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Anaphylaxis in Australia on the Increase

Allergic diseases are among the fastest growing chronic conditions in developed countries, and Australia is no exception. In recent decades, food allergy and anaphylaxis have emerged as a major public and personal health burden, contributing to increased demand for specialty services, significant economic cost, and reduced quality of life for food allergic children and their […]

Should patients be tested for metal allergies before joint replacement surgeries?

The question of whether patients should be tested for metal allergies prior to joint replacement surgeries, is a topical issue amongst orthopaedic specialists. Concerns have arisen about the role metal sensitivity may play in the development of complications following orthopaedic joint replacement surgeries. Hypersensitivity to such metals as nickel, cobalt and chromium may be responsible […]

THE AUSTRALIAN ALLERGY CENTRE OPENS ITS DOORS IN WOLLONGONG

It is with great pleasure that we announce the grand opening of our newest Australian Allergy Centre, located in Wollongong! With the rapid rise in allergic disease in the past 30 years, the demand for allergy-related community health services in Australia has reached unprecedented levels. To help address this increased demand, our brand new, state […]

THE AUSTRALIAN ALLERGY CENTRE INTRODUCES THE OPTION OF AN EXTENDED NUT PANEL FOR ALLERGY TESTING

The Australian Allergy Centre is excited to announce the expansion of its Food Allergy panels for skin prick testing, with the introduction of extensive tree nut testing. At the Australian Allergy Centre, the standard panel for skin prick testing is the Airborne Allergen panel. This panel is bulk-billed and includes a range of common inhaled […]

The Australian Allergy Centre recommends FRIENDLY FOOD as a must-have in the kitchen for anyone with food sensitivities!

Friendly Food, part of the Food for Life series published by Murdoch Books, is more than just a recipe book. Written by leading allergy experts from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Friendly Food is an essential resource in the kitchen for people suffering from food allergy or food intolerance symptoms. Friendly Food contains […]

Could a lick of peanut butter for your infant save their life?

New study reverses previous recommendations to delay introduction of peanuts for high risk allergy kids Peanut allergy is an increasingly troubling global health problem, which affects between 1-3% of children in many westernized countries.  The World Allergy Organisation has released its Consensus Communication on Early Peanut Introduction and the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants based […]

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