Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is a charitable, not for profit organisation that aims to improve allergy awareness in the Australian community. Our friends at A&AA have kindly allowed us to share their latest newsletter, usually only available to A&AA members. The newsletter contains information on managing allergies along with updates on allergy education and research (including results from our own HealthNuts study!) and is a great resource for families and schools. If you enjoy the newsletter, we encourage you to become a member of A&AA. Membership fees are $65 for families and $85 for schools/child care centres.
The Centre for Food & Allergy Research is a collaboration of Australian's leading experts in children's food allergy and food related immune disorders. It was established in March 2013 and is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia.
The Centre uses a multi-disciplinary approach, including epidemiology, immunology, paediatrics, nutrition, gastroenterology and biostatistics to investigate:
- what causes food allergies and food-related immune disorders
- how to prevent these allergies and disorders from developing
- how to prevent severe allergic reactions
- how to prevent food allergies from developing into asthma
The Centre will work with governments, health bodies and the community to:
- communicate and explain its research findings
- support the development of related evidence-based policies and practices
- promote consistency in the diagnosis and management of allergic conditions