Allergy and Immunology News
  • Gene therapy to halt rare form of sight loss

    Added On : 18th February 2020

    A new gene therapy has been used to treat patients with a rare inherited eye disorder which causes blindness.

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  • Peanut allergy drug approved by the US FDA

    Added On : 3rd February 2020

    The US has approved its first treatment for peanut allergies in children.

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  • Many at risk of flu this Christmas, experts say

    Added On : 17th December 2019

    Hundreds of thousands of people could have their Christmas ruined by flu, say England's top doctors, who are predicting a rise in cases.

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  • Severe allergic reactions rise in children in England over past five years

    Added On : 21st November 2019

    The number of children being admitted to hospital in England with a severe allergic reaction has risen every year for the past five years.

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  • Peanut-allergy therapy 'protection not a cure'

    Added On : 31st October 2019

    Treating peanut allergy with regular exposure to small amounts of the food is effective - but only if a patient stays on the therapy, a study suggests.

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  • Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

    Added On : 30th October 2019

    Many people with asthma could cut their carbon footprint and help save the environment by switching to "greener" medications, UK researchers say

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  • Prostate drug may slow Parkinson's disease

    Added On : 17th September 2019

    A drug used to treat enlarged prostates may be a powerful medicine against Parkinson's disease, according to an international team of scientists.

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  • The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

    Added On : 19th August 2019

    When nerve surgeon Dr Susan Mackinnon needed help to finish an operation, she reached, as she often does, for a mid-20th Century book of anatomy.

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  • Hopes raised of cervical cancer eradication

    Added On : 27th June 2019

    The success of the HPV vaccination offers hope of one day eradicating cervical cancer, say scientists who carried out a major review of evidence.

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  • Lyme disease has 'dominated' my life

    Added On : 19th June 2019

    Morven-May MacCallum says her life is still "completely dominated" by Lyme disease, nine years on from starting treatment.

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