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Allergy shots for pregnant women may help children

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There may be an added benefit for pregnant women who get allergy shots: It may decrease their baby's chance of developing allergies, reports NBC News.

Studies show that allergies often run in families, and children who have parents with allergies have a 30 to 75 percent chance of developing the same condition.

Researchers found, however, that women who get regular allergy shots before or during pregnancy reduced their child's chance of having asthma, food allergies or eczema.

The results are encouraging, but experts say more studies are necessary to confirm the protective effect of these shots during pregnancy.

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