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Saturday 04 August 2012
Punters in Allergy Therapeutics were breathing a little bit easier yesterday. The Aim-listed drugs company was enjoying a revival after regulators in the States finally decided to rescue its grass pollen allergy vaccine from limbo.
Thursday 02 August 2012
Work on making H5N1 strain transmissible should not resume until it is safe, says US agency
Sunday 08 July 2012
After paying out thousands of dollars in compensation to allergic workers, US authorities are banning artificial scents
Friday 25 May 2012
The spring heatwave has been welcomed by many people across the UK, but David Cameron has revealed he has been struck down by hay fever as a result.
Thursday 01 March 2012
Forget Angelina Jolie's shoulder-covering Buddhist incantation or David Beckham's Christ on the cross. The smart money is on a new kind of tattoo: the medical tat.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Thursday 15 December 2011
The number of people admitted to hospital with life threatening anaphylactic shock – involving sudden swelling, breathlessness and low blood pressure – has increased by at least 700 per cent in the last two decades.
Thursday 15 December 2011
The number of people admitted to hospital with life-threatening anaphylactic shock – involving sudden swelling, breathlessness and low blood pressure – has increased by at least 700 per cent in the last two decades.
Friday 09 December 2011
The three great names in British drug development for the past half century had the euphonious names of Jack, Black and Vane; and while Sir David Jack was the only one not to win a Nobel Prize this was largely due to chance, as his discoveries were equal to those of Sir James Black and Sir John Vane. Jack's contribution, with his team, was to develop the first inhaled asthma medicine, salbutamol (Ventolin). It relieved the wheezing of asthma almost instantaneously by going straight to the lungs, and only atiny dose was needed as it was not dispersed around the rest of the body. Previously, patients had to take ephedrine or similar compounds, wait up to half an hour for the drug to be absorbed, and put up with several hours of the tremors and palpitations that were the inevitable side-effects.
Thursday 27 October 2011
Doctors are to expose babies to dust mites in an attempt to halt the rising allergy epidemic in Britain.
Thursday 30 June 2011
The wedding was already going to be difficult. It now promises to be excruciating for all concerned. A bride-to-be has received a very public etiquette lesson after an email from her future mother-in-law, attacking her "uncouthness" and "lack of manners", went viral over the internet.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
All animal lovers will be aware of the plight of the greyhound. Although many owners of racing hounds take their responsibility towards the breed seriously, some are not so thoughtful, and will discard dogs once they are past racing age (typically about three to four). Their placid nature makes them ideal pets for a happy life in retirement.
Monday 16 May 2011
Sales of hayfever treatments have risen by 40% as Britain has basked in some of the driest spring-time conditions for around 40 years.
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