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Scottish Parliament written answers — Genetically Modified Organisms: Genetically Modified Organisms (7 Nov 2001)

Malcolm Chisholm: I am advised that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is unaware of any evidence suggesting a direct link between the symptoms of food allergy and any genetically modified (GM) food or ingredient. All GM foods are subject to a rigorous safety assessment before they can be marketed in the EU. The FSA is the UK competent authority for approving GM foods, and is advised on this subject by an...

Food Labelling Bill (2 Nov 2001)

Shona McIsaac: My hon. Friend the Member for Brent, North (Mr. Gardiner) referred to nut allergies. How will the Bill relate to restaurant food? Growing numbers of people eat out and as far as I can see there is no way that the Bill would give consumers in restaurants any information. The restaurateur would have to choose to say where the food on a menu came from.

Child Abuse (17 Oct 2001)

Earl Howe: ...that is, if they are lucky; but exoneration, when it comes, is frequently by way of a specialist diagnosis of an unobvious clinical condition in the child: a congenital disorder, a birth injury, an allergy, autism, Asperger's syndrome, an adverse reaction to a vaccine, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, and so on. I have the highest regard for the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (5 Oct 2001)

Susan Deacon: was licensed in 1996. During this period there have been no reports of transmission of pathogenic virus infections (hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV) and only two reports of mild allergy type reactions. The following statement is included in the product literature: Despite a good clinical record the nature of products prepared from human blood or plasma are such that the...

Scottish Parliament: Lung Disease (27 Jun 2001)

Cathy Peattie: ...advisory committee. Asthma is one of a number of respiratory conditions that, taken together, account for a large proportion of illness and of health service activity. Besides asthma and other allergies, many people suffer from bronchitis, emphysema and work-related diseases. The global resurgence of tuberculosis is also worrying. Half a million Scots, from babies to pensioners, are...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (27 Jun 2001)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: ...a minute to diagnose the cause--just a nervous cough--and to suggest a course of action. But in the mean time, the parents had been driven to distraction by worry. Convinced that it was due to an allergy, they bought a special Hoover, replaced all the bedding, threw out all the carpets and banned suspected foods. That is just one tiny case among millions. It may seem trivial, but no case...

Scottish Parliament: National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (17 May 2001)

Elaine Smith: ...and possibly adult life. In infancy, breastfeeding has a protective effect against ear infections, diahorreal illness, colds, flu and sore throat. It lessens the chance of eczema and other allergies and prolongs natural immunity to mumps, measles, polio and other diseases. It also assists in better mental development. For mothers, it cuts the risk of breast and ovarian cancer and helps...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Health Improvement Fund (17 May 2001)

Helen Eadie: Will the minister comment on the work being undertaken in Scotland on nutrition, in particular on the detection of food allergies and intolerance? There is a perceived need to invest greater resources in that vital work, as allergies can be a matter of life or death and intolerance can contribute to illness. Does the minister envisage the health improvement fund being involved in such work?

GM Crop Trial (Low Burnham) (1 May 2001)

Michael Meacher: ...made clear that it means that adjoining crops may be contaminated by GM at a rate of up to 1 per cent. There is also the question of whether there are health impacts for those who have particular allergies. I cannot speak about that, but it is an issue. The issue of fields split into halves, one of which has been strip farmed, is a significant one, and we probably did not take it...

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (29 Mar 2001)

Lord Haskel: ...should be polarised. On the contrary, we need both. As the noble Lords, Lord Winston and Lord Hodgson, reminded us, CAM operates well in areas where orthodox medicine fails, in disorders such as allergies or chronic fatigue syndrome, and in quality of life therapies. We never have all the knowledge that we would like, so there is always risk. In our Science and Society paper we discussed...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (28 Mar 2001)

Susan Deacon: ...132 ENT Aural Clinic Ninewells Hospital Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust 133 ENT Allergy Clinic Ninewells Hospital Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust 134 Cataract Assessment ...

Anaphylactic Shock (13 Feb 2001)

John Denham: ...are admitted to hospital each year as a result of anaphylactic shock. Anaphylaxis is an acute, immune reaction needing urgent medical attention that may occur in children who suffer from severe allergies. When such severe allergies are diagnosed, the children concerned are made aware from a very early age of what they can and cannot eat or drink. I am happy to say that, in the majority of...

Complementary Medicine (24 Jan 2001)

David Tredinnick: ...that their muscles have little; if they hold an apple, which is harmonious with the body, the arm will have more strength. We have had demonstrations in the House, and it is a way of testing for allergies. Diets and allergies are an important part of health care in Britain today. The final topic is so-called radionics, which is difficult for science to test using current conditions. In...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicles (Crime) Bill: Clause 9 - Rights to enter and inspect premises (16 Jan 2001)

Anne McIntosh: ...—an embryonic voluntary card. I refer to the new driving licence, which includes a barcode, a photograph of the holder and useful information such as the holder's blood group and any diseases or allergies from which he or she suffers. In the unfortunate event that you or any other hon. Member were involved in a road accident, Mr. O'Brien, such a voluntary card would be extremely useful....

Gulf War Illnesses (15 Jan 2001)

Earl Attlee: ...his usual skill and vigour, so I shall not repeat all his very valid points. I remind the House that I have a peripheral interest. I intend to cover two points: testing for depleted uranium and allergies. DU is necessary to defeat the armour of modern enemy armoured fighting vehicles. It is not used for training, as it is unnecessary or undesirable for technical reasons. It is not a...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (18 Dec 2000)

Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many allergy clinics there are in Scotland and whether there is any shortage of allergists.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Enterprise: Enterprise (17 Nov 2000)

Wendy Alexander: Scotland’s biotechnology base has been made in the shape of the Japanese Kyorin Pharmaceutical Company’s partnership with the Scottish Biomedical Foundation to develop compounds in the allergy and immunology field.

Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill (13 Oct 2000)

Lord McColl of Dulwich: ...increased risk of cardio-vascular disease, respiratory illness and even the number of accidents and falls among the elderly. Furthermore, cold homes are more likely to be damp, thus exacerbating allergies to mould spores and other illnesses. The need for warm homes to ensure good health is clear, but the poor state of many houses in Britain means that many households cannot afford to heat...

Scottish Parliament: Body Piercing (28 Sep 2000)

Elaine Smith: deal with the consequences. There are many horrific stories of piercing gone wrong—we have heard about blood poisoning, scarring and paralysed tongues. More common problems involve infections, allergies and rejected jewellery. In some cases, the metal becomes embedded in the skin and has to be surgically removed. I talked to a GP recently, who told me that many young people baulk at...

Scottish Parliament: Fibromyalgia Syndrome (13 Sep 2000)

Shona Robison: ...their muscles become spasmodic, tight and painful to move. The syndrome is also characterised by extreme fatigue, sleep disorder and many other unrelenting symptoms ranging from migraines to allergies. To date, the hidden disability has no cure. Another symptom is forgetfulness, which many sufferers find to be the most frustrating symptom because often they cannot remember the names of...

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