May 3, 2014 |
It's getting hard out here for a comedian. Just ask Tracy Morgan. "People are ultrasensitive now," he says on the phone from Vegas, where he's making a stop on his Turn It Funny stand-up tour. "It seems like you can't say anything about anyone. "Everyone has an opinion. People comment. That's social media," he says, hacking repeatedly. He took his hay fever with him on the plane from Jersey. Morgan is more vulnerable to getting caught on tape than most. It's not that the Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock veteran doesn't have a filter.
June 6, 2013
DURING my morning commute on SEPTA, I overheard several people discussing how their allergies have never been worse than they are this week. I can personally attest to that, as my own allergies flare daily. While this may seem like a normal spike in pollen we see this time of year, several studies have found that global warming is responsible for the increases in pollen and air pollution that are causing us all to suffer. The warmer temperatures and higher CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere allow plants to pollinate sooner and to pollinate for longer periods of time.
May 3, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a government survey found. Experts are not sure what is behind the increase. Could it be that children are growing up in households so clean that it leaves them more sensitive to things that can trigger allergies? Or are mom and dad paying closer attention? "We don't really have the answer," said Lara Akinbami of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the senior author of the report released Thursday.
June 20, 2011 |
CHICAGO - Food allergies affect about one in 13 U.S. children, double the latest government estimate, a new study suggests. The researchers say about 40 percent of them have severe reactions - a finding they hope will erase misconceptions that food allergies are just like hay fever and other seasonal allergies that are troublesome but not dangerous. Overall, 8 percent of the children studied had food allergies; peanuts and milk were the most common sources. That translates to nearly 6 million U.S. children.
April 20, 2009 |
In Noel Coward's play Hay Fever, it's all in the delivery. It has to be, because the 1925 play, which seized 'em with laughter in London, has never been that funny over here, where it's been on Broadway four times - fast wearing out its welcome in each staging. Being welcome is what Hay Fever's all about, in a simple plot you could call a precursor to TV situation comedy. Each of four family members has invited a guest to a classy summer home (a walloping set by David Russell, complete with rain)
May 10, 2003 |
To the relief of fans around the world, the Blogger of Baghdad resurfaced this week. Many had feared for the safety of the popular Web diarist Salam Pax after his blog, or Web log, went dark March 24 - just as his colorful and verbose accounts of life on the edge of war were gaining him notice. As it happens, Pax is not only well but as breezy, acerbic and irreverent as ever, whether reporting on the "surreal" sight of "three tanks parked in front of an ice cream shop" or his hay fever - "The sexual life of palm trees makes me weep.
July 17, 1999 |
Rodney Pampling's dream of winning a British Open ended in gruesome style. The first-round leader shot an 86 yesterday and missed the cut. "I'm not happy, but it was a great experience for me," said Pampling, 30, an Australian. "I learned a lot - not to hit the ball in the rough. It's pretty basic, isn't it? But it's a big lesson to learn. I led the tournament. I've always got that to look back on. " Gesundheit. Jesper Parnevik very nearly walked off the course and pulled out of the tournament yesterday.
November 9, 1998 |
Over-the-counter allergy medicines may be cheap and convenient for hay-fever sufferers, but they have a downside, too. New guidelines released today by a task force of the nation's leading allergy specialists say the new generation of prescription antihistamine drugs has fewer side effects than many older but commonly used medicines such as Actifed, Benadryl, Tavist, Chlor-Trimeton, Dimetapp and Drixoral. The guidelines point to studies showing that the older drugs can impair driving and job performance, and diminish school results for children.
May 14, 1997 |
Paul DiLorenzo has lived with it for 26 years, and this, he says, is as bad as it gets. "It's one of the worst years I remember," said DiLorenzo, 61, retired Philadelphia police officer and active hay-fever sufferer. He is familiar with the drill - sneezing, sore throat, sneezing, itching eyes, sneezing, congestion, more sneezing - but this year he has added something new. "The sneezing's actually made my chest sore," he said. Since Monday, experts say, the air has been stuffed with tree and grass pollen and mold spores, in part due to nature's great annual love frenzy.
February 7, 1995 |
We have one home, the first, and leave that one. The having and leaving go on together . . . I wrote these lines nearly 40 years ago, in a poem for the bicentennial of the founding of my home town of Shillington, Pa., near Reading. I was already, in 1958, a resident of Massachusetts, north of Boston, and there I still reside. I had come to New England as a college student, and after a few years in old England and New York City, I returned, with my young family, as an experiment.