Allergies and immunology

Association between gout and high intakes of fructose – consider reducing it

This meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies investigated the association of fructose consumption with incident gout and hyperuricemia.

Cow’s milk protein allergy in infants - Tosh Stanley

Dr Stanley talks about the diagnosis and management of infants with cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care.  3-5% of infants have this allergy. Tosh is a consultant paediatrician at Wellington Children’s Hospital and runs the paediatric allergy service. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Otago, Wellington.

Psoriasis - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about prescribing tips for psoriasis. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at Counties Manukau District Health Board and is clinical lead for dermatology teaching in the department of medicine at The University of Auckland.

Childhood Eczema - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about managing childhood eczema. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at counties Manukau DHB and an honorary senior lecturer at The University of Auckland.


Immunisation - Nikki Turner

Dr Nikki Turner talks about immunisation in primary care. Nikki is director of the immunisation advisory centre (IMAC). She is an Associate Professor in theDepartment of General Practice and Primary Healthcare at the University of Auckland. Her special interests are in immunisation, preventative child health and child poverty.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Food Allergy in Children

Food allergies (FA) and other allergic diseases can result in life-threatening reactions as well as reduce quality of life. Food allergies can develop at any age, but is most common in young children 5 years and under, including young babies. 

Despite a degree of skepticism around this, food allergies are continuing to increase and although it is unknown why it is recognised as a growing issue. Thousands of researchers worldwide are working on the allergy ’epidemic’.

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