Allergies

School nut bans don't protect kids with food allergies from anaphylaxis

Cosima Marriner School nut bans don't protect children from anaphylactic attacks, but can instead cause resentment and bullying of the growing number of kids with food allergies, schools and parents are now being told.

Allergy risk may be tied to how you wash your dishes

Allergies: How you clean can make a difference.

Anahad O'Connor A new study suggests that parents who wash their dishes by hand, rather than in a dishwashing machine, may unwittingly lower the likelihood that their children will develop allergies.

Allergy or anxiety - a growing concern

Tim Dunshea with son Pacey

Gina McColl There has been an explosion in diagnosis of food allergies. But the risks may be overstated by some.

Boom in food allergies driving physicians nuts

Peanut butter

Esther Han, Alexandra Smith It was once a staple of the lunchbox but the humble peanut butter sandwich is increasingly being shunned from school lunches as the number of children, especially preschoolers, with allergies continues to rise significantly.

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Children wait years for allergy treatment

Allergy treatment

Amy Corderoy HEALTH Justin Hardy has life-threatening allergies, but it took two years before he received specialist care for his condition.

Is it a cold or allergies?

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The symptoms for a cold and allergies can be similar and can sometimes make diagnosing difficult. Obviously your Doctor is the best person to ask but there are a few differences between a cold and allergies that are worth keeping in mind.

What are allergies?

The science of allergies

The science of allergy origin and what they really are.

Allergy facts and myths

Pets causing allergies?

There are many misconceptions about Seasonal Allergies.

'One-day cure' for peanut allergies

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Scientists have the first evidence that life-threatening peanut allergies may be cured one day. A few children now are allergy-free thanks to a scary treatment - tiny amounts of the very food that endangered them.

Pups assist children with Autism

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Eight labradors have received intensive training over 18 months and are about to each be given a new home, assisting families with their child's autism spectrum disorder.

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