Up to 35% of people misdiagnose themselves (or their children) with a food intolerance or allergy. It’s time to set the record straight.
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Reports of two UK health workers having allergic reactions after receiving Pfizer’s COVID vaccine have led to safety warnings for others at risk of anaphylaxis.
Recommendations suggest babies be introduced to food allergens around age six months.
Introducing food allergens early is the best way to prevent food allergies from developing. Even in a pandemic, the benefits outweigh the very small risk of a severe reaction requiring emergency care.
Evidence from a new study could help scientists develop drugs to neutralise the ‘allergic antibodies’ that cause anaphylaxis.
New research confirms the benefits, but few hospitals in the UK provide these services at present.
The humble peanut. Tasty for most, treacherous for some.
Dr Dwan Price
Peanut allergens have multiple allergenic traits that set them apart from other nuts.
There are still some serious issues around food labelling that must be addressed and enforcement is one of them.
With food allergies on the rise, it’s important to understand the role the skin plays in protecting or exposing us to reactions.
‘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.
Bees don’t attack unless they feel threatened.
While bee sting deaths are rare, bees cause more hospitalisations than any venomous creature.
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.