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Cats Can Stay in Plane Cabins, CTA Rules

Three Canadians who filed complaints to the Canadian Transportation Agency about cats on airplanes are not happy with the outcome. The CTA deemed Sarah Daviau, David Spence and Katherine Covell disabled because of their cat allergies in regards to air travel and had ordered major carriers Air Canada and WestJet to create policies that would […]

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Food Allergen Labeling in Canada: Inside the Issue

Background When you have food allergies, reading packaged goods labels becomes a way of life. But recognizing if your allergen is in the product isn’t always easy. Sometimes allergens can be hidden (e.g. as “natural flavours” or “spices” or “hydrolized protein”) or referred to in consumer-unfriendly scientific names. