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NICE guidelines which will help GPs diagnosing food allergy in children

WEDNESDAY, February 23 2011 (NICE) -- New NICE (The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines published today will give GPs, nurses, community and primary care health professionals and patients clear recommendations on the diagnosis and assessment of children and young people with suspected food allergy.

The incidence of common allergies has tripled in the last 20 years and allergic conditions are becoming more complex and more severe. Over one in 20 children now has a food allergy with one in 50 allergic to nuts. Many of these children can be very ill and also have to cope with other allergy problems such as asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis.

For most children the first port of call when presenting with suspected allergy will be the family doctor or a primary care health professional. These guidelines aim to offer support to ensure the correct diagnosis is made in a timely manner.

Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments

By Jenifer Goodwin, HealthDay Reporter

SUNDAY, May 2 2010 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five children with autism uses alternative treatments to help with the neurodevelopmental disorder, most often a special diet, a new study finds.

Of 1,212 children with an autism spectrum disorder included in the study, about 17% were on special diets. More than half of those were on a gluten-free, casein-free diet, which eliminates wheat and dairy products. Other common dietary changes included avoiding processed sugars and taking probiotics, microorganisms found in foods such as yogurt and supplements that may help maintain gut bacterial flora.



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