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Defining challenge-proven coexistent nut and sesame seed allergy: A prospective multicenter European study

In the Pronuts study, Helen Brough showed that children with one nut allergy are on average able to introduce 9 other nuts into their diet which improves quality of life and reduces dietary restrictions. The study was pan European so shows differences in nut allergies across different geographical regions.

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Epicutaneous sensitization in the development of food allergy: What is the evidence and how can this be prevented?

In this review from April 2020 Helen Brough summarises the evidence that children become allergic to food through the an inflamed disrupted skin barrier, and summarised studies which have looked into how to prevent this from happening.

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Managing childhood allergies and immunodeficiencies during respiratory virus epidemics – The 2020 COVID‐19 pandemic: A statement from the EAACI‐section on pediatrics

In her position as Chair of the Paediatric Section for the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Helen Brough led a Statement in April 2020 on the managing childhood allergies and immunodeficiencies during the COVID‐19 pandemic.

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One nut allergy doesn’t rule all nuts out:

HELSINKI — For most children with a tree nut allergy, other nuts and seeds can be introduced into the diet, with challenges and supervision, particularly when they are younger, results from the prospective…

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Peanut allergy and the skin: Q&A with Dr. Helen Brough:

The skin may hold the answer as to why some children develop peanut allergies before they’ve even eaten a single peanut, suggests new research.
Dr. Helen Brough is the lead author of a groundbreaking U.K. study that reveals how exposure to peanut residue in household dust can increase the risk that…

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How to beat hayfever:

Streaming, itchy eyes, sneezing and blocked noses: the symptoms of hay fever lead to months of misery for an estimated 15 million people in this country.
Cases, caused by the body mistakenly reacting to pollen, have been steadily growing for decades. In the Seventies, only 10 per cent of the population…

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Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation:

A new study led by researchers at King’s College London in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed…

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Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation:

A new study led by researchers at King’s College London in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed…

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