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Allergies Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk

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.

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Bringing an end to food allergy: New EU study

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.

More children have allergies, CDC reports

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.

Milk allergy in babies 'missed'

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.