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The development of probiotic treatment in obesity

Recent studies suggested that manipulation of the composition of the microbial ecosystem in the gut might be a novel approach in the treatment of obesity. Such treatment might consist of…

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Uncommon Allergies

Allergies are often associated with pollen, animal dander, dust, food or other microscopic particles that affect our immune system. However, some people have allergic reactions to physical stimuli like heat,…

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Teenage Allergies

Food allergy and food allergy attitudes among college students Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, Andrew Singer, MD, Alan Baptist, MD, MPH Food allergy is increasing worldwide, and on college campuses the…

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Common Allergies

Oral Allergy SyndromeOral Allergy Syndrome is the medical term for an allergic reaction to food which is limited to the lips, mouth and throat. Symptoms include:Itching and / or swelling…

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Childhood Allergies

Over the past 50 years or so, there has been a large increase in the occurrence of allergic diseases (asthma, hayfever, atopic dermatitis and food allergy) in the population. This…

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Adult Allergies

Hard to believe, but too much cleanliness may be to blame If you never had allergies as a child but now find yourself affected by dust, dander, mould and pollen…

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Eosinophil Esophagitis

Patients who have outgrown their food allergies can develop eosinophilic esophagitis as a reaction to the same foods, a new study shows. “Two to 4 years later, they come back…

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Bloating and Distension

Bloating can be described as the feeling that there is an inflated balloon in the abdomen. It is a commonly reported symptom and is sometimes associated with distension, or the…

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Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as “acid reflux”, is a chronic symptom of damage to the mucus membrane lining of the stomach or the oesophagus. where acid from the…

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Hair Dye Allergy

A “Memorandum on hair dye substances and their sensitising properties” adopted during the 10th Plenary of the SCCP on 19 December 2006, summarised the evaluation on the 48 hair dye…

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