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Oral immunotherapy effective for peanut-allergic kids

Oral immunotherapy effective for peanut-allergic kids (Getty Images) Low-dose and high-dose of oral immunotherapy (OIT) is safe and equally effective at suppressing allergic immune responses to peanut in children, suggests a study. Peanut OIT involves eating small, gradually increasing amounts of peanut protein daily. Previous studies showed that peanut OIT in older children can offer some protection against potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis caused by peanut exposure. This study, conducted by Wesley Burks, researcher at the University of North Carolina in the US, assessed whether giving OIT to younger children whose duration…

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Video selfie while brushing can improve your oral health

Video selfie while brushing can improve your oral health (Getty Images) Recording video selfies while brushing your teeth can help you learn how to improve oral health care techniques, according to a new study. According to the study published in the journal Indian Journal of Dental Research, researchers saw an increase in the accuracy of brush strokes, in number of strokes and an overall eight per cent improvement in tooth-brushing skill while taking a selfie video. “Video and picture selfies are increasingly used in medical fields to assess, monitor and…

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