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Allergy Shots May Protect Children While in the Womb

Mothers pass on immunity to their children and new research shows that this may extend to allergies as well, Time reports. A study presented at The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology assessed women who received allergy shots during pregnancy. Researchers found that receiving allergy shots during pregnancy decreased the chances of developing asthma, food allergies, and eczema by 16%. “Scientists believe that the immunotherapy provided by allergy shots could boost that protection against common allergens.” The results have important implications for the children who have allergies because 75% of these children will develop immune-based reactions.

Read it in Time.