According to a study last year in the journal Pediatrics, by Michelle M. Garrison, a research scientist at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, about 21 percent of pre-school children deal with at least two sleep problems, from a list that includes difficulty falling asleep, nightmares, repeated night waking or daytime tiredness. Between 20 and 43 percent… Read more »
Children living in U.S. cities are much more likely to have food allergies than kids in rural areas, according to a large study published in Pediatrics.
A researcher with the AllerGen research network in Canada is hoping a urine test he’s developing will turn the grey area of diagnosing asthma into simple black and white. Asthma can be tricky for a doctor to diagnose, especially in young kids. Symptoms can mimic other diseases and spirometry, the breathing test to diagnose asthma,… Read more »
An Ohio study shows that fewer than half of parents and kids with nut allergies could correctly identify nuts in and out of the shell.
A study published the summer of 2011 finds that 8 percent of American children under the age of 18 have one or more food allergies. That means 5.9 million kids across the U.S. are at risk food-allergic reactions. That 8 percent finding is considerably higher than previously known. Earlier prevalence estimates that have found the… Read more »
Don’t let food allergies take the fun out of your next vacation. Prep the family with these tips before you go and you’ll be ready for adventure, not angst.
Almost 6 million U.S. children under the age of 18 have food allergies, says a new study. Peanuts, milk and shellfish are found to be the most common culprits.
Food allergy was a hot topic of research conversation at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology conference in San Francisco in March 2011. While no food allergy “cure” looms around the corner, there was an encouraging sense that treatments and new tests are coming. Researchers are unlocking more secrets of allergies and… Read more »
Children sleeping in bedrooms where they are exposed to high concentrations of a type of volatile organic compound found in paint and other products, and called propylene glycol and glycol ethers (PGEs), are at higher risk for allergies and asthma, according to a Swedish study. While there is lots of research to show volatile organic… Read more »
An invitation to a birthday party is exciting news for any kid! But worries about food allergens can spoil the fun for those with allergies. Help food-allergic kids stay safe and have fun by following this expert tips.