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Why the world is becoming more allergic to food

Image copyright Getty Images Around the world, children are far more likely than ever before to develop food allergies. Recent inquiries into the deaths of two British teenagers after eating sesame and peanut highlighted the…

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Girl, 17, had allergic reaction from Cardiff Pret A Manger

Image copyright PA Image caption UK regulations mean some foods can be sold without individual labels denoting which allergens they contain A teenager needed hospital treatment after suffering an allergic reaction from eating at a…




Mast cell activation syndrome: Gymnast ‘allergic to everything’

An elite gymnast who is potentially “allergic to everything” has been nominated for a national diversity award. Natasha Coates, from Nuthall, Nottinghamshire, has mast cell activation syndrome – a condition that inappropriately triggers blood cells,…


Severe allergic reactions in surgery ’caused by antibiotics’

Image copyright Getty Images Antibiotics are the main cause of life-threatening allergic reactions during surgery, a new report suggests. The Royal College of Anaesthetists says more patients are claiming to be allergic to penicillin, leading…


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