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New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants
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New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants

Babies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as early as 4 months of age, new U.S. guidelines suggest.

Treating Peanut Allergy Earlier in Childhood Is Better
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Treating Peanut Allergy Earlier in Childhood Is Better

A treatment for peanut allergies may work better if it's given to children earlier, even as young as 9 months, before the body's "allergic program" fully matures, new research suggests.

Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
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Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

If your kid's nail-biting or thumb-sucking habit drives you nuts, you'll be happy to hear that a new study suggests those habits may have a health benefit.

Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
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Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

A relatively rare abnormality in the makeup of germs in an infant's gut may triple the risk for allergies and asthma in childhood, new research warns.

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?
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Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?

Gluten sensitivity appears to be a real medical problem and not a figment of the popular imagination conjured up by the gluten-free craze, a new study contends.