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.
Often, people who are allergic to a specific tree nut are told to avoid all other tree nuts but a US study suggests this may be unnecessary.
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