Children and young people

New treatment to reduce effects of peanut allergy to benefit thousands of children

Thousands of children and young people will receive a pioneering treatment for peanut allergy after NHS England secured the first deal of its kind in Europe. The treatment, known as Palforzia, helps to reduce the severity of reactions to peanuts – including anaphylaxis – making family holidays abroad, birthday parties, and Christmas treats possible for […]

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Top doc urges public to be safe this Bonfire Night and Diwali

England’s top children’s doc is encouraging people to enjoy Bonfire Night and Diwali safely as the celebrations return following COVID restrictions last year. Professor Simon Kenny, paediatric surgeon and the NHS’s national clinical director for children and young people, is urging the public to be extra careful when handling fireworks or sparklers this winter, especially […]

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