Allergy and intolerance - miscellaneous articles

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Anaphylaxis without warning – could it be buckwheat? Dr Michael Radcliffe describes some unusual cases where new-onset food allergy happened for the first time in an adult and was traced to buckwheat. June 2018

Interpreting statistics - absolute and relative risk. When you read a research report that tells you that a new drug has reduced the risk of suffering from such and such a condition by 50%, do you really understand what that means? Michelle Berriedale-Johnson offers a brief primer – and a warning.

Allergy Awareness Week – and why it is important. Nathalie, mum of multi allergic Callum, explains. May 2017

Food allergies in the elderly Many of us may immediately think of children or young people when considering food allergies. However, such allergies are also a problem for older adults and this review explains how other health concerns in this age group may make them particularly vulnerable to allergic reactions. November 2016  

Fungus Allergy and Hypersensitivity in Mold-Related Illness. Interesting article in the Townsend Letter from Alan B. McDaniel, MD. April 2016

Rare food allergies. Alex Gazzola looks at the many other foods which can cause allergic reactions and the difficulties faced by those who suffer from them. March 2016

Cosmetics and personal care manufacturers have no idea how frightening allergies are and should stop bashing 'freefrom'.
Ruth Holroyd takes issue with Cosmetics Design Europe. December 2015

Could an allergy be the unexplained cause of persistent and intractable back ache? September 2015

Titanium Allergy. It’s not an allergy which many people have heard of, and yet for some, titanium could be causing sensitivities and other problems. Alex Gazzolareports. September 2015

Another Person’s Poison by Matthew Smith. Alex Gazzola reviews a scholarly new hisotry of allergy. August 2015

Burning Mouth Syndrome - Dr Janice Joneja discusses whether histamine intolerance could be implicated. August 2015

Fascinating interview on Mosaic with immunology professor Ruslan Medzhitov of the Yale University of Medicine who theorises that far from being damaging, allergies are actually protective. April 2015

Margaret Moss enlarges on our biochemical individuality. February 2015

Link between obesity and food allergy? Interview with August McLaughlin, health and sexuality writer and nutritionist in Los Angeles, and Dr. James Fondren, doctor of internal medicine in Newport Beach. August 2014

The role of toxic mold in triggering psychiatric symptoms – by integrative psychiatrist Dr. Mary Ackerley. A shortened transcript of a recent talk she gave to a group of physicians and researchers. April 2014

Hospital admissions for allergies up nearly 8% in year to February 2014. June 2014

European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) report and guidelines for the management of food allergy. June 2014

Food Allergy linked to schizophrenia: evidence spanning the last 60 years. Dr William Shaw March 2014

Could MSG be your problem too? Although not all doctors recognise MSG (monosodium glutamate) as a cause of digestive/sensitivity problems, Jean Stapleton is quite sure that it is for her. Read her story on the On Eagles' Wings blog. January 2014

47% of MEPs suffer from an allergy – finding from an EAACI survey. See here for the full press release. January 2014

Different parts of foods have different levels of allergenicity: egg yolk and egg white for example or fruit pulp and fruit seeds. Presentation at ACAAI meeting. November 2013

Literature searches and reviews related to the prevalence of food allergy in Europe. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). November 2013

Cross reactions between food allergens - a helpful infogram. November 2013

Food Allergen Review from the European Food Safety Council. 2013

Edible film coatings for ready-to-eat fresh fruits and vegetables – could they present an allergy risk? September 2013

Foods Standards Agency funded allergy research projects 2013. September 2013

Overview of the use of probiotics in paediatric allergy. Castellazzi et al. Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013.

Allergies in children cost US economy over $25 billion a year. September 2013

Quest Diagnostics – Allergies across America. 2011 report.

