weekly round up of allergy news from around the globe1

Interesting Reads

 

Quite in tune with our research article this week “Eczema, Asthma and Allergies Part 1: Why Does My Child Have All Three?!,” researchers in Australia are looking in to how long mother’s should breastfeed and whether allergens should be introduced earlier in an infants diet.

Latest allergy advice says mothers should eat oily fish and feed peanuts to babies

By Rania Spooner for The Age, Victoria

 

This week in the world of allergies, has been a week of personal stories; of triumphs and disappointments. However, thanks to the allergy community sharing their stories, we can learn from them.

‘Gluten free’ Zara shirt pulled after causing offence in Spain

For The Local, Spain

 

Newry pharmacist saved nut allergy chef after anaphylaxis attack at carvery

By Victoria O’Hara for The Belfast Telegraph

 

A mother, learning to walk the food allergy line

By Sarah Ahrens for The Washington Post

 

Furious mother slams ‘cruel’ airline after it refuses to warn other passengers of her daughter’s severe nut allergy (leaving her to pay thousands for flights home with a different carrier)

 By Georgia Diebelius for The mail Online

 

4 things we can learn from the allergy community this week:

  1. If we work together, we can affect change
  2. Protecting and educating allergy children will help them own their allergy
  3. ALWAYS remember your EpiPens and to ask about allergens if eating out
  4. Don’t fly with Finnair if you have a nut allergy, they can be incredibly unhelpful.

 

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