Primary School Bans The One Thing Almost Every Pupil Craves

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Staff | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Chocolate has been banned at a primary school in south Wales because one pupil has an allergy to it. Alltwen Primary School in Pontardawe, Neath Po...

Birthday Cakes Have Been Banned At This Primary School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school has banned children from bringing in birthday cakes to lower the risk for pupils with allergies and avoid disruption to the school da...

Blocked Nose Or Itchy Skin? You Might Be Allergic To Your Christmas Tree

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're suffering from cold-like symptoms or itchy skin, your Christmas tree may be to blame. Roughly one third of the UK population experiences ...

Teen Who Could Die If He Ate Solid Foods On Why He's 'Blessed'

Barcroft | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Alex Visker is severely allergic to solid food which resulted in him nearly starving to death. But despite his life-threatening condition he says he i...

Woman 'Allergic To Cold' Comes Out In Hives When Temperature Changes

Caters News Agency | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mum who develops a severe rash and chokes from the slightest gust of wind is dreading winter – as she’s allergic to the cold. Jen Ferguson, 3...

Police Officer Forced To End Career After Allergic Reaction To Elastic Band

PA Real Life/The Huffington Post UK | Erin Cardiff | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being a police officer is a dangerous job – but one woman’s 15 year career in the force was ended by a simple rubber band. Jo Keeling, 40, too...

Can Your Pet Be Allergic to Humans ?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Rozenbaum

Just like people, dogs and cats can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognise certain everyday substances - or allergens - as dangerous. Even though these allergens are common in most environments and harmless to most animals, pets with allergies will have an extreme reaction to them.

It's Official, My Daughter Has Autism

Reneé Davis | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Nowadays she rarely sleeps through, and she is six next week. On top of all this she never outgrew the toddler meltdowns, and her violent outbursts have been steadily getting worse.

Mind, Body, Me - How I Retrained Myself to Eat for Wellness After Discovering I Had Food Intolerance...

Bunmi Scott | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bunmi Scott

A number of years ago I became very unwell and spent some months in and out of hospital. To my shock I was told that I had a rare autoimmune that had no cure and a disease that not many in medical field knew much about.

Do We Really Need To Eat Gluten Free Food?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time, gluten free food was only available in health food stores. Now, it seems to be cropping up here, there and everywhere, with restaura...

My Top Tips for Coping With Children With Allergies

Bunmi Scott | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents
Bunmi Scott

Once you know what your child's allergies or intolerance are then this is when you get creative with meals that they can eat. You will need to understand and know food inside out especially what's in them.

How Ombre Hair Left This Woman Fighting For Her Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you go for a quick colour treatment at your local salon, the last thing you expect is to be left fighting for your life 48 hours later. But th...

Suffering With Hay Fever? You Need To Eat Probiotic Yoghurt

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're one of the 10 million people in England with hay fever, you might find that eating a pot of probiotic yoghurt each day could ease your sympt...

Third Of People Feel No Sympathy Towards 10 Million Allergy Sufferers

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly 10 million people in the UK are allergic or intolerant to at least one type of food. However the rest of the nation has no sympathy towards su...

When Is It Okay To Eat Mouldy Food?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than opening a tub of blueberries to find a furry friend tucked away among them. Mould is a pain in the backside - and on...

6 Ways To Stop Hayfever In Its Tracks This Spring

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Spring is here, bringing with it sunshine and flowers. But for many, it also signals a more sinister side to the season. Our old nemesis: pollen. ...

Following My Letter to Jamie Oliver

Claire Campbell-Adams | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Campbell-Adams

My husband or I will phone ahead, tell them the kids have Coeliac Disease and ask if they have gluten free choices on the menu, they say yes, we tell the kids, then off we go. Inevitably we arrive to find that whilst they do gluten free for adults they don't for children.

A Parent's Response to the 100 Chefs' Letter to the Daily Telegraph

Laura Kenny | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Kenny

I have seen this attitude before to allergies, that it is up to the allergic person to sort out what they eat, not for the restaurants to provide the information. That's fair enough in theory, but if the information isn't there for staff, and the person with an allergy asks about a particular dish, how is that member of staff supposed to answer?

There Might Finally Be A Cure For Peanut Allergies

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Australian scientists may have found a way to end life-threatening peanut allergies. A study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbou...

Leave Science To The Experts

Colin McQuistan | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Colin McQuistan

Stupid tends to attract stupid, like a poo magnet. The Food Babe is influential; 876 thousand Facebook fans (the "Food Babe Army" FTW). And with that level of blind, ignorant, social media justice behind her, she can do some serious damage.

Why Dry Roasted Peanuts Are Bad For Allergies

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think you might be allergic to nuts then you'll probably want to steer clear of dry roasted peanuts, following new research suggesting that the...

What It's Like Living With a Life-Threatening Allergy

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

It's a huge pain in the arse. And actually quite scary sometimes too. I have a fair few food allergies: nuts, which can set me off into an anaphylactic reaction, fish, makes my lips swell, hideous stomach cramps and vomiting, kiwi, bananas, mustard, raw eggs, milk - the list goes on. Not to mention hayfever, eczema, mild asthma.. yep, I was one of those kids.

How Asthma Sufferers Are Putting Themselves At Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK (that's one in every five households), chances are everyone knows somebody with the condition. But des...

This Super Jab Could Be The Answer To Your Hayfever And Eczema Nightmares

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Suffering from asthma or eczema can have a serious impact on a person's work, social life and overall wellbeing, but all that could be about to change...

This Makes Your Allergies Worse

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you have allergies, you're more likely to feel the brunt of them if you're stressed out, says new research. Feeling stressed - including by all...