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Bombs in your body (25 Jan 2004)

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Looks at the dangerous effect of food allergy in humans especially among children. Helen Chan Hei-ling (Honourary Secretary, Hong Kong Institute of Allergy) explains the "skin prick test" for detecting food allergy. Adrian Wu Young-yuen (Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong) identifies the drawbacks of this test. Shows how some parents of children with food allergies deal with the problem. Points out survival of an allergy attack is sometimes a joint effort by schools, medical personnel, parents of children with or without food allergy, and sometimes even other passengers traveling in the same flight cabin.

Program: 
Pearl Report
Publish Date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2004
Station: 
TVB
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