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Peanut allergy immunotherapy may actually do more harm than good

Food allergies are on the risePicture Partners/Alamy By Sam Wong For people with peanut allergies, undergoing immunotherapy may actually increase their risk of having allergic or anaphylactic reactions. Immunotherapy is an experimental treatment for allergies that involves repeated exposure to the allergen in gradually increasing doses, aiming to desensitise the patient’s immune system. To get… Read More »

Your Heart Needs More Than Six Hours of Sleep Nightly

When you think of methods to boost your heart health, you probably think about diet and exercise, but there’s another component that’s also important: sleep. Getting enough sleep each night, and quality sleep at that, has previously been associated with cardiovascular risk, and recent research also found that sleep is connected with subclinical atherosclerosis.1 Atherosclerosis… Read More »