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Randomized Trial of Introduction of Allergenic Foods in Breast-Fed Infants.
BACKGROUND The age at which allergenic foods should be introduced into the diet of breast-fed infants is uncertain. We evaluated whether the early introduction of allergenic foods in the diet ofExpand
Gut microbiota and development of atopic eczema in 3 European birth cohorts.
BACKGROUND Stimulation of the immune system by gut microbes might prevent allergy development. OBJECTIVE The present study examined the hypothesis that sensitization to food allergens and atopicExpand
Which aspects of the farming lifestyle explain the inverse association with childhood allergy?
BACKGROUND Farmers' children have a reduced prevalence of allergic disorders. The specific protective environmental factors responsible are not yet identified. OBJECTIVE We sought to determineExpand
Reduced diversity in the early fecal microbiota of infants with atopic eczema.
BACKGROUND It might be that early intestinal colonization by bacteria in westernized infants fails to give rise to sufficient immune stimulation to support maturation of regulatory immune mechanisms.Expand
The effect of anxiety and depression during pregnancy on obstetric complications
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of anxiety and depression during pregnancy on obstetric complications using the data collected from the St George's Birthweight Study. DESIGN ProspectiveExpand
Clinical features and natural history of physical urticaria in children
Physical triggers are the most common precipitating factors for chronic urticaria in childhood. We investigate the natural history of physical urticaria (PU) and attempt to identify prognosticExpand
Filaggrin loss‐of‐function mutations are associated with early‐onset eczema, eczema severity and transepidermal water loss at 3 months of age
Background  Filaggrin loss‐of‐function (FLG) mutations are associated with eczema and skin barrier impairment, but it is unclear whether skin barrier impairment precedes phenotypic eczema in FLGExpand
A comparison of the attitudes shown by general practitioners, hospital doctors and medical students towards alternative medicine.
The aim of this study was to compare and contrast the views of general practitioners (GPs), hospital doctors and medical students to alternative medicine. A questionnaire was sent to a random sampleExpand
Association between domestic water hardness, chlorine, and atopic dermatitis risk in early life: A population-based cross-sectional study.
BACKGROUND Domestic water hardness and chlorine have been suggested as important risk factors for atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVE We sought to examine the link between domestic water calciumExpand
Regular Breakfast Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes Risk Markers in 9- to 10-Year-Old Children in the Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE): A Cross-Sectional Analysis
Angela Donin and colleagues evaluated the association between breakfast consumption and composition and risk markers for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in 9- and 10-year-olds. Please see laterExpand