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FOOD ALLERGY

Cracking Open Tree Nut Allergy

What’s New: Cashews are Very Allergenic

European scientists have discovered that despite popular belief, peanuts may not be the allergen that causes the most severe allergic reactions. In one important study, discussed at the the 2010 meeting of the AAAAI, that dubious distinction fell to the cashew.

The Scoop On: Peanut and Nut Oils

Oils generally come in two kinds: refined and unrefined.

Ask the Allergist: Tree Nuts at School

The school restricts peanuts, but not tree nuts. Can you give me any advice on how to keep her safe at school? Dr. Michael Pistiner answers.

Flying Allergic

Until recently, there has been little information about just how common on-board reactions really are. But a study, “Allergic reactions to peanuts, tree nuts, and seeds aboard commercial airlines,” out of the University of California at Davis’s School of Medicine, shows that high-flying allergic reactions are not unusual.

Food Allergy Deniers

Many adults with food allergies don’t bother to take precautions, turning a blind eye to potentially deadly risks.

The Peanut/Nut Allergy Handout

FAQs answered by Dr. Antony Ham Pong.

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