Category list : Allergy
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NHS Direct saves the health service millions by reducing attendances at A&E and GP practices. We talk to Antonina Kimonge to find out what it takes to be the voice on the end of the line.
Antibiotics effective against acute otitis mediaSubscription
A 10-day course of co-amoxiclav has been shown to reduce persistent symptoms of acute otitis media in young children, according to research.
Leaders refute breastfeeding claimsSubscription
Health bosses have denied claims that babies should be introduced to solids before they are six-months-old, insisting breast milk provides all the required nutrients for babies up to this age.
Peanut allergies misdiagnosed in most childrenSubscription
The majority of children diagnosed by skin prick tests as having a sensitisation to peanuts are not allergic to them, according to research.
Irritable bowel symptoms eased by antibioticSubscription
Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms can subside in patients who take a two-week course of antibiotics, a research study has revealed.
Early flu linked to asthma protectionSubscription
Early infections may “prime” a child’s immune system and help prevent allergies and conditions like asthma, research by US and Japanese experts found.
Oral allergy medication 'is effective' Subscription
Immunotherapy given as pills or drops under the tongue is a safe and effective way to treat hayfever-like allergies caused by pollen and dust mites, according to a Cochrane systematic review.
“Autumn babies were three times as likely to have an allergy to milk and eggs as summer babies,” according to The Daily Telegraph. Researchers believe the variation is due to the foetus’s exposure to pollen at a critical time in pregnancy, it added.
Allergies 'linked to birth date'Subscription
A child’s chance of developing allergies could depend on the season in which they were conceived, according to a recent study.
Children suffering from food allergies are at risk of misdiagnosis due to a shortage of trained experts within the NHS, the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) has claimed.