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# Allergies

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UK regulators warn people with history of serious allergic reactions not to have Pfizer/BioNTech jab
Two people who had the jab yesterday had allergic reactions.
Irish researchers begin new study on whether lockdown has led to more allergies
The research project will involve 1,000 babies born in Ireland at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Coroner calls for parental vigilance after 10-year-old boy dies from allergic reaction to McDonald's Peri Peri wrap
Maleek Lawal had known allergies to fish, milk (which the wrap contained) and eggs.
Almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood - US study
Shellfish and peanut allergies were the most common among US adults.
Trinity scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in treating asthma and eczema
Scientists believe their breakthrough could help create new drugs to treat allergic conditions.
All batches of this chicken powder are being recalled over improper labeling
The powder contains lactose, but is not labelled as such.
Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies
A new study also found that women who lived on farms in early childhood are more likely to have better lung function.
Experts warn baby formula guidelines need to be changed
Scientists say there is no consistent evidence certain formulas prevent allergies or autoimmune conditions.
This Dunnes Stores product could be a potential food safety hazard
The FSAI has issued a warning about a batch of vegetable samosas.
Nutella and curries are off the menu for me. If I have one nut I could die
Health Minister Leo Varadkar announced new laws for the use of EpiPens, something which should have happened a long time ago, writes Aoibheann Diver.
After years of troubled skin I wanted to get rid of my spots, but I was duped
As Dara O Briain once said, scientists have tested ‘natural remedies’ and if they worked they became medicine, the rest is just a nice bowl of soup and some pot-pourri, writes Fiachra Duffy.
Don't want your kids to have nut allergies? Feed them peanuts, apparently
Yes, we know.
These emergency drugs may be more easily available after death of 14-year-old girl
The government wants your opinion…
Aldi fajita dinner recalled over undeclared nuts
The almond protein wasn’t mentioned on the packaging.
Allergic to shellfish, eggs or gluten? Good news
Restaurants now have to tell you what’s in their food.
Have food allergies? Life's going to get a little easier for you next month
New labelling laws covering loose food will be introduced next month.
Opinion: You can make Halloween less scary for children with food allergies
For kids with food allergies, trick-or-treating has been something to avoid – but that could change with a new idea that’s gaining popularity.
Got a nut allergy and due to fly? Here's what you can do
One family is faced with not bringing their child to meet his grandparents because of his allergies.
Opinion: Hold the gluten please! Why we all need to understand coeliac disease
The demand for gluten-free foods is ever-increasing and many are wondering what the gluten-free craze is about. Dr Edel Keaveney fills us in …
Could building up immunity be the key to fighting peanut allergy?
An academic trial which treated allergic children with peanut protein over the course of six months yielded some positive results.
Appeal for Irish to take part in global food allergy study
Data is being compiled to shed light on how allergies develop from infancy and to track their occurence in a community.
6 people who are NOT happy about spring
Hello allergies my old friend.
Babies born by Caesarian more susceptible to developing allergies
Researchers said they believe exposure to bacteria in the birth canal is a major influencer on a baby’s immune system.
Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study
A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.
One third of children with food allergies experience bullying
The authors of a new study have said parents and doctors should routinely ask children with food allergies about bullying.
Fire, unemployment and the National Children's Hospital: The week in numbers
How old is the Phoenix Park? And how many TDs could face sanction for failing to declare pay-offs?
Organisations honoured for putting food safety first
The awards were presented today as part of a conference which focused on the dangers associated with food allergies and cross contamination.
Very Important Halloween Warning of the Day
These monkey nuts have a crucial message for you.
Food allergies are on rise in Ireland
Five per cent of children and three per cent of adults suffer from food allergies.
'Incorrect and inconsistent': Food businesses criticised over allergen controls
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said that manufacturers of food in Ireland need to strengthen their allergen labelling and control policies.
TCD research could lead to new treatment for asthma, dermatitis
Study has found new cells which contribute to the exacerbation of allergic diseases.
STIs, dehydration and stomach upsets: Top health dangers for Oxegen
Music and mud might get the most attention but revellers have also been warned to guard against health hazards posed by festivals ahead of Oxegen this weekend.
Did a gluten-free diet make Novak Djokovic the best tennis player in the world?
He gave up the beer, read and biscuits. Now he’s the best tennis player on the planet.