Dramatic rise in respiratory and food allergy in the US over the last 4 years - from Jon Barron blog based on Quest Diagnostic survey 2011. August 2013

PPD in hair dye – and elsewhere. Michelle Berriedale-Johnson searches the web for useful information. July 2013

Recent statistics on allergy. July 2013

New survey from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that about 1 in 20 U.S. children now have food allergies. That's a 50% increase from the late 1990s. For eczema and other skin allergies, it's 1 in 8 children, an increase of 69%. It found no increase, however, in hay fever or other respiratory allergies. May 2013 

Food allergy in India – a short report from Maitra Porecha. April 2013

Could tap water contribute water allergic sensitivity? Pesticides and other anti-microbials - such as those found in tap water- may be increasing the risk of developing allergies and related conditions by impacting the friendly bacteria and other microbes that protect the intestinal lining. Article in Real Food Forager based on recent research published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. April 2013

A healthy covering, inside and out. Margaret Moss looks at the role that skin plays in allergy. May 2013

Helpful basic FAQs on food allergy from the Stanford School of Medicine Food Allergy programme. March 2013

Interesting post on the What Allergy? blog on the rising incidence of late onset allergies, dermatitis and asthma in the elderly. February 2013

Economic cost of food allergy in average American child over $4,000, over 50% of which is in enforced career sacrifices by parents of the allergic children. November 2012

Spice allergy. Spices are widely used in foods, cosmetics and dental products, but 2–3% of the population have a spice allergy. Due to a lack of regulation and the absence of any mention of their presence on food labels, spices are possibly the most difficult allergen to identify or avoid. October 2012

Food allergy and hyperactivity: interesting comparison of the similar histories of the two conditions over the 20th century. September 2012

MSG – 'antidotes' to MSG an unlikely places where you might find it. Helpful article in Natural News. July 2012

BSEM – Scientific conference in memory of the late Dr David Freed: Novelties and Controversies in Allergy and Hypersensitivity. July 2012

Warning from Japanese government about the allergic potential of cochineal, widely used as a food colourant. June 2012

Vaccine to eliminate allergy. Finnish scientists believe they may have found a way to genetically modify IgE binding structures so that, instead of binding to IgE they induce the production of protective immunoglobulin IgG. 'Patients will hypothetically develop a natural immunity against each allergy they have been vaccinated for in the same manner immunity is created against infectious diseases with vaccinations.' A full report here. June 2012

Barrier Breakdown: The Cause of Multiple Sensitivity? Nutritionist Micki Rose explains her theories about barrier breakdown in multiple sensitivity and how she believes the barriers can be repaired. June 2012

What is an allergen? Interesting article in Medical Express describing how researchers are examining the questions, 'What exactly is an allergen?' and 'Why is the immune response so similar to that against parasitic worms?' They suggest that allergy can be explained as an accidental evolutionary by-product of the IgE response to parasites. June 2012

Xanthan gum – could it be a problem for food allergics and coeliacs? Michelle Berriedale-Johnson investigates. June 2012

Children with the inherited connective tissue disorder, Ehlers Danlos type 3 syndrome, may be at high risk for severe food allergy. March 2012

NHS Choices Food Allergy and Intolerance Myth Buster – a fun and informative 'true or false' questionnaire on what you need to know about food allergy and intolerance. January 2012

Allergic reaction to an ingredient in bone cement used in orthopaedic joint implants. Also see forum post on electrosensitivity caused by metal on metal hip replecements. November 2011

The hygiene hypothesis reviewed with particular reference to eczema and hay fever in Indian populations. 2007

"The GM protein that makes Roundup Ready Soy resistant to the herbicide does not have a history of safe use in humans and may be an allergen. In fact, sections of its amino acid sequence are identical to known allergens." Article from UK Progressive suggesting that there could be a direct relationship between the growth in allergies and the use of genetically modified foods and that the latter should be banned or at least mandatorily labelled. October 2011

Home treatment for mould – Dr Diana Samways. Dr Samways, herself a GP, has suffered from severe mould allergy for many years. These are her suggestions as to how it can be managed. October 2011

Sensitive to MSG? has copious information on all the unlikley places in which MSG may be lurking. Check here on their site – and here. September 2011

