A new University of Melbourne study has found that exclusive breastfeeding of babies with a family history of allergies increases their risk of developing asthma, eczema or food allergies in the long term.
Extremely low birth weight premature infants who received breast milk shortly after birth, while still in intensive care units, had greater mental development scores at 30 months than did infants who were not fed breast milk, reported researchers in an NIH network. Moreover, infants fed breast milk were less likely to have been re-hospitalized after their initial discharge than were the infants not fed breast milk.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found that more than 50 percent of the current asthma cases in the country can be attributed to allergies, with approximately 30 percent of those cases attributed to cat allergy.
As a result of recent recalls, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada are reviewing precautionary statements for food allergens and making recommendations regarding their use on the labels of pre-packaged foods. Precautionary statements are voluntary declarations on the labels of pre-packaged foods that alert consumers with food allergies to the potential presence of the allergen in the food.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sulphites not to consume Flying Swallow brand Tender Bamboo Shoots described below. The affected product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label.
Giving children a diet rich in fish and “fruity vegetables” can reduce asthma and allergies, according to a seven-year study of 460 Spanish children, published in the September issue of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.
Breastfeeding exclusively or for a prolonged period does not protect children against developing asthma and allergies, according to the results of a large randomized trial published online today.
Patients are being put at risk because some hospital doctors are not always following warning procedures over known drug allergies, new research launched at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester shows.
The rise in prevalence of asthma symptoms in English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom and New Zealand has peaked and may even be in decline, researchers have found.
Efforts to halt underage drinking often focus on peer pressure and the prevention of risky behaviors, but the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is undertaking a new federally funded project to give middle-school children a science-based understanding of what can happen to them if they use alcohol.