Immunotherapy for peanut allergy protects but doesn’t cure

Eating small amounts of peanuts can prevent reactions in peanut-allergic people, but doesn’t cure them, say researchers.

Eating with caution

With childhood food allergies on the rise, you can play an important part in keeping children safe. Journalist Georgina Wintersgill reports.

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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