Tagged: Allergies

‘Forgotten’ antibiotic offers hope against worst superbugs - News

Jean Balchin Feb 01, 2018

An antibiotic virtually forgotten since its discovery 40 years ago could help develop new drugs against life-threatening infections caused by some of the world’s most dangerous superbugs. What are Superbugs? So-called “superbugs” possess antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of the medication used previously to treat them. These resistant microbes are difficult to treat, … Read More

Science or snake oil: is manuka honey really a ‘superfood’ for treating colds, allergies and infections? - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 15, 2017

By Nural Cokcetin, University of Technology Sydney and Shona Blair Manuka honey is often touted as a “superfood” that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds. Manuka can apparently also boost energy, “detox” your system, lower cholesterol, stave off diabetes, improve sleep, increase skin … Read More

Nail-biting thumb-suckers less prone to allergies - Unsorted

John Kerr Jul 12, 2016

Children who engage in thumb-sucking and nail-biting are more likely to grow up to be free of some allergies, according to new research from the long-running Dunedin Study. The world-famous study has followed a cohort of over a thousand children born in Dunedin in the early 1970’s, allowing unprecedented insights into what makes us into who we are (and is currently … Read More

Allergy-reducing baby formula debunked by experts - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Mar 09, 2016

Baby formula that supposedly reduces a baby’s immune response to cows’ milk doesn’t work and international guidelines should stop recommending the products, scientists say. Hydrolysed infant milk formula – marked with ‘HA’ on the tin – is recommended in many countries to lower the risk of allergic diseases in children, but a systematic review published today in The … Read More

…Another Man’s Poison. - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Feb 07, 2010

I would imagine that there is nothing scarier for a teacher than to be confronted by a child having a full-blown allergic reaction to something. It is pretty stressful for emergency-trained doctors and nurses so it must be doubly so for a non-medical person. Schools have the dilemma of wishing to reduce the risk of [...] Related posts: … Read More