Hayfever rates have soared to record levels and are only going to get worse in the coming years, sufferers were warned last night. As the nation braces itself for one of the most severe summers in recent years, charity Allergy UK said almost a third of the population are now victims. Full story >>
Hayfever (also hay fever) is a medical condition caused by pollen (=powder produced by flowers) that affects your nose and eyes as if you had a bad cold. • An estimated 90% of hay fever sufferers are allergic to grass pollen.