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Anaphylaxis Without Warning – New-onset food allergy in an adult

Dr Michael Radcliffe is a consultant in the Allergy Service at University College Hospital, London.  He describes an unusual case where new-onset food allergy happened for the first time in an adult, whereas most cases of true food allergy (the type that can lead to anaphylaxis) commence in childhood.  He discusses possible reasons why [...]

Helping Children Face Up To Food Allergy

Expert tips from Polly James and Roisin Fitzsimons School can be anxiety provoking for many children and their families, at different times; starting a new school, transferring to secondary school or managing exam stress.  For families of children with a food allergy, there are other challenges.  Food allergy has been shown to have a [...]

2018-02-22T12:08:55+00:00December 2017|Children's Allergies|0 Comments

Urticaria And Angioedema

Dr Michael Radcliffe explains the difference. I work in a busy NHS allergy clinic in central London and in a full day of seeing patients in the out-patient clinic, I will typically see 10 new referrals.  The commonest reason for being referred is a condition called urticaria.  Amongst 10 new referrals I will expect [...]

The Obesity-Allergy Link

Dr Nicola Davies, author of ‘I Can Beat Obesity!’, considers the relationship between the two conditions. It is thought that around one in four adults in the UK are obese (the highest prevalence in Europe at 24.9%).1 In addition, the number of people affected by one or more allergies is thought to be more than [...]

2018-01-16T11:33:42+00:00October 2017|Diet, Food Allergies, Probiotics|0 Comments

PLEASE HELP US TO HELP OTHERS

It won’t cost you ANYTHING! Making ends meet is difficult for so many of us these days. And raising funds to keep going is the hardest task of all for charities like ours right now. For over 40 years our information and advisory service has been a lifeline for many suffering from all kinds [...]

2019-09-13T12:19:12+00:00September 2019|News|0 Comments

OPTION FOUR FOR NATASHA’S LAW

Better labelling needed to save lives says Nadim Ednan-Laperouse Our daughter Natasha died after eating a baguette sandwich purchased at Pret a Manger, Heathrow Airport in July 2016.  The bread had sesame seeds baked into the dough that were not mentioned on the label.  This lack of information failed to give what would have [...]

The Food Standard Agency are seeking your views on allergen labelling

The consultation launched on 25 January and will run for nine weeks. The main issue is the rule concerning foods prepacked for direct sale which are currently not required to carry allergen information. Consumers could assume the absence of allergen information on food packaging means the food does not contain allergens, which may not [...]

2019-01-31T12:19:23+00:00January 2019|Food, Labelling, Legislation, News|0 Comments