In a brand new PodcastOne original series, ‘Allergies’, professors Mimi Tang and Katie Allen from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute provide much needed explanation into allergies and food intolerance.

The dedicated 9-part release explores why allergies and food intolerance occur, the physical response in the body, diagnosis, management and prevention.

Allergy affects approximately 10% of all babies born in Australia, with hospital admissions for food allergy related illness doubling in the last decade.

With approximately 1 in 20 children and 2 in 100 adults suffering from some form of allergy, The Murdoch Children’s Institute is committed to providing comprehensive and accurate information for Australians.

“Allergies are incredibly common, but for parents and sufferers, they can be quite confronting”, said Professor Mimi Tang.

In their roles at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Mimi and Katie meet with thousands of concerned parents each year, seeking advice and intervention for distressing and often debilitating allergies and food intolerance in children.

“People struggle with the perplexing and often inaccurate information that’s out there, so we have created Allergies with PodcastOne to separate fact from fiction to hopefully alleviate some stress and create a healthier community overall”, said Katie Allen.

“Using the free and easily accessible podcasting medium, we have been able to distill and present information in a clear and accurate manner, in language everyone can understand”.

The nine-part series looks at:

- What an allergy is
- Anaphylaxis and its diagnosis
- Managing allergies and food intolerance in the community
- Prevention and travelling with allergies
- Emerging research and potential cures
- Gut allergies and delayed reactions
- Intolerances and gut health
- Are food allergies on the rise?
- Asthma, eczema and hay fever

Allergies by Mimi Tang and Katie Allen from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute will be available to listen free at podcastone.com.au, the PodcastOne app, Apple Podcasts or the Murdoch website, www.mcri.edu.au, from 15 November 2018.

Mimi Tang and Katie Allen are available for interview upon request.

For all media enquiries and interview requests, please contact:
Madeleine Maher
Madeleine.maher@sca.com.au

0439 002 693