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Early peanut consumption may prevent peanut allergy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to widespread recommendations, early consumption of peanuts in infancy is associated with a low prevalence of peanut allergy, results of a study suggest. "Our study findings raise the question of whether early introduction rather than avoidance of peanut in infancy is...

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Early childhood immunization not linked to increased atopic disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In children at heightened risk for atopy, common childhood immunization is not associated with an increased risk of more severe eczema or allergic sensitization, according to findings published in the current issue of the journal Allergy. "Atopic diseases are among the...

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Strabismus in childhood linked to risk of mental illness in young adulthood

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children with exotropia type strabismus appear to be at increased risk for developing mental illness by young adulthood, according to a report in the November issue of Pediatrics. Esotropia in childhood, however, does not seem to be associated with mental illness in early...