Feb/Mar 2011

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A Good Soak

Subscribers Only — Too busy for your bathtub? A leisurely soak is more than just old-fashioned indulgence. It can be a therapeutically effective way to relieve stress, soothe muscles and even treat insomnia.   More...

Research Roundup: Eating Eggs, Food Allergy & Asthma, Celiac Disease on the Rise

Parents concerned about egg allergy in infants may want to offer eggs sooner rather than later, say researchers in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Guidelines have traditionally advised parents to withhold eggs until 12 months of age or later. But in a study of more than 2,500 Australian infants recruited from the general population, researchers found that infants given eggs after 12 months of age were three times more likely to have challenge-proven egg allergy at 14 to 18 months than those introduced at 4 to 6 months of age.   More...