An interesting (and amusing) blog post from a medical student doing a PhD in immunology on whether or not food allergies can be sexually transmitted. July 2011

Fats Matter.  Margaret Moss looks at the crucial role played by fats in inflammation and, therefore, allergy. August 2011

An interesting interactive 'infographic' on what treatments work best for allergy sufferers – but note the first and subsequent comments. September 2010

Citric and lactic acid – reactions to meat which has been sprayed with either. An interesting post on a helminthic forum. June 2011

A really excellent round up of food-allergy and other food-related articles from, of all unlikely people, an American kitchenware manufacturer. June 2011

Allergies aren't always forever for kids. May 2011

Can the rise in childhood food allergy be linked to vaccinations? A long article on the Vaccine Truth website suggesting that they can. May 2011

Allergic to nitrites and nitrates? Bacon Wizard, Jasper Ackroyd, could have the answers!
November 2011

The hapten hypothesis of atopic disease - from an article in Skin & Allergy News. October 2011

SIgA Testing and Treatment – Nutritionist Micki Rose follows up Dr Albert Robbins recent SIgA article (see below) with some practical advice

Food Allergy and IgA deficiencyDr Albert Robbins, an allergist and environmental physician, looks at IgA deficiency in the context of food allergy and neurological conditions such as Tourette syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). August 2010

Food Allergy in India and Asia. Alex Gazzola investigates for his new book, Living with Food Allergies. August 2010

Genetically modified soya beans may cause allergy. 2010

Ear infections – the food allergy connection. Courtesy of Latitudes. 2010

The London Allergy and Gluten-free Show. Cressida Boyd reports. May 2010

The emotional impact of food allergies in children and teenagers. April 2010

Allergy and Allergy Remedies UK – Mintel. Alex Gazzola reports. March 2010

Ford cars are allergy-friendly cars. January 2010

'Invisible bracelet' emergency health registry. January 2010

Clinical Guidelines for the avoidance of Allergy in Germany. 2009

Allergy to sex - as reported by MSNBC. September 2009

Allergic conjunctivitis – an excellent overview of the subject from Medical News Today. July 2009

Horizon allergy report: For those who did not see it, a report on the recent Horizon programme on allergies, by Micki Rose. 2009

Allergies across Europe. Frances Dale looks at some of the results from the ongoing EuroPrevall study. 2009

A help article from Suite 101 on MSG. 2009

Medicine and Me: Allergies: meeting organised by the Royal Society of Medicine in association with the National Allergy Strategy Group. Alex Gazzola reports. 2009

Salt - the pros and cons by Sarah Merson. 2009

Food Allergy: Science and Clinical practice: Report on a conference organised by the Allergy Research Foundation by Cressida Boyd. 2009

Enzymes, the hidden extras: some enzymes used in industrial food production can be allergenic. Ian Tokelove explains. 2008

Worrying your life away: Professor Christine Dancey of The Gut Trust expains. 2008

Nickel allergy: more prevalent than you might think, allergenic nickel is the fifth most common element. Sarah Merson explores. 2008

Allergic to the smell of food: one woman’s story of reacting violently to the strong smells of foods by Sinnet Morch. 2007

IgG and gastrointestinal disorders: an outline of research into the possible role of food hypersensitivity as a cause of gastrointestinal diseases. By Dr Anton Emmanuel. 2007

Idiopathic allergy: explaining what idiopathic anaphylaxis actually means, and what to do when diagnosed thusly. By Dr Harry Morrow Brown. 2007

Is your immune system confused? Rob Mesrie explores how emotions and acquired habits might cause immune reactions, and how a little examination of one’s allergy and its origins might relieve the condition. 2007

Allergenicity versus sensitivity: explaining the difference between the two conditions, how they manifest in an individual and determining which is which. Dr Hugh Sampson. 2006

Individual reactions for treatments: addressing the complicated question of individuality in allergic reaction. By James Mallinson. 2006

Free-from medicines: putting the advice in Deadly Drugs into practice, with limited success. John Scott explains. 2006

