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Gene Therapy

South Africa’s ‘Bubble Boy’ receives gene therapy in the US - What is Gene Therapy? You have probably

AFSA News – September

AFSA NEWS SEPTEMBER 2017 ‘DreamGuard competition’ Many congratulations to our winner Losh Kisten and a big

Gluten-free choc brownies

Gluten-free choc brownies Ingredients: 225g good quality dark chocolate 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 3 eggs beaten 200g dark

Nasal rinsing for clear nasal passages

Nasal rinsing for clear nasal passages Establishing and maintaining healthy airways is easy, cost-effective and often overlooked. Used

Cold, allergy or flu? Know the difference for best treatment.

Cold, allergy or flu? Know the difference for best treatment. You are sneezing , have a runny nose,

Why do children suffer from repeated airway infections?

Why do children suffer from repeated airway infections? Airway infections are common - especially in young children. Every

AFSA News – August

AFSA NEWS AUGUST 2017 ‘Faces of Asthma’ On 23rd of July we filmed our first awareness

  • Celiac Disease

Living with Coeliac Disease

Living with Coeliac Disease Living with coeliac disease is hell, challenging and fun. Hell because you can’t go

  • Breastfeeding

Latching on to breastfeeding

Latching on to breastfeeding World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year worldwide to improve the health of babies

  • sweetcorn fritters

Recipe: Sweetcorn and Pumpkin Fritters

Recipe: Sweetcorn and Pumpkin Fritters A great South African staple – one way of getting yellow veggies down

  • Chickepea-burgers

Chickpea & Coriander Bunless Burgers

Chickpea & Coriander Bunless Burgers Ingredients 400g can chickpeas, drained zest of 1 lemon, plus

Alpha-Gal (red meat allergy) research team off to Transkei!

Alpha-Gal (red meat allergy) research team off to Transkei! A small research team from the department of Allergology

The battle of crèche syndrome

The battle of crèche syndrome An air purifier will trap and destroy odours, tobacco smoke, allergens, viruses and bacteria,

Allergy prevention strategies

Allergy prevention strategies Allergies of all sorts (asthma, hay fever, eczema and more recently food allergy) have increased dramatically over

Allergy Recipe: Egg free meringue

Recipe: Egg Free Meringue It’s probably the stuff you’re probably pouring down the sink as waste. But the murky

The risks of eating out

The risks of eating out Most people are able to eat any type of food without any reaction. A

Side effects of commonly used “cough and cold” medications in children

The side effects of cough and cold medications Children get a wide variety of ailments and infections in their first

  • using your inhaler

Anaphylaxis: what is it and how do we manage it?

Anaphylaxis: what is it and how do we treat it? Anaphylaxis is the most severe of the allergic reactions.  Because

  • colic or cow's milk allergy?

Does my baby have colic or cow’s milk allergy?

Does my baby have colic or cow's milk allergy? All newborn babies cry sometimes, with up to 2 hours

  • coughs and colds

Coughs and Colds- when to seek help

Young children often get “sick” more than adults because their immune system is less strong. Most childhood illnesses are mild

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