‘May contain traces of nuts’ labels aren’t always present in foods that could be cross contaminated.
A new study has found some foods may contain allergens even if there's no warning.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about why more children have food allergies today.
Parents are now advised to introduce foods like peanut and egg to infants before one year of age.
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.
Some foods may be easy enough to avoid but when products have a long list of ingredients it starts being tricky.
Why it's so difficult to detect allergens in food – and what to do about it.
Babies more likely to have allergies later were born with hyperactive immunity.
New research has found children who are born with overly active immune cells are more likely to develop allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat and other common foods.
Allergies are becoming more frequent in the western world.
Allergies are reactions caused by the immune system as it responds to environmental substances that are usually harmless. But we don't yet have a cure or the ability to prevent them from developing.
When we think of antibiotic overuse, we don't generally think of allergies. Research is beginning to suggest that maybe we should.
Avoiding peanuts is currently the only way to prevent allergic reactions.
Rates of food allergies have increased over recent decades and are at an all-time high. While we don’t know the full extent of the allergy epidemic, the rate of hospitalisation for food allergies has quadrupled…
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Allergic reactions to food have dramatically increased over the past 10 to 20 years.
Changing the bacteria in the gut could treat and prevent life-threatening allergies, according to research published in the…
The promising new therapy could free children and parents from the fear of severe allergic reactions to peanuts.
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Giving children and adolescents with peanut allergies small doses of the peanut protein and increasing it over time to build…