The Allergy Fix

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Why is there such an alarming increase in the number of children with food allergies?
THE ALLERGY FIX explores the science behind the surge in childhood food allergies over the last twenty years. More than three times as many children have food allergies now than twenty years ago. And one out of every three children is now allergic to something, be it food, animals, or plants.

In searching for a fix, scientists are up-ending the conventional wisdom about what causes allergies and how to deal with them. From deliberately giving peanuts to babies...to absorbing parasitic worms through the skin...to understanding why Amish farm families have few allergies. THE ALLERGY FIX travels across Canada and to the US, the UK and Germany to investigate the latest attempts to fix the allergy epidemic, and highlights some innovative, surprising medical advances that are sparking hope.

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GVLIB106366
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B743