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Old 09-16-2006, 04:17 PM
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id love one of those.
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:17 PM
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Default A Vaccine Against Alergies! Woo Hoo!

r u serious???!!!??? perhaps there is still hope of me breathing again! lol...
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:18 PM
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yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:19 PM
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HURAY!!! i hope it comes out, but 4 now, i am stuck with the pills... which are so small i don't need water to tak eit down

i'm a big boy now...
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:11 PM
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If you were talking to me then yes I was serious. I read about some research involving use of safe intestinal worms for the prevention of allergies. Allergies are caused by the human immune system attacking an allergen when it really should not. A current hypothesis is that since that immune response is the same as the one the body mounts against parasitic infections and the fact that people are living cleaner lives and therefore not exposed to said parasites that that is the cause of the improper response. If this is the case then it would stand to reason that ingesting parasites could prevent the immune system from attacking the wrong thing because it would have the right thing to attack. At least one group is looking at using intestinal worms from pigs which do not actually infest humans but pass through, so the person would not get sick but the immune system would still have a chance to react to it.

Sorry to say I am not sure that this treatment would work for those who already have allergies, it might only work as a preventative measure. For those already with allergies their immune system already recognises the allergen improperly and it might not change that even if it does encounter the parasite. This is a new area of research though so perhaps it will work as a treatment as well, I think it has some serious potential and some of the preliminary studies are showing serious promise. Not sure if it has made it to human studies yet, it takes a lot of time and money to get to that point, especially given most people's reaction to the thought of them or their child being fed worms... If I knew it were safe I would allow my child in such a study, the potential benefit is great enough in my opinion, allergies can be annoying at best, deadly at worst.
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:15 PM
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yes, i agree, your married??? congrats!
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:41 PM
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yes, i agree, your married??? congrats!

Where in the world did that come from? I don't even date, no time for such things being a grad student! Thanks though...
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:42 PM
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Oh the child comment, I was refering to a hypothetical child not an actual child.
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:44 PM
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oh, lol, my bad...
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Old 09-17-2006, 12:28 AM
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ok.because im from neqw york.and they are weird.i understand you entirly...

Well, no. Because New York has a different vernacular (way of speaking which includes phrases and sayings) than states like Texas, Michigan, etc.

Do you call those long deli sandwiches "hoagies", "po'boys", or "subs"?

Do you "take" the train to work, or do you "ride" the train to work?

Do you drink "soda", "pop" "cola" or "coke"?
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