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Blood test predicts newborn's allergy risk

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A simple blood test can predict whether newborn babies are at risk of developing allergies when they are older, according to Australian researchers.

The test has been produced following research carried out by the University of Adelaide.

It measures a protein in the immune cells of newborn babies and has been found to be a more effective test than previous measurements of the allergy-inducing antibody IgE, or studying the baby’s family clinical history.

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