More people are drinking unpasteurised milk but what does the evidence say?
Spring has sprung, which means it’s hay fever season.
If you get hay fever, minimising your exposure to grass pollen is likely to be useful. Fortunately, it's becoming easier to keep track of the pollen count. But what do you do when it's high?
It comes down to the persistence of symptoms.
One in ten Australian kids get hay fever but it can be difficult to differentiate it from the common cold.
Climate change has caused pollen seasons to start sooner and last longer.
Allergic reactions to pollen may occur at different times of the year and for prolonged periods, and this will worsen with climate change.
Kids may need more exposure to dirt and microbes than previously thought.
Can your kids be too clean? Increases in allergies suggest so. But how much dirt is too much? A pediatric allergist explains the fascinating reasons the immune system needs dirt for training.
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Avoiding certain foods risks malnutrition.
Pollen counts focus on the amount of grains in the air, but it could be the species that are more important.
A girl in a field of flowers.
Pollen is ancient, but in recent times, it's getting worse. An allergist offers ways to manage the suffering and enjoy the spring.
Shrimp cocktail: Tasty to some, potentially deadly for others.
Alongside with milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soybeans and fish, shellfish are one of the eight allergens that account for 90% of food-related allergic reactions. What if a vaccine could exist?
Who has a stronger immune system?
Women are more prone to immune-related diseases like allergies and irritable bowel syndrome. But this may be due to the fact that they have super-strong immune systems.
A worrying lack of open-minded research means we do not know exactly why food allergy is on the rise.
Both make you sneeze and give you a runny nose.
You can tell the difference by the colour of your snot.
Don't try this at home, kids.
Unlocking the genetic code of certain grasses could help allergy sufferers.
Media reports have linked baby wipes to childhood allergies but there is no cause for concern.
Reports that a study found baby wipes to be a contributor to childhood allergies were plain wrong. The study didn't test baby wipes, and was done in mice.
Hay fever sufferers should have access to an asthma puffer every spring, even if they’ve never had asthma symptoms.
What you should be doing this thunderstorm asthma season.
Cow’s milk … blamed for autism.
We need to stop playing the blame game.
Allergies may be in the genes that are passed down from parents to children.
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Younus, age 9, wants to know how people become allergic to food.
Women’s immune systems mount a significantly stronger response against invaders.
Women have evolved to have stronger immunity than men. But this comes with downsides -
women are more likely to have autoimmune diseases due to their "reactive" immune systems.
According to a new study, the environment, especially traffic-air pollutants, can impact our genes and increase allergy risks prior to birth.