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Farm life nothing to sneeze at as children escape allergy sniffle

Scientists have uncovered why children who live on farms are protected from allergies. Photo: James Alcock Children who grow up on farms have fewer allergies than city youngsters and scientists think they know why. Researchers have shown that mice exposed to dust-laden farm air are protected against allergic reactions to dust mites, the most common cause of allergies in people. Scientists […]

September 6th, 2015
Topic: ALLERGIES, ANIMALS & STOCK, CHILDREN Tags: , , ,

MEAT ALLERGY VICTIMS FROM TICK VENOM

ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY ABOUT MEAT & TICKS SAY THE COWDERYS OF SYDNEY About an hour after Joy Cowdery tasted the beef casserole she had cooked, a mass of red rashes spread across her body, her tongue swelled and her blood pressure plummeted as she slid dangerously into anaphylactic shock. That was eight years ago, […]

December 26th, 2013
Topic: ALLERGIES, FOOD DRINK, Ticks Tags: , , , ,