence to claim that high intake of refined (or other) sugars impairs the digestion of proteins, but may stimulate inflammation via other mechanisms. The most commonly used refined (added) sugars (glucose or dextrose, fructose, HFCS, invert sugar, corn syrup) are monosaccharides, which do not need to be digested, so they do not ...


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There are at least two peer-reviewed studies published by the same research group (Ozturk et al. 2013, Comert et al. 2016) that investigate whether wearing sunglasses reduces the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (which includes hay fever). Both studies compare two groups of participants across a treatment period of several weeks. In each study, one group ...


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Disclaimer: The allergic response is a very complicated medical topic that is still not well understood, and I am no medical professional, so I suggest that all readers follow up in a more medically adept venue. However, I am confident in at least the basic understand of this answer. Yes, sensitization can occur without elicitation and in lesser allergen ...


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Yes, the Institute of Medicine (now known as the Health and Medicine Division of the National Acadamies) stated in 2011 that food proteins in vaccines such as ovalbumin (chicken egg), casamino acids (cow's milk derived) do cause food allergies. Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality, p. 65 (pdf p. 94): Adverse events on our list thought to ...


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Using these updated parameters we found that the body burden of aluminum from vaccines and diet throughout an infant's first year of life is significantly less than the corresponding safe body burden of aluminum modeled using the regulatory MRL. We conclude that episodic exposures to vaccines that contain aluminum adjuvant continue to be extremely low risk ...


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