Deadly drugs: Analysis of drug manufacturing, drug contents and information for procuring specially made excipient/allergen-free medicines, known as ‘specials’. Michelle Berriedale-Johnson reports. 2005

Food allergy and the gut: A conference report. November 2000

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Research Reports

Associations of self-reported allergic diseases and musculoskeletal problems in children: A US population-based study. June 2017
This survey, of nearly 1,000 children, reports that children with allergic diseases are more likely to suffer from bone, joint and muscle problems. Risk was found to increase with severity of allergic disease. Prospective studies will be important to help identify any causal role in this association.

Allergic sensitization in kidney transplanted patients - Is it a result of immunosuppressive agents or sensitization of the living donor? December 2016
This study supports the concept that not only immunosuppressant agents but also sensitization of living donors could be a significant contributor to allergic sensitization in kidney recipients.

Limited evidence to support maternal n-3 LCPUFA supplementation during pregnancy and/or lactation for reducing allergic disease in children. July 2015

American adults with allergies, especially to nuts and seasonal pollen, have low diversity, reduced Clostridiales, and increased Bacteroidales in their gut microbiota. November 2015

Except when fermentation or hydrolysis are used, food processing does not alter the allergenic properties of food proteins so as to reduce their allergenic potential. June 2015

Cord Blood Cells Foretell Food Allergy. January 2016

Cross-reactivity exists between chickpea and pea/lentil/soybean/hazelnut. Chickpea allergy is associated with lentil and/or pea allergy, but evidently may not present independently. This suggest that chickpea allergy is merely an expression of cross-reactivity, caused by pea and/or lentil as the "primary" allergen. December 2014

The Pollen-Food Olive-Olive Syndrome. May 2015

Lower frequency of regulatory T cells seen in patients with food allergy. December 2015

New-onset food allergy recognised as one of the complications after liver transplantation, especially in pediatric patients. October 2015

Primary immune deficiencies (PIDs) are an uncommon heterogeneous group of diseases that result from fundamental defects in the proteins and cells that enable specific immune responses and can be masked by common allergic reactions. But immune suppression with systemic corticosteroids can be life threatening. September 2015

The combined presence of schizophrenia and atopic diseases is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in later life. October 2015

Accurate food adverse sensitivity documentation in electronic health records (EHRs) is crucial to patient safety. This study examined, encoded, and grouped foods that caused any adverse sensitivity in a large allergy repository using natural language processing and standard terminologies. September 2015

Hypersensitivity to major panallergens in a population of 120 patients. August 2015 (For more on panallergens see here.)

Carrageenan, which causes both raised blood sugar levels and inflammation in animals, is found in sufficient quantities in most western diets to cause similar resuls in humans. September 2015

Recognition pattern of kiwi seed storage proteins in kiwifruit allergic children. July 2015

Study identifies a risk of dun pea (a relation of the green pea recently introduced into food manufacture) allergy in legume-allergic patients and in a subset of peanut-allergic patients. NB Legume allergy is the fifth food allergy in Europe. July 2015

The growing world population requires the exploration of new sustainable protein sources to ensure food security. Insects such as mealworm are promising candidates. For safety reasons, a risk assessment, including allergy risks, is needed. Since allergenicity can be influenced by thermal processing, it is highly important to take this into account. June 2015

Transgenic rice developed with significantly lower levels rice allergens. December 2014

Allergies can be to cooked as well as, or instead of, to raw legumes. March 2015

Allergy to rabbit meat after sensitization by inhalation. 2014

Anaphylactic allergic reacion to gelatine in a cold medication in Japan. November 2014

Food allergy and eczema, occurring early in life might be an early warning sign of Primary immunodeficiency diseases. If associated with recurrent infections, clinicians should pursue an immunologic evaluation. January 2015

Although still relatively uncommon, allergy to C sativa/marijuana is being reported with increased frequency. January 2105

Broad bean proteins have the ability to elicit allergic responses due to the presence of clinically relevant allergenic proteins. December 2013

