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4 June 2019
FROM MARK'S DESK

Raised profile for allergy issues

Allergy New Zealand CEO Mark Dixon outlines the wide range of recent successful activities that have raised the profile of allergy issues in New Zealand.
NEWS BiTES
EpiPen® costs put children at risk
Children with life-threatening allergies whose families cannot afford to pay for EpiPens® are at risk unless the auto-injectors are funded as part of a National Allergy Strategy.
Combination inhalers better for mild asthma
New research on adults with mild asthma has found using combination medication as needed more effective than just a reliever, or both preventer and reliever, as per current guidelines.
Animal hair found in classrooms an asthma risk
A study into allergens in school classrooms found a pleasingly low level of peanut and dust-mite allergens, but a high prevalence of animal hair, which could trigger asthma attacks in children.
Allergy Awareness Week 2019 a success!
Members raising awareness in local communities, new resources for schools, plus some fundraising fun all contributed to making this year's Allergy Awareness Week a success.
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EXPERT ARTICLE

Genetic information clue to colds triggering asthma in some children 

A new study has identified genetic factors that help predict which children are more likely to get severe asthma attacks when they have a cold. The Malaghan Institute’s Professor Franca Ronchese reports.
ADVICE ARTICLE

Managing allergies in winter

Reducing house-dust mites is key to managing your allergies over the colder months. Allergy New Zealand’s allergy advisor Penny Jorgensen provides tips to decrease them in your home.
MY STORY

Shopping with food allergies made easier

Being a mother with two children with multiple food allergies led dietitian Lisa Hassan to develop the Allergy Well website with its Food Finder tool, which identifies foods that are safe – and those that aren't.
MY STORY

“I'm sorry … your son is anaphylactic.”

These were the words Koreen Liew-Young was dreading to hear – she knows what it’s like to live with allergies. She makes a case for food allergy to be taken seriously, including through funding EpiPens®.
RECIPE

Saucy pork chops with potato mash & coleslaw

Tender pork chops with rich paprika-spiced sauce rounded off with creamy mashed potatoes and coleslaw is The Gut Friendly Cookbook author Alana Scott’s kind of food heaven! Find out how to make it.
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