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Today I heard an ad on the radio talking about needing people to test out a vaccine to help with ragweed allergy. It really made me wonder if researchers sit around with a long list of things people might spend money to vaccinate against. Allergies now? wow.
 

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That has to be one of the lamest things I've ever heard. Wow. How about finding cures for cancer, AIDS, etc.? Things people die from, not freaking allergies!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That has to be one of the lamest things I've ever heard. Wow. How about finding cures for cancer, AIDS, etc.? Things people die from, not freaking allergies!!</div>
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People die from some allergies--peanuts is the big one, I knew someone who was severely allergic to fish, to the point where it could be fatal. But ragweed doesn't usually provoke much more than swollen eyes and sneezing fits. I'll admit, sometimes when I sneeze I wonder if I'm going to blow my head off<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/sneeze.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sneeze">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Today I heard an ad on the radio talking about needing people to test out a vaccine to help with ragweed allergy. It really made me wonder if researchers sit around with a long list of things people might spend money to vaccinate against.</div>
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Yes, they do. They cannot all work on AIDS or cancer research. Many people are interested in vaccines for allergies as they are potentially less problematic than allergy medications and allergy shots. Just because you all don't agree with this does not mean others would not find this useful. For some, ragweed and other allergies can make their lives miserable and even cause life-threatening asthma.<br><br>
Here is some information about it.<br><br><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000406091203.htm" target="_blank">http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0406091203.htm</a><br><a href="http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hmn/F04/medical.cfm#7" target="_blank">http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hmn/F04/medical.cfm#7</a>
 
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