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Australian researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) have found a way to predict which children are likely to outgrow their peanut allergy based on changes in antibody levels over time. The study revealed that two-thirds of children with a peanut allergy remain allergic by...

  by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice Program Can you feel something in the air? Pollen season (usually October to December) poses an extra challenge for families with asthma, allergies or hay fever. Pollen is one of the most common environmental triggers in Australia, during...

A groundbreaking research conducted by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has revealed that babies with food allergies are more likely to develop asthma and experience reduced lung function as they grow older. This study, published in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, highlights the importance...

There was no sleep in Mercedez Hinchcliff’s house until, finally, an answer to her baby’s pain was discovered. “Is there any food your son is allergic to?” I am routinely asked any time I sign up my toddler for a new activity. This seems like a...

Australian researchers have uncovered the key immunological changes that underpin remission of peanut allergy in children, paving the way for new, more targeted treatments. Research at a Glance: Researchers have uncovered key immunological changes that underpin clinical remission of peanut allergy in children The study found that...

Cassie Hamer writes about her baby’s introduction to food, which was a sickening experience. It was a video-camera moment. My five-month-old daughter was about to take her first mouthful of solids, a gloopy mix of rice cereal and breastmilk. I pressed ‘record’ as my husband gently...

Raise healthy, adventurous eaters and help prevent food allergies One of the most anxiety-provoking parts of becoming a new parent can be starting a child on solids. While allergies affect only a small percentage of children—about 4-8 per cent under the age of 5—numbers continue to...

Breastfeeding mothers may be encouraged to eat eggs to help prevent babies from developing an egg allergy, according to new studies by researchers at The University of Western Australia (UWA). Study leader Professor Valerie Verhasselt, from UWA’s School of Molecular Sciences, said the findings were important...