Cure for peanut allergy

News this week is that the doctors at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, have discovered a cure for peanut allergy.

Hopefully, researchers think it could work for other allergies such as egg and dairy too.

1 in 50 children in Britain have a peanut allergy and about seven children die each year from a dangerous reaction. But when 23 children were tested by giving them daily doses of peanut flour in their foods over a fixed period all but two were cured.

It goes without saying that nobody should attempt this by themselves outside of a medical environment – previous similar attempts to cure children this way had failed. However it is hoped that significant advances in providing this cure will be made in the next three years.

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