Pregnant women exposed to pollen shortly before birth are more likely to have children with severe asthma

Pregnant women exposed to pollen shortly before birth are more likely to have children with severe asthma Counts can vary markedly year to year but are highest from late spring to early autumn Pregnant women may become sensitive to high levels of pollen and pass this on to their unborn child By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:47 GMT, 7 January 2013 High pollen exposure in the last three months of pregnancy significantly increases a baby's risk of serious asthma attacks, research has shown.

The little boy who could be killed by Christmas: Severe allergies mean Theo can"t enjoy a tree or a mince pie

The little boy who could be killed by Christmas: Severe allergies mean Theo can't enjoy a real tree or even a mince pie Both Theo and his mother suffer from a range of extreme allergies, which make celebrating Christmas a bit of a choreThey could go into anaphylactic shock if they accidentally consumed nuts or went too near a real pine tree | UPDATED: 11:31 GMT, 10 December 2012 For most children, December is an exciting time when they enjoy decorating the Christmas tree and tuck into festive goodies.

A real labour of love: Devoted farmer creates heart-shaped meadow by planting thousands of oak trees in tribute to his late wife

Heart of oaks: One farmer”s growing love for his late wife is clear from glade in memorial meadow he planted Bereft Winston Howes planted the sapling oaks 17 years ago Trees have grown into a glorious meadow with a heart pointing towards his late wife”s childhood homeTribute had been a family secret until balloonist photographed it from the air

Just the ticket for popping the question: The romantic “tunnel of love” railway line that’s so beautiful it’s beyond be-leaf

Just the ticket for popping the question: The tree-lined romantic “tunnel of love” railway line that”s so beautiful it”s beyond be-leaf (just watch out for the train) . Strolling hand-in-hand with someone special, these young lovers must be in one of the world”s most romantic spots.

Season to be jolly? Not for the mother who"s allergic to Christmas trees, tinsel, mince pies and turkey

Season to be jolly Not for the mother who”s allergic to Christmas trees, tinsel, mince pies and turkey The festive season would not be complete without Christmas trees, tinsel, mince pies and turkey. But for Donna Hindley, these seemingly innocuous Yuletide items are a source great of dread. For the mother-of-two has such an extreme array of allergies that she is left suffering from severe hay fever-type symptoms for most of December