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This week in health – 20/04/2018

20Apr

Hello and welcome to this week’s round-up on the biggest news stories in the world of health. From medical breakthroughs to scorching weather conditions, this week’s round-up certainly has a wide breadth of topics to take on. So, without further … Continue reading

  

50% more people have hay fever this year

2Jul

I think you’ll all agree, this year has been an incredible summer so far. I love England in the sun, it’s like being on holiday and the feeling of the sun warming the skin is one of my favourite things. … Continue reading

  

What is Super Pollen and Thunder Fever?

14May

Super Pollen and Thunder Fever on Radio 5 Live

Super Pollen and Thunder Fever on Radio 5 Live Hayfever is a worry for many people around spring and summer time but what if I told you that things could be about to get much, much worse. Think pollen on … Continue reading

  

20 things you can do to reduce hay fever symptoms

26May

Don't sit under trees during pollen season - choose umbrellas or wide brimmed hats

The recent coverage of seasonal tree pollen allergies on Countryfile Diaries was really good, but as is the usual thing with TV, you miss out on so much of the actual filming. You guys only get a snapshot. But I … Continue reading

  

Countryfile diaries seasonal allergy special on 20th May

13May

Filming BBC Countryfile Diaries Seasonal Allergy special with Keeley Donavan

If you love nature but also want to find out how you can enjoy the Spring and Summer and embrace the outdoors whilst minimising the effects of your hay fever read on… Simple tasks like going for a walk, run … Continue reading

  

Can you get hay fever later in life?

28Jul

Symptoms of hay fever

This was a question posed today on the BBC2 Chris Evans Radio show and caught my attention as I drove into the talkhealth office this morning. One of Chris Evan’s colleagues says he’s just started getting hay fever this year … Continue reading

  

8 Of The Strangest Allergy Cures Form Around The World

5May

8 Of The Strangest Allergy Cures Form Around The World

Just a little light relief for you today, with some allergy cures. I know, I know, we all get fed up with all the people we meet who have such great advice for us that will surely cure us for … Continue reading

  

Ask the Pharmacist – April

1May

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Our latest forum, Ask the Pharmacist is now up and running. If you need advice about your medicines, have a question you’d rather not ask face to face or simply want advice – our team of pharmacists are on hand every Thursday … Continue reading

  

Wheat allergy and the wheat harvest – house bound!

8Aug

Living opposite a wheat field during harvest time - wheat allergy

It’s harvest time. The wind is blowing in swirling sweeps and the sun is shining and I am inside with the windows closed. This is because I’m allergic to wheat or just the sheer amount of dust in the air. … Continue reading

  

Copenhagen with allergies – holiday tips and eating out

19Jun

FreeFrom food I take on holiday

Anyone with allergies or coeliac disease planning to visit Copenhagen or anywhere in Denmark should find it pleasantly surprising. There are quite a high number of people with allergies in Denmark and restaurants seemed very used to being asked to … Continue reading

  

The Allergy UK Conference 2014 – My top 5

15May

Ruth Holroyd of What Allergy? at the Allergy UK Conference 2014 with Michael Merrett of Allergy Essex.

Last month I was extremely lucky to be able to attend The Allergy UK Annual conference, the first one they have run but hopefully the first of many. The quality of speakers was excellent and I learnt so much my … Continue reading

  

Can you have immunotherapy if you have asthma?

19Mar

Dust mite

For years I’ve been trying to get a referral for immunotherapy for my hay fever and dust mite allergy but have been told that it’s not available, that I wouldn’t qualify because I have asthma etc. etc. OK… but my … Continue reading

  

The magical benefits of Salt for Asthma, COPD, Sinusitis and other respiratory and skin conditions

5Sep

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We are all familiar with the benefits of sea air and natural salt caves, but did you know that salt has also been used for over 200 years as a natural therapy for respiratory ailments and skin conditions? Salt therapy … Continue reading

  

The Allergy Show – my top four funnys

13Jun

Allergy Show 2013 goodies

Since returning from the Allergy Show life has been hectic with work and preparing for a talk at my local library about Food allergies and intolerances (10.30 – 11.30am on Thursday 13th June at Wendover library – more on that … Continue reading

  

Flippin hay fever!

25May

Well, it’s here. It’s arrived with avengeance …. this flippin hay fever! Thought I’d got off lightly this year as the weather has been so awful and I’ve not needed to take any medication. And, given I’m allergic to tree … Continue reading

  

Online clinic on hay fever and environmental allergies with NHS Choices

27Apr

talkhealth in partnership with NHS Choices, Action Against Allergy and The King’s College London Allergy Academy have today launched an Online Clinic on Hay Fever and Environmental Allergies. Clinical experts including Dr Adam Fox, Dr Helen Brough, Dr Joanna Lukawska and … Continue reading

  

Plants, Pollen & Allergies

22Mar

pollen calendar

Natural beauty products may feel beautiful on the skin, enhanced by the delicious aroma of organic essential oils and gentle ingredients to soothe and nurture. However the plants from which we derive actives that treat our skin so well are … Continue reading

  

Allergy Sufferers Prone To Osteoporosis!

22Nov

Research reveals that Osteoporosis is one of the major complications of prolonged corticosteroid treatment. Efforts need to be made to minimise the dose of steroid and to reduce the risk factors. 12.2 million allergy sufferers visit their GP’s annually for … Continue reading

  

Global warming could increase allergies

10Nov

A new investigation has been launched to assess the impact global warming could have on allergic diseases. The project is funded by the European Commission and will include researchers from the University of East Anglia. It is the first investigation to focus … Continue reading

  

Eating yogurt during pregnancy may lead to asthma and hay fever

20Sep

A recent study has found that eating low-fat yogurt whilst pregnant may increase the risk of the child suffering with asthma or hay fever. Researchers suggest that it could be due to non-fat related nutrient components and that women who … Continue reading

  

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