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It's a documentary that promises to be fascinating – but you'd be well-advised not to watch it over dinner.

Peanut allergy affects around half a million people in the UK

A tough nut cracked? Scientists discover new treatment for peanut allergy sufferers

Thousands of people suffering from peanut allergies could be saved from potentially fatal allergic reactions thanks to a revolutionary new therapy spearheaded by British doctors.

The 10 Best vacuum cleaners

Glamorous it isn't, but we all need to vacuum, so why not invest in the best kit for the job? Here's our pick of the best vacs on the market

Bites reported across London and Kent as south east sees influx of Britain's most poisonous spider

Rising temperatures are forcing false widow spiders up north

Scientists discover protein that helps trigger allergic asthma

Scientists have discovered a blood clotting protein they believe contributes towards allergic asthma, a finding that could help develop more targeted treatments in the future.

A horsefly bite killed Andy Batty through an 'incredibly rare' allergic reaction

Allergic reaction to horsefly bite kills father of four in seconds after anaphylactic shock

Andy Batty, 48,  was helping his daughter, Catherine, 17, ride her pony

Scientists discover what triggers allergic reactions to cats

Research conducted by a University of Cambridge team expands the possibility of creating preventative medicines

Babies given antibiotics are 40 per cent more likely to suffer with eczema, study reveals

Babies who are treated with antibiotics before they reach 12 months old are 40 per cent more likely to develop eczema, a new study has revealed.

The Team Sky rider and Tour de France winner withdrew on medical advice ahead of today's 13th stage from Busseto to Cherasco.

Sir Bradley Wiggins quits the Giro d'Italia ahead of 13th stage due to chest infection

Chest infection ends Sir Bradley’s Giro challenge meaning he will now target victory in France

The clear liquid in Joe Nagy's nostrils was in fact protective fluid gushing through a rip in the membrane surrounding his brain

'I was scared to death': Man who suffered 'allergies' for 18 months discovers his runny nose is actually leaking brain fluid

The clear liquid in Joe Nagy's nostrils was in fact protective fluid dripping through a rip in the membrane surrounding his brain

The Employment Minister Jo Swinson is recovering after suffering an allergic reaction

MP Jo Swinson recovering after suffering a potentially fatal anaphylactic shock

The Employment Minister Jo Swinson was recovering last night after suffering a potentially fatal anaphylactic shock. The 33-year-old Liberal Democrat MP, who has a peanut allergy, said her life was saved by doctors at Glasgow's Southern General Hospital who administered adrenaline shots, oxygen and steroids.

The Bank Holiday is gearing up for temperatures topping 20C

Shut the doors and stay inside, or wear sunglasses out: hay fever sufferers prepare for a Bank Holiday of suffering

While much of the nation gears up for temperatures topping 20C on Monday, the high tree pollen count may signal a day of suffering inside for ten million hay fever sufferers.

The UK is on alert for severe hay fever outbreaks with pollen levels rising due to a late Spring

Hay fever sufferers in pollen alert over bank holiday weekend

Hay fever sufferers are likely to struggle through this weekend's sunny weather, with high levels of pollen expected across England.

A long, cold winter followed by a warm spike immediately before summer means the likelihood of grass pollen meeting tree pollen is now considered to be high.
Ebony Day

Unsigned singer Ebony Day wins MTV title

An unsigned singer who turned to music after being confined to her home as a result of food allergies has triumphed in MTV's search for this year's next big thing.

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Pushed forward when he could, though his shooting was not the force of old. Neither is he. 6/10

Michael Essien returns to Chelsea for treatment

Michael Essien has returned to Chelsea for treatment after his season-long loan at Real Madrid was put on hold.

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