Parents can HALVE their baby"s risk of asthma if they avoid exposing them to house dust, nuts, eggs and dairy products

Parents can HALVE their baby's risk of asthma if they avoid exposing them to house dust, nuts, eggs and dairy products Findings contradict the 'hygiene hypothesis' that exposure to allergens and germs boosts immunity 11% of children protected from allergens such as nuts and dairy products developed asthmaCompared to 27% of those exposed to the allergens By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:56 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:56 GMT, 21 March 2013 Protecting babies from highly allergenic foods and dust mites in their first year of life can prevent the development of asthma during childhood, a new study has discovered.

Infants born by C-section are five times more likely to develop allergies

Caesarean babies at higher risk of allergies: Infants born by C-section are five times more likely to suffer common reactions Babies left vulnerable by avoiding natural journey through birth canalThe journey would normally expose the baby to their mother's bacteriaBy the age of two, C-section babies more likely to have developed allergies By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:55 GMT, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 24 February 2013 Caesarian birth greatly increases a baby’s chances of developing allergies, a study has found.

Turn doctors and nurses into hospital inspectors to avoid more unnecessary deaths, says report into scandal-hit NHS trust

Turn doctors and nurses into hospital inspectors to avoid more unnecessary deaths, says report into scandal-hit NHS trust Long-awaited public inquiry into the scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust to be published next weekUp to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly Crackdown after such serious failings occurred despite various regulatory bodies being in place /12/10/article-2245865-0C0A7E8D000005DC-480_468x286.jpg” width=”468″ height=”286″ alt=”Up to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly over a four-year period at Stafford Hospital, where patients were found to have been treated 'appallingly'” class=”blkBorder” /> Up to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly over a four-year period at Stafford Hospital, where patients were found to have been treated 'appallingly' The 11million inquiry, led by Robert Francis QC, is examining what went wrong at the trust between January 2005 and March 2009.

How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus

How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus, as number of cases soarMore than 800,000 cases reported since the summerThe figures are up 83 per cent on last year | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 23 December 2012 There is a huge number of cases of norovirus, or winter vomiting bug, this year.

Mother who has head-lice for SIX MONTHS considers putting bleach on her head

Mother driven mad by head lice for SIX MONTHS even considered using household bleach Liz Slimon also spent hundreds on lotions, new bedding and towels as she tried to get rid of them She did not visit the hairdressers for six months and was considering pouring pesticide on her hair | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 29 November 2012 It is a headache familiar to many parents – the foul smelling lotions, the painstaking grooming of figdety heads, while fending off little hands desperate for a scratch.

One in 10 bank cards carries illness-causing bacteria

One in 10 bank cards carries illness-causing faecal bacteria 26 per cent of hands sampled showed traces of faecal contamination and bacteria including E.coli60 per cent of participants surveyed admitted they didn't wash their hands before eating | UPDATED: 13:56 GMT, 15 October 2012 Cards carry a surprising amount of illness-causing bacteria Next time you get your debit card out, you might want to use it to buy some hand wash.

Hygienic? No, your doctor"s rubber gloves could infect you with a superbug

Hygienic No, your doctor's rubber gloves could infect you with a superbug | UPDATED: 00:51 GMT, 21 August 2012 The probability of someone cleaning their hands drops by a third when they use gloves Like most patients, you probably think the sight of a medic wearing latex gloves is a good thing.

Hospital blunders: Almost 12,000 preventable deaths in hospitals every year due to errors in care

Hospital blunders 'result in almost 12,000 preventable deaths in hospitals every year': Junior doctors badly supervised, says study 60% of the preventable deaths occurred in elderly, frail patients | UPDATED: 13:56 GMT, 14 July 2012 Nearly 12,000 patients die needlessly in hospital every year due to blunders by staff, researchers warn.