Women who take fish oils and probiotics while pregnant could protect their baby from allergies. Fish oil has been found to shield against reactions to hen’s eggs and peanuts. A daily fish oil capsule taken after the 20th week of pregnancy and for the first three or four months of breastfeeding cuts the chances of a child developing an egg allergy by almost a third. The review of 19 studies by Imperial College London also found that it may slash a child’s risk of a peanut allergy by 38%. The researchers also found that a daily probiotic supplement could reduce the risk of childhood eczema by more than a fifth. Read more here.