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Category list : Allergy

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  • woman with her hands resting on her stomach

    Irritable bowel symptoms eased by antibioticSubscription

    News6 January, 2011

    Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms can subside in patients who take a two-week course of antibiotics, a research study has revealed.

  • child using an inhaler

    Early flu linked to asthma protectionSubscription

    News14 December, 2010

    Early infections may “prime” a child’s immune system and help prevent allergies and conditions like asthma, research by US and Japanese experts found.

  • Child in a field of flowers

    Oral allergy medication 'is effective' Subscription

    News11 December, 2010

    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.

    Are allergies linked to birth date?

    NHS Choices26 October, 2010

    “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.

  • Children born in April and May group are three times more likely to be sensitive to milk

    Allergies 'linked to birth date'Subscription

    News21 October, 2010

    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

    Shortage of allergy specialists puts children at risk of misdiagnosisSubscription

    News16 August, 2010

    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.

  • New guidance for allergy testing

    New guidance for allergy testingSubscription

    News15 August, 2010

    NICE has published draft guidance on diagnosing and assessing food allergies in children and young people.

  • Of all children under the age of three in Europe and north America, between 6% and 8% of them have some kind of food allergy.

    Child food allergy cases up 500%Subscription

    News11 August, 2010

    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 allergy specialists required as demand rises

    More allergy specialists required as demand risesSubscription

    News29 June, 2010

    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.

  • Students who have allergic rhinitis symptoms on an exam day are 40 per cent more likely to drop a grade in their GCSE exams than other students, but this rises to 70 per cent if they are taking sedating anti-histamines, according to UK research.

    Allergic rhinitis may affect exam resultsSubscription

    News13 June, 2010

    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.