Researchers at Imperial College, London, looking at epigenetic changes have discovered 30 new genes which predispose to allergy and asthma. February 2015

Researchers from CNRS, INSERM and Université de Limoges have shown that the body restricts the production of IgE in order to prevent allergic reactions. February 2015

Stevia - side effects and possible allergic cross-reactions with chrysanthemums, marigolds, ragweed or daisies. New Health Guide. December 2014

Systematic review of the evidence for food allergy in Africa. June 2014

Characterization of the allergenic potential of proteins: an assessment of the kiwifruit allergen actinidin. May 2014

Review of 'the art and perspectives in food allergy'. Diagnosis and therapy. 2014

Patients allergic to olive pollen not expected to be at risk of food allergy to olive fruit. 2014

At least 10% of inner city children in the US now have food allergies. August 2014

Many patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome may be suffering from food/beverage sensitivities. Decemebr 2013

Post-transplant food allergy is an important clinical problem in children after liver transplantation which does not affect renal transplant patients despite similar immunosuppressive regimens. August 2013

Histamine, the component of the immune system activated in an allergic reaction, may also protect tumour cells from the immune system thus promoting cancer. March 2014

Growing incidence of buckwheat sensitivity in Italy. September 2013

Habitual snoring in 8 to 10 year olds may be related to earlier incidence of food and airway allergy.  June 2013

Gelatin allergy cross-reacts with flu jab. November 2013

Adults who move to farming areas may reduce their allergies and sensitivities. September 2013

Rice allergy demonstrated by double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge in peach-allergic patients is related to lipid transfer protein reactivity. March 2013

Illicit cannabis abuse can result in cannabis allergy with sensitization to lipid transfer proteins (LTPs) which are also potent allergens in plant and fruit allergy. This sensitization might result in various plant-food allergies. March 2013

Identification of galactose-α-1,3-galactose in the gastrointestinal tract of the tick Ixodes ricinus; possible relationship with red meat allergy. April 2013

The link between tick bites and red meat allergy. Reports here, here, here and here and a discussion in the Washington Post in 2009

Chickpeas may cross react with peas and lentils. May 2013

Graph-based study of the cross reactivity of plant allergens. December 2012

Study finds an association between pesticides in tap water and increase in allergy. Report in Time magazine. December 2012.

Goji berries show high potential for allergy reactions, cross reacting with tomatoes, nut mixes and artemesia pollen. April 2013

Food allergy in adults and in children may differ significantly and extrapolating findings from pediatric patients (on whom most research has been done) to adult patient populations may lead to erroneous assumptions. August 2012

Starch-based intravenous fluids used to treat seriously ill patients could be causing unnecesarry deaths. February 2013

High levels of dichlorophenols, a chemical used in pesticides and to chlorinate water, may weaken food tolerance in some people, causing food allergies. December 2012

The more highly educated the parents, the more likely the children are to have asthma, wheeze and have eczema. June 2012

Young children with severe liver dysfunction appear to be particuarly food sensitive. Liver mechanisms may therefore be important for establishing immune tolerance to dietary antigens. October 2012

Nine of the food dyes currently approved in the US found to raise concerns over carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, and hypersensitivity without improving the safety or nutritional quality of food. November 2012

Growth in UK allergy 2001-2011 – FSA report. November 2012

Western diet is changing the gut bacteria of developed nations, which is causing an increase in allergy. September 2012

Dietary resveratrol prevents the development of food allergy in mice. September 2012

Allergy risk in children increases if parent of the same sex has allergies. August 2012

Young children more likely to be obese if given antibiotics as infants. August 2012

<Food allergies more common in the city. June 2012

Endocrine disrupting compounds, triclosan and parabens, both commonly used in Western Scoiety, significantly associated with allergic sensitisation. Also: Antibacterial chemicals and preservatives found in soap, toothpaste, mouthwash etc may make children more prone to a wide range of food and environmental allergies. June 2012

