UK: babies in prams ‘exposed to more pollution’

Young children in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults because they are lower to the ground and closer to exhaust pipes, a study suggests.

Wet wipes could contribute to childhood food allergies

A soapy substance found in wet wipes could leave children more vulnerable to developing allergies, new research shows.

Peanut allergies cracked?

Researchers in Australia have made a discovery that raises hopes for the treatment of peanut allergy – a potentially lethal threat to many. We delve deeper with lead researcher, Professor Mimi Tang.

Breastfed babies run lower atopic eczema risk

Breastfeeding could cut a child’s risk of developing atopic eczema, says a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Child peanut allergy on the rise

Childhood peanut allergy levels in the US have risen by 21% since 2010 and it may now affect nearly 2.5% of children, says new research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual scientific meeting.

How to deal with childhood allergies

Childhood allergies have become a challenge for health services. So what more can be done to spot, treat and control them?

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