Why the world is becoming more allergic to food
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Why the world is becoming more allergic to food

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46302780 By¬†Dr Alexandra SantosKing’s College London at BBC Health news Around the world, children are far more likely than ever before to develop food allergies. Recent inquiries into the deaths of two British teenagers after eating¬†sesame¬†and¬†peanut¬†highlighted the sometimes tragic consequences. In August, a six-year-old girl in Western Australia¬†died as the result…

Opioids: Why ‘dangerous’ drugs are still being used to treat pain
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Opioids: Why ‘dangerous’ drugs are still being used to treat pain

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44797545 By¬†Dr Katherine Sleeman & Prof Sir John Strang¬†King’s College London The widespread use of opioids to treat pain frequently prompts concerns about addiction and even deaths. So, why are these sometimes dangerous drugs still being given to patients? Much stronger than many of the other options, opioids are among the…

Lassa fever: The killer disease with no vaccine
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Lassa fever: The killer disease with no vaccine

This article was taken from:¬†http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43211086 By Dr Charlie Weller Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of a deadly disease. Lassa fever is one of a number of illnesses which can cause dangerous epidemics, but for which no vaccine currently exists. Lassa fever is not a new disease, but…