Amish farm children freer from allergies even than Swiss farm children. June 2012

food allergy prevalence increased in line with increasing population density. May 2012

Consumers often ignore allergy-warning labels on food. March 2012

Excess hygiene may weaken developing immune systems. March 2012

Gut bacteria play a role in controlling allergic diseases. March 2012

Goblet cells in the intestine may play a much more important role than had been thought in the transport of potential allergens to dendritic cells which, in turn, spark immune system allergic and autoimmune reactions in inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and allergies. April 2012

58% of 12 years old have suffered from eczema, asthma or rhinitis. February 2012

Allergic to cold? It is a real condition. January 2012

Very low birthweight increases the risk of pediatric food allergies. February 2012

Although rice is normally considered to be one of the least allergenic foods, an increasing number of patients in high-rice consuming countries with rice allergies is being reported. This study looks at the major allergenic proteins in rice. October 2011

Black children more likely to suffer from food allergies, especially peanut allergies, than white. October 2011

Study (from mid 1990s) shows that in allergic men with low testosterone levels, testosterone supplementation given along side their allergy medication improved both their symptoms and their overall health. Could men with allergies benefit from having their testosterone levels checked?

Overcoming a decade-long food allergy. November 2011

Investigation of the health service cost for food-allergic Europeans and the relationship between severity and cost of illness. February 2011

Lower levels of regulatory T (Treg) cells found in cord blood of children with egg allergy than in those without. June 2008

Kidney beans, chickpeas and peanuts are the major triggers for allergic asthma and rhinitis in India. November 2011

Dirt prevents allergy. November 2011

Human seminal plasma allergy: pregnancy after prophylactic anti-histamine treatment. October 2011

Allergies may help fight brain tumours. October 2011

Food allergy on the rise. September 2011

Increasing incidence of allergic reactions to materials used in dental procedures. November 2010

Birch pollen allergy closely related to soya allergy because of similarity of protein structures. October 2011

Slowing the allergic march. October 2011

Allergic reactions enhanced by mobile phone use. May 2011

Predicting which drugs will interfere with the efficacy/accuracy of skin prick tests for allergy. November 2010

Allergy fears from new and GM foods. June 2011

Allergy-friendly cars. April 2011

Allergens transferred in blood more common than previously thought. May 2011

The economic cost of food allergies. April 2011

When it comes to certain allergies, birth order matters. March 2011

Allergy statistics fromthe EAACI: 17 million Europeans allergic to food; allergies in children doubled in the last 10 years. February 2011

Double allergy: 8.5 million Europeans are allergic to fruits, vegetables and pollens. February 2011

Semen allergy suspected in rare post-orgasm illness. January 2011

Parasites may protect against allergies – the hygiene hypothesis vindicated. December 2010

University of Derby appeals for expectant and new mothers to take part in allergy study. December 2011

Climate change grows more allergen-producing plants and fungi – rising CO2, temperatures can raise allergen levels. November 2010

Influenza vaccines may vary in amount of allergic components. November 2010

Foetal development in the womb can affect a child’s chances of developing allergies or wheezing. October 2010

Umbilical cord blood is not suitable for assessing allergy risk. October 2010

Children, males and blacks are at increased risk for food allergies. October 2010

Bubble baby gene therapy ‘worth the risk’. October 2010

Allergies escalating in China. September 2010

Allergy medications found to cause mild cognitive impairment including memory loss in older populations. July 2010

Children with food allergies may be smaller and lighter. July 2010

'Anti-allergy' protein may help reduce allergic reactions. June 2010

The consumption of fish in infancy and living on a farm both signficantly reduce the incidence of allergic disease in children. June 2010

Allergies, brain tumours and gene expression. April 2010

Although 30% of the population think thay have a food allergy, only 5% actually do – analysis of the research. May 2010

Kissing can reduce allergy symptoms! May 2006

Microbes help mothers protect children from allergies. December 2009

Possible link between childhood obesity and allergy. May 2009

US, Germany, Italy and Norway top of the league table for food sensitivity. March 2010

US Allergy drugs market to exceed $14.7 billion by 2015. February 2010

Molecule that could ‘turn on’ allergy discovered. January 2010

Farm bacteria may help mothers protect their children from allergies. May 2009

Dirt helps broken skin to heal and reduces allergic response. November 2009

The evolution of IgE - report from the 2nd European Congress of Immunology held in Berlin in 2009.

