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Paul Watson is a school nurse by day but a superhero to his family.
Bee sting anaphylaxis guidance updatedSubscription
Vaccines protecting against anaphylaxis will be administered by NHS nurses to people who suffer severe reactions to bee and wasp stings under new guidance.
“Mothers-to-be can reduce the chances of their babies developing food allergies by eating a diet rich in oily fish and nuts”, The Daily Telegraph has today claimed.
Tailored online support can help reduce feelings of isolation among teenagers with asthma and allergies, according to a Canadian study in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
BBC News has reported that scientists have “stumbled on a potential new treatment for delayed asthma attacks”.
Childhood asthma linked to small foetus sizeSubscription
Asthma is more likely to develop in children who were smaller than the average foetus size during the tenth week of their mother’s pregnancy, new research suggests.
Commonly used drugs, including some antihistamines, painkillers, blood thinners and eye drops for glaucoma, have been linked to an increased risk of mental decline and death.
Smoking during pregnancy reduces the child’s protection against heart disease, a study has found.
“Having a pet in the house during the first year of a child’s life could halve the risk of them becoming allergic to the animals, a study suggests,” reported the Daily Mail.
Scientists have discovered a gene defect that “can triple the risk of a child developing an allergy to peanuts”, BBC News has reported.