Digesting the danger

With food allergies among Australian children on the rise, teaching caregivers to recognise and treat an allergic reaction can be a life-saver

With food allergies among Australian children on the rise, teaching caregivers to recognise and treat an allergic reaction can be a life-saver.

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Australia has one of the highest rates of atopic disease in the world, with a recent Melbourne population-based study finding 10% of infants aged 12-15 months had an IgE-mediated food allergy.1

Epidemiological studies conducted over the past decade have demonstrated that the incidence of asthma has plateaued in developed countries such as Australia and the UK, but other atopic disorders such as allergic

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