Alternative to allergy shots is in the works
A new alternative to allergy shots, studied by doctors at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, could become available soon to allergy sufferers. Patients can take under-the-tongue tablets at home as they would with any kind of medication, eliminating the need for months of weekly visits to the doctor's office for injections. It's an exciting development because allergies affect so many people, Dr. David Skoner told WTAE-TV. A Phase III clinical trial, the results of which were presented at the recent 2013 meeting of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, found that drops are safe and effective for people suffering from ragweed allergies. Approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the next step.
New York Daily News: Pittsburgh boy, 12, burns cross into hisÂ back, badly injured in 'salt-and-ice' challenge
Saturday, June 30th, 2012
A Pittsburgh boy has learned the hard way that a challenge sweeping the Internet is risky business.
The 12-year-old sustained second-degree burns recently after his twin brother and a friend, on a dare, put salt in the form of a cross on his back and pressed ice on top of it. The boys were taking part in a "salt-and-ice challenge," a phenomenon they reportedly learned about watching YouTube.
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