New research carried out on animals is linking over-the-counter antihistamines, commonly taken for allergies, with impaired fertility in men.
Pregnant women who take fish oil supplements during the later stages of pregnancy and while breastfeeding may reduce the risk of childhood allergies, according to new research.
New research suggests that pregnant women might be able to protect their offspring from common food allergies by eating some specific trigger foods such as peanuts and eggs, especially if they go on to breastfeed.
Treating children and adults with peanut allergy using a skin patch has proved effective in preliminary trials, say doctors.
Schools in the UK are now permitted to keep spare auto-injectors to treat pupils who develop a severe allergic reaction.
The medicines regulator MHRA has updated guidance to doctors on adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for people with severe allergies to conform that 2 should now be prescribed.
A treatment for peanut allergy has been shown as effective for more than 4 years in a clinical trial.
A night out at a restaurant used to be fraught with dilemmas if you had food allergies or intolerances, but new research suggests problems have eased since the rules changed almost 3 years ago.
Plant maps have been published to warn people about which hayfever 'hotspots' they should avoid.
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