Following the success of an experimental new treatment, children suffering from potentially lethal nut allergies have been offered a new 'cure'.
A groundbreaking therapy which effectively "retrains" the immune systems of patients who have food allergies so that they become desensitised to the food has been developed by doctors at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.
The technique's trials have so far helped 20 children with severe peanut allergies overcome their life-threatening condition, reports The Telegraph.
"Nuts are the most common food to cause severe, fatal or near fatal reactions.
"The patients have told us it has been a massive life changing experience. The mothers and the children say it has taken away a huge fear that had been looming over them."