I was recently invited to write an article for Arab News, focusing on the increased incidence of allergies in the 𝐌𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭.
This included the significant growth of 𝘩𝘢𝘺𝘧𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 and 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘩𝘮𝘢 and its 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘤 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘵.
It was published on the 14th of May under the name “𝐌𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬”.
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Dr Costa is a Consultant Paediatrician and fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.