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My friend’s fixation on her gluten intolerance puts people off. Should I let her know? | Leading questions
It’s possible your friend is trying to counter an isolating illness, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. Even if you find it tedious, don’t assume everyone else will too

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

07, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The nose bidet: can nasal rinses cure hay fever? I tried them for two weeks to find out
Nasal irrigation is popular in south Asia and on the rise in Europe and the US. A chronic hay fever sufferer sees if it can help him defeat the pollen bomb

Ammar Kalia

07, Aug, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Hospital admissions for life-threatening allergies more than double in England
Number of people taken to hospital increased to 25,721 in 2022-23, from 12,361 two decades before

Sammy Gecsoyler

28, Jul, 2023 @3:17 PM

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‘It’s one of the great mysteries of our time’: why extreme food allergies are on the rise – and what we can do about them
More and more youngsters are experiencing serious reactions to everyday foods – and even our pets are suffering. We meet one family who lost a son to anaphylaxis and ask what can be done

Bee Wilson

15, Jul, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Summer of snot: the hay fever crisis ruining dates, work and weddings
Seasonal allergies may sound like a joke to some – but they can be truly disruptive, and things are getting worse

Diyora Shadijanova

11, Jul, 2023 @10:00 AM

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UK vegan products found to contain milk or egg
Exclusive: Trading standards body warns shoppers with severe allergies could face ‘tragic consequences’

Sarah Marsh Consumer affairs correspondent

07, Jul, 2023 @4:41 PM

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Allergy season really is getting worse every year. Here’s how science can help | Theresa MacPhail
We are slowly beginning to understand how our immune systems work – but more research is desperately needed, says medical anthropologist Theresa MacPhail

Theresa MacPhail

02, Jul, 2023 @11:16 AM

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‘Hypoallergenic’ items sold at Superdrug and Boots fail allergy test
One in three products including shampoos, deodorants and wet wipes found to contain skin allergens

Sarah Marsh

26, Jun, 2023 @1:56 PM

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Hay fever may get worse due to climate change, says Met Office
Warning comes as 12 areas of UK put on red alert for ‘very high’ pollen levels

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

16, Jun, 2023 @9:08 AM

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It needs more than a pollen forecast to ease the proliferation of allergies | Tim Adams
Changes in our lifestyles, from diet to washing habits, and in the world surrounding us, may explain why so many are struggling

Tim Adams

10, Jun, 2023 @4:31 PM

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Pollen bomb! Six ways to fight hay fever this spring, from vitamin D to making new friends
Air pollution and the climate crisis are making pollen even more of a menace. Here’s how to stop your eyes itching and nose streaming

Lizzie Cernik

01, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Eurostar urged to carry adrenaline injectors in first-aid kit after medical alert
A doctor was shocked to find no anti-allergy pens on board the train, though operator says law forbids it at present

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

23, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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