Allergies - immunity
[Literature Library] A birth cohort study on HMOs and allergy risk
This observational birth cohort study investigated the association between human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and common allergic outcomes in a cohort of high-allergy risk babies up to 18 years of age. It was found that certain HMO profiles were indeed associated with varying risk level of allergic disease outcomes such as sensitization, wheeze, asthma and eczema.
[Guideline Summary] International Paediatric Association (IPA) Position Statement on promoting and supporting children’s health during COVID-19
This Position Paper from International Paediatric Associaton (IPA) provides recommendations to support health needs of children during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Areas in scope include routine care and immunisation, preventing children from acquiring and transmitting infections, mitigating the consequences of social isolation, remote delivery of care.
Risk factors for cow’s milk protein allergy in Chinese infants
This multicenter clinical study in China investigated the risk factors for cow’s milk protein allergy among infants and found the strongest association with maternal food allergy. Protective factors identified include exclusive breastfeeding and introduction of complementary food after 6 months of age. [Article in Chinese]