A simple blood test can now predict whether newborn babies are at high risk of developing allergies as they grow older, thanks to research involving the University of Adelaide.
Allergies (HC articles)
First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Campaign tells us that about 32 percent of children and teens (or 25 million) are obese or overweight.
January 27, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
Posted March 17, 2009
TUESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers analyzing a survey on food sensitivities have found that black male children may have a greater risk of having a food allergy.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 by: Reuben Chow, citizen journalis
(NaturalNews) In the instant-solution and quick-fix world that is the present day, allergy reactions are often quelled using chemical drugs in order to bring about a quick end to any physical discomfort which one may be going through. However, recent research published in The Quarterly Review of Biology has strongly suggested that allergies have an important role to play - protection against toxic substances which cause certain types of cancer.
Details and Findings of Study
Thursday, December 04, 2008
by: Dr. Gregory Damato, Ph.D., citizen journalist
By Stephen Daniells, 01-Dec-2008
Food allergies could be a thing of the past, if new Europe-wide project achieves its goals of developing treatments for a condition that affects around 10 million EU citizens.
The Food Allergy Specific ImmunoTherapy (FAST) project will use modified variants of proteins that cause an allergic response, but the variants will be hypoallergenic and therefore safer. The proteins will be purified making them more effective and making it easier to control the dose, say the researchers.
Wed Oct 22, 2008
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 3 million U.S. children have a food or digestive allergy -- an 18 percent increase over the past 10 years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Wednesday.
Eight types of food account for 90 percent of these food allergies: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat, the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics found.
Monday, 20 November 2006
Nearly 80% of 500 doctors polled by a formula milk manufacturer thought their colleagues confused milk allergy symptoms with other conditions.
Experts say the problem lies in the symptoms being both vague and common - including skin rashes and diarrhoea.
The poll also found many of the doctors did not know the best treatment. Without treatment food allergies can be distressing and even deadly.