A study shows that oral immunotherapy is safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergy when offered as routine treatment in a hospital or clinic.
Avoidance is not the only option for very young children with peanut allergies.
Millions of Americans suffer from food allergies.
There has been a dramatic rise in life-threatening food allergies in the last few decades. Antibiotics, poor diet and C-sections have all been implicated. Now new evidence points to gut microbes.
Infant formula manufacturers have been funding the development of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of cows’ milk allergy in infants.
New research shows a six-fold increase in sales of infant formula prescribed for babies with cows' milk protein allergy in the UK, despite no evidence of an increase in the incidence of the allergy.
Don't try this at home, kids.
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.
Methylprednisolone, the corticosteroid that’s used to treat serious asthma attacks, works by reducing inflammation.
A trial of methylprednisolone in kidney patients was halted recently because of safety concerns. But this doesn't affect people taking the drug for asthma, arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.
There are downsides to clean hands.
Food poisoning or allergies – which to go for.
Hay fever and asthma are allergic conditions that inflame the lung and nose.
Allergens that trigger hay fever can also trigger asthma attacks in people with allergic asthma.
Up to one in ten infants have a proven food allergy.
New research published today shows the early introduction of egg (from four to six months) and peanuts (from four to 11 months) is linked to lower rates of egg and peanut allergy.
The way our body's immune system responds to allergens is very similar to the way it responds to parasitic worm infections – and some scientists have a theory for why.
Not quite true.
Severe allergies are on the rise – could our diet be to blame?
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of infections in early life.
A Harvard University researcher last week suggested western women stop breastfeeding after a couple of months to reduce the risk of passing potentially harmful toxins on to infants via breast milk.
Asthma rates in the UK look to be falling.
There have long been two schools of thought on what causes allergies. New stats are much more helpful to one than the other.
Making scents of it.
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