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Category list : Allergy

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  • Telephone

    'It’s unusual using a phone to talk to patients when you are used to bedside care'Subscription

    Opinion27 January, 2011

    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.

  • mother and child

    Antibiotics effective against acute otitis mediaSubscription

    News17 January, 2011

    A 10-day course of co-amoxiclav has been shown to reduce persistent symptoms of acute otitis media in young children, according to research.

  • breastfeeding baby

    Leaders refute breastfeeding claimsSubscription

    News14 January, 2011

    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.

  • bowl of peanuts

    Peanut allergies misdiagnosed in most childrenSubscription

    News8 January, 2011

    The majority of children diagnosed by skin prick tests as having a sensitisation to peanuts are not allergic to them, according to research.

  • 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.