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Crohn's, eczema, and psoriasis have the same genetic cause

Diseases like Crohn's, psoriasis, and eczema are all caused by defects in the same genes, reveals new study.

Dead parasites in your sushi can trigger allergic reaction

Eating raw fish containing tiny dead roundworms can cause an allergic reaction and at worst send your body into shock.

Stress during pregnancy increases risk of child eczema

New study links increased risk of child eczema to mother's stress during pregnancy.

Lactose intolerance lowers cancer risks

People with lactose intolerance run a lower risk of several types of cancer. A Swedish researcher attributes this benefit to their diets.

Pollen may increase suicide rates

Scientists have established a correlation between pollen count in the air and suicide rates in Denmark.

C-section infants don’t get enough good microbes

Children born by Caesarean section start life with insufficient intestinal bacteria flora. These bacteria are known to play a part in protecting children from developing allergies and children who lack them may be at higher risk of other health problems.

New allergy cure in the pipeline

A new allergy cure is currently being tested. If the trials are successful, we may be seeing a new way of treating allergies as early as next year.

Mother’s antibiotics can give baby asthma

Taking antibiotics during pregnancy increases the risk of the baby developing asthma. Disrupted bacterial composition appears to be the culprit.

Paracetamol increases asthma risk in children

New study confirms suspicions that paracetamol increases the risk of asthma in children.

Genetic defect may give us more vitamin D

A special genetic mutation is known to cause eczema and asthma. But people with this mutation also have more vitamin D in their blood.