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Shift workers 'more likely to have asthma'

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An international team of scientists  has compared the effect of day working with shift working on asthma diagnosis, lung function and symptoms and found that shift workers, especially those working permanent night shifts, showed increased risks of asthma, especially moderate or severe asthma.

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A New Nasal Test for Shrimp Allergy

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A shrimp allergy test delivered with a dab of shrimp extract in the nostril is safe and reliable, Barcelona researchers report.

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Has baby had its Weetabix? Study shows breakfast cereals guard against gluten allergy

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A new study shows that introducing high doses of gluten to infants could offer protection against coeliac disease 

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Warning over flammable eczema creams after fire deaths

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A fire warning has been issued over the danger posed by a build-up of emollient creams used to treat eczema, psoriasis and ichthyosis that has dried onto clothes and bedding.

 

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Asthma inhalers on trial for treatment of COVID-19

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Asthma inhalers on trial for treatment of COVID-19

A trial by Queensland University of Technology and Oxford University researchers believe asthma inhalers could also be used to treat COVID-19.

 

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