Sleep for a strong immune system. February 2009

Inhalation of allergens can cause serious reactions. February 2009

Cystitis linked with food allergy. September 2009

Early herpes infection may protect against allergies? September 2009

Plants to be genetically modified to fight allergies. September 2009

Excess omega 6 fatty acids really do cause allergy. September 2009

Smoking prevents allergies! September 2009

Transplanting allergies. September 2009

Allergic sensitisation in tuberculosis patients at the time of diagnosis and following chemotherapy. June 2009

Sniffer dogs for peanuts and mould... June 2009

Food Standards Agency free alerts service. July 2009

Massive Indian study seeks cause for allergy in modern life. July 2009

Irradiated food causes neurolical damage in cats - and humans? June 2009

Those suffering from tick bites in Sydney's northern beach areas have a very strong chance of developing a rare allergy to red meat. May 2009

A possible link between obesity and allergies in children. May 2009

Allergies on the job: 7 workplace irritants. April 2009

Food allergies/sensitivities can inhibit weight loss. April 2009

Greatly increased risk of food allergy for male black children. April 2009

Preservative-free flu vaccine available in the US. March 2009

Custom-made medications can pose a threat. March 2009

Measles may protect kids against allergies. March 2009

Significant rise in multiple allergies in the UK. April 2009

Sleep for a strong immune system. February 2009

The good news – allergies may protect against certain cancers. December 2008

Bleached chicken. December 2008

Allergies in the workplace. December 2008

Warnings on colours. November 2008

How fatty foods curb hunger. October 2008

Stress may make you itch. November 2008

Allergen-free fertility management. October 2008

What the heck is mobile phone dermatitis? October 2008

Cellphone contact dermatitis with nickel allergy October 2008

Stress and anxiety can make allergy attacks worse. November 2008

Ragweed allergy heats up with climate change. November 2008

Toxic shower curtains. September 2008

10 Unusual allergic reactions revealed. October 2008

Henna tattoos can cause allergic reactions. September 2008

Stress and anxiety can make allergy attacks worse. November 2008

UK's top ten intolerant foods are eaten at breakfast. November 2008

Societal ambivalence to allergies. August 2008

Unexpected benefit of allergies – less cancer… August 2008

Calls for worldwide collaboration to tackle increase in allergies. July 2008

Stress during childhood increases the risk of allergies. July 2008

Allergies tied to absence of specialised cells. July 2008

New NHS Systems - choose & book, and a new complaints system. June 2008

Permanent makeup: solution or nightmare? June 2008

Packaging where nothing sticks... May 2008

Molecule discovery gives hope to allergy sufferers. July 2008

Can hookworms protect against allergies? July 2008

The evolution of allergies. July 2008

Birch pollen/soya cross-reactivity. July 2008

Allergooncology: field of research into allergies and cancer established. April 2008

Allergic response tied to lipid molecules in cell membrane. March 2008

Longstanding mystery regarding the onset of asthma solved. January 2008

Relatedness of animal and human proteins and allergy. December 2007

Developments in allergy research. December 2007

Allergies linked to lower risk of brain cancer. October 2007

Genetic effects of drugs. February 2008

Food allergy blood tests unreliable. January 2008

Developments in allergy research. December 2007

Early allergy diagnosis means 20% reduced risk of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. September 2007

Patient wristbands: red alert for hospital safety. September 2007

New strategy for treating auto-immune and allergic disorders. August 2007

Continuing food avoidance. June 2007

Antibiotics & Allergies. May 2006

Fatty foods may cause higher allergy risk. May 2006

The proteins we react to. July 2004



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