Frequent Infections During Infancy May Lead to Gluten Allergy

  is a serious condition that affects many due to consuming wheat or wheat-based products. This form of allergy could result in serious health consequences if proper care is not taken. So what really is the cause of the disease, know as Celiac disease? Research points to genes, but according to a new study done by Institute for Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen in Germany, infections during early life could also be associated with increased risk of gluten intolerance or celiac disease later in life. The study, published in…

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Six of the best allergy gadgets for those pestered by pollen

Pestered by pollen or driven up the wall by dust mites? These great buys could make your life a whole lot easier. Miele Compact C2 Allergy EcoLine Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner SBD290, £250, Debenhams Good things come in small packages, as this petite vacuum cleaner proves. Miele boasts that this cleaner has an effective filtration system – combining a dust bag, motor protection filter, an exhaust and a High Efficiency Particulate Air (or HEPA filter) – in place to catch 99.9% of even the smallest of irritant particles settling in…

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Feeding babies egg and peanut may prevent food allergy, study suggests

Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing an allergy to the foods, finds a new study. In the research, which is the largest analysis of evidence on the effect of feeding allergenic foods to babies, scientists from Imperial College London analysed data from 146 studies. In total the studies involved more than 200,000 children. The results suggest feeding children egg between the ages of four and six months may reduce their risk of developing egg allergy. The study, which was commissioned by the UK Food Standards…

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Feeding babies egg and peanut may prevent food allergy, study suggests

Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing an allergy to the foods, finds a new study. In the research, which is the largest analysis of evidence on the effect of feeding allergenic foods to babies, scientists from Imperial College London analysed data from 146 studies. In total the studies involved more than 200,000 children. The results suggest feeding children egg between the ages of four and six months may reduce their risk of developing egg allergy. The study, which was commissioned by the UK Food Standards…

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Proximity food challenge shows it’s usually safe to be near allergy triggers

Of the estimated 15 million people in the U.S. with food allergies, nearly 6 million are children. And those who are severely allergic to a particular food item, especially kids, can become very anxious when they run into the problem food in any form. For example, someone with a peanut allergy who gets close to anyone eating peanuts or peanut butter may become extremely nervous and might want to run away. This can result in cutting back on social activities and feeling different and isolated. However, according to a recent article…

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