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Answering Parents’ Big Questions on Safely Introducing Peanut to Babies

New guidelines for the early introduction of peanut foods to children as a way to prevent peanut allergy were published on January 5, 2017. In the food allergy community, this had led to an outpouring of concern – since the possibility of allergic reactions in babies is anxiety-inducing – along with some smart and specific […]

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New Guidelines on Introducing Kids to Peanut Early, and When to Allergy Test

Feeding from 4 to 6 months aimed at preventing this pervasive allergy.

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Report Recognizes Food Allergy as Health Priority, Urges Wide Epi Access, Better Labeling and Data

Sweeping report calls on FDA, CDC and other agencies to develop food allergy guidelines and expand training.

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Study Finds Rate of Anaphylaxis Soared Over a Decade

Severe reactions to foods among kids climbed by 285 percent.

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Peanut Patch Shows Progress in Kids in One-Year Findings

Almost half of youngsters could consume 10 times more peanut than at start of study.

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Colleges Lack Food Allergy Support Beyond the Dining Hall

Study finds families having to educate all – from professors to librarians, coaches and servers.

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Teens with Asthma More Likely to Smoke, Survey Shows

Asthmatic teens turning to cigarettes due to anxiety and curiosity.

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Shelf Life of an Allergy Auto-Injector May Increase to 2 Years

Mylan pursuing whether shelf life can increase to 24 months.

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Are You Sure You’re Penicillin Allergic?

Leslie Hancock always thought she was allergic to penicillin. She was told that, at a young age, she had reacted to the antibiotic. “I was always told: ‘Do not take penicillin, it could kill you.” So I always put ‘penicillin-allergic’ on my medical charts.” She avoided it her entire life and, plagued with sinus infections, her doctors had to resort to […]

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The Truth About Drug Allergies

How to tell an allergy from a side effect, the big offenders, the types of medication reactions, and what to do if you’re busting out in hives. First published in Allergic Living magazine. Click here to subscribe.  It was a string of bad luck. First, Julie Sane’s house was destroyed in a fire and her family was forced […]

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