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Tagged: Allergies in the news

Asthma and the allergy link

11May

Recently I was invited to speak on BBC West Midlands radio about a recent report detailing the number of deaths caused by asthma in the UK. It makes for pretty shocking reading… UK asthma death rates among the worst in … Continue reading

  

1.5 million visitors to What Allergy in 2015!

7Jan

Thank you to all 1.5 million visitors who read this blog in 2015

Thank you all! What an awesome year! Happy New Year to you all, 2015 was a pretty busy year and this blog just continues to grow. Last year over 1.5 million people visited this blog. That’s awesome! People from 219 … Continue reading

  

Proof that going gluten and dairy free is easy!

19Nov

Number One Aldwych goes gluten and dairy free... and no one

Everyone is talking about Number One Aldwych near Covent Garden this week and you may have seen them featured on ITV news too. Apparently they went gluten and dairy free ages ago and no one noticed! Number One Aldwych goes … Continue reading

  

Oscar & Bentleys win FreeFrom Eating out Awards

19Nov

FreeFrom Eating out Awards 2015

Fantastic news this week for anyone eating out with allergies, the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards have announced the winners and runners up. For anyone with a nut, dairy, wheat, soya, fish or any other food allergy this blog post is … Continue reading

  

Why comparing murder with anaphylaxis is pointless

22Oct

Allergy death less likely than murder

Dr Robert Boyle can be heard talking about how you are more likely to be murdered than die from anaphylaxis on Inside Health which features adrenaline auto-injectors and their suitability for general use. Skip to minute 18:30 to listen to … Continue reading

  

Kissing eases eczema and allergy symptoms

25Sep

Eczema cartoon

You heard it here first! Kissing is good for you. Well we all know that, but kissing when you have eczema and allergies could be particularly beneficial! I love this piece of news, more proof that snogging is seriously underated … Continue reading

  

What allergy live on MarlowFM radio

21Aug

MarlowFM radio station

Just a very quick blog to let you know that I am going to be joining Phil Hawthorn, DJ extraordinaire, live on MarlowFM radio on Monday morning, 11am on 24th August. We’ll be talking about all things allergy related so … Continue reading

  

ITV news, allergen regs and a FreeFrom cafe

24Jul

Me outside ITN Studios before the filming

The allergen regulations came into play in December 2014, almost six months ago, so food service businesses have had quite some time to get ready for the allergic community. There was plenty of warning before the regulations came into effect … Continue reading

  

Our story – allergy and anaphylaxis – the first diagnosis – by Karen and Ian Connell

23Jun

3 yo JoJo supporting Allergy UK - diagnosed anaphylactic to nuts

This is Ian and Karen’s story, about how they discovered their little three year old daughter was allergic to nuts and getting that first anaphylaxis diagnosis… Ian tells the story about how something so simple as feeding the birds started … Continue reading

  

Top chefs attack new EU regulations on allergens in food

10Mar

Is the only really safe thing to eat in a pub a bag of ready salted crisps?

Well this morning the allergic community has been up in arms at recent coverage of the new EU regulations about food allergens. You can read the whole article here in the Telegraph, “EU chefs attack new EU regulations in allergens … Continue reading

  

Dear E45, why don’t your adverts feature any dry or eczema skin?

9Feb

Eczema on face

Dear E45 I have eczema. I might be your perfect customer had I not already tried E45 and found it made my skin worse due to presence of lanolin. Lanolin, a known skin irritant, yet it’s found in E45 for … Continue reading

  

Freefrom highlights 2014 – living with multiple allergies

1Jan

Happy New year from everyone at What Allergy head quarters (that’ll be me then). 2014 has been an amazing year; I’ve learnt loads, not just about myself and my own allergic reactions but I continue to learn so much from … Continue reading

  

BBC Breakfast filming about new allergen labelling laws

4Dec

Filming with BBC Breakfast about new allergen labelling laws

Today I have been filming with Graham Satchell of the BBC for a feature about the new allergen labelling regulations which will become law on the 13th December. You can find out more on the Food Standards Agency website. Filming … Continue reading

  

What Allergy? in Mail on Sunday – newspaper who brand us all paranoid

7Nov

Right you lot, I normally don’t recommend anyone to buy the Daily Mail in any form. If it was the only newspaper on the shelves I would probably walk on by hissing and spitting at it. I still haven’t quite … Continue reading

  

We’ve had 2 million views – thank you all!

3Nov

Thank you from whatallergy.com

Incredible news, hot off the press. This is just a short blog post because I think it’s pretty cool. You and over two million other allergy and eczema people have read this blog. WOW! Over Two Million people have visiting … Continue reading

  

What Allergy? voted in the top 10 Health blogs in the UK

9Sep

What Allergy voted 4th in Top 10 UK Health blogs

Very quick blog post today, I am just back from an amazing week’s holiday in Dorset (hence the radio silence) in a self-catering cottage, just me, my notepad, writing my novel and lots of books to read. I went on … Continue reading

  

How to crash your blog’s server – half a million hits!

31Jul

Half a million hits in one hour on whatallergy.com

First of all I would like to apologise to anyone who tried to access this blog on the evening of 29th July and the morning of 30th July. It appeared that whatallergy.com had been suspended. But why? I was worried. … Continue reading

  

7,800 allergy experts at EAACI 2014 – event review

20Jun

Me by the winning poster, needle length analysis

If you read my recent blogs about travelling to Copenhagen you may have noticed that I was attending the European Academy for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) congress as a journalist. It was almost like being famous, I got access … Continue reading

  

It’s National Allergy Awarness Week 2014

27Apr

28th April to 4th May is Allergy Awareness Week #AllergyWeek

This week I will be mostly making a big fuss and talking even more than I normally do about living with multiple allergies to help spread awareness because it’s Allergy Awareness Week from Monday 28th April to Sunday 4th May … Continue reading

  

(NOT) New peanut desensitisation treatment

30Jan

Today the news about ‘groundbreaking’ peanut desensitisation featured widely on the radio and in the newspapers and it was heart warming to hear the story of Lena, who can now live without the fear of peanuts after her successful treatment … Continue reading

  

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