Severe allergic reactions rise in children in England over past five years
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Severe allergic reactions rise in children in England over past five years

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50423095 By BBC Health news The number of children being admitted to hospital in England with a severe allergic reaction has risen every year for the past five years. NHS figures show 1,746 children were treated for anaphylactic shock in 2018-19, up from 1,015 in 2013-14. The parents of¬†Natasha Ednan-Laperouse,…

Peanut-allergy therapy ‘protection not a cure’
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Peanut-allergy therapy ‘protection not a cure’

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50220925 By BBC Health news Treating peanut allergy with regular exposure to small amounts of the food is effective – but only if a patient stays on the therapy, a study suggests. King’s College London scientists looked at the underlying behaviour of patients’ cells – and found it did not…

Food allergies: Tougher labelling law to prevent deaths
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Food allergies: Tougher labelling law to prevent deaths

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46994179 By BBC Health news Stronger food labelling laws are being proposed to prevent further deaths of people with allergies. All packaged food such as sandwiches and salads could be required to list the full ingredients. It comes after the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, of Fulham, London, who suffered an…

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…