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Breastfeeding protects against food allergy: We have evidence

Eating allergenic foods during pregnancy can protect your child from food allergies, especially if you breastfeed, suggests new research. The findings, in a mouse model of allergy, underscore recent advice that pregnant or nursing mothers not avoid allergenic foods like eggs and peanuts. The study is the first controlled investigation to demonstrate protection against food...

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Shunt-flushing device for hydrocephalus gets FDA clearance; could help patients avoid extra surgery

Children with hydrocephalus often have shunts implanted to drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid that builds up inside their brain. Unfortunately, shunts have a tendency to plug up. This potentially life-threatening event necessitates emergency surgery to correct or replace the shunt. “If you have a shunt, you are always worried about what might happen in the...

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