Category list : Allergy
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Child food allergy cases up 500%Subscription
The number of cases of children being admitted to hospital because they are allergic to something they ate has increased by 500% in 20 years, according to the NICE.
More specialist nurses are needed, along with more training for primary care staff, to treat the growing number of patients with allergies, two royal colleges have warned.
Allergic rhinitis may affect exam resultsSubscription
Students who have allergic rhinitis symptoms on an exam day are 40% more likely to drop a grade in their GCSE exams than other students, but this rises to 70% if they are taking sedating anti-histamines, according to UK research.
Blood test predicts newborn's allergy riskSubscription
A simple blood test can predict whether newborn babies are at risk of developing allergies when they are older, according to Australian researchers.
Allergies may worsen with climate changeSubscription
Climate change could make allergy season worse for sufferers, a study has found.
Even though allergy affects one third of the UK population, NHS allergy care is suboptimal. Treatment guidelines can help staff to make changes to their practice
GPs rate allergy services as poorSubscription
A survey of GPs has found that many are unimpressed with the quality of allergy services.
“Doctors in Cambridge believe they may soon have a cure for peanut allergies,” BBC News reported. It said the researchers believe a treatment could be available in two to three years.
'Life changing' peanut allergy treament trialledSubscription
British trials of a potential cure for peanut allergies have been announced.
A new NHS funded allergy clinic in North West London has proved to be a successful model for the care of people with allergic disease.