It's a documentary that promises to be fascinating – but you'd be well-advised not to watch it over dinner.
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Wednesday 20 October 2010
A child's chance of developing an allergy could depend on the season in which the youngster was conceived, experts said today.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Hospital admissions for food allergies among children have risen by 500 per cent in the last 20 years but doctors do not understand what is driving the increase.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Giving birth by Caesarean section may leave a baby vulnerable to disease and allergy by upsetting its natural balance of bacteria, scientists believe.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
A "low-allergy" peanut is being developed which could revolutionise eating out for allergy sufferers. Researchers from the US Department of Agriculture are creating "naturally bred" peanuts which are not genetically modified (GM) and which pose little risk to sufferers.
Thursday 03 June 2010
Children who eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish have a lower risk of asthma and wheezing, but eating three or more burgers a week can increase the risk, scientists have concluded.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
Saturday 29 May 2010
If you are coughing and sneezing already, prepare for it to get worse. Pollen levels are not due to peak until next month and, with the late spring, forecasters are predicting they could be higher than ever.
Tuesday 04 May 2010
Thursday 11 March 2010
The 1692 Massacre of Glencoe can still rouse passions today, so it's a brave author who tries to wrest fiction from it. In her third novel, Susan Fletcher approaches the massacre using two main characters, one historical, the other semi-legendary. What emerges is very much a literary, rather than a traditional historical, novel.
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Monday 22 February 2010
Children are to be given a little of what does them harm in the biggest trial of immunotherapy for peanut allergy conducted.
Monday 22 February 2010
An experimental treatment for peanut allergy in children has been so successful that scientists have been given permission to go to a full-scale clinical trial involving hundreds of young people who suffer violent immune reactions to the smallest traces of peanut in their food.
Tuesday 13 October 2009
A caterer was ordered to pay £415,000 damages to the widow of a man who died from anaphylactic shock after eating a dessert at a Sikh wedding, Court of Appeal judges were told today.
Friday 21 August 2009
A farmer died after being repeatedly stung by a swarm of wasps while working on his farm.
Friday 10 July 2009
Poor Joyce DiDonato, leading an all-star line-up in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Covent Garden, ended up with her leg in plaster on the show's opening night last Saturday. The American mezzo slipped and fell during the performance, fracturing her fibula. Despite the agony she pressed on, first with the gallant support of her tenor Juan Diego Flórez, later with a crutch. But on her blog she declared: "From here on out, I declare that no one (please!) ever ever wish me again to: 'BREAK A LEG'."
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