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Food allergies don’t have to make meals out a nightmare

Food allergies don’t have to make meals out a nightmare: DR MIKE DILKES reveals five simple steps you can take to cope with the condition An allergic reaction happens when immune system overreacts to a food trigger Chemicals are released in the body, sparking a sometimes extreme reaction  People with allergies can still enjoy a […]

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Link found between delivery method and asthma, allergies

Babies born via cesarean delivery may have an increased risk of developing asthma and food allergies, according to research out of the School of Public Health. The prevalence of children with asthma and allergies has increased over the past two decades, and although genetics may play a role, previous studies have suggested that other factors […]

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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (also known as coeliac disease or celiac sprue) is the name of a condition in which the body’s own immune system reacts to gluten, a protein found in many common foods such as cereal, bread, and pasta. How does celiac disease affect the body? Over time, this immune reaction to gluten damages the […]

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Mice with access to soil have greater resistance to allergies

When mice live in cages with an added earthen floor, it increases their resistance towards allergic inflammations. Close contact with micro-organisms in the soil triggers anti-inflammatory genes in the mice and stimulates their gut microbiota. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have performed the study, which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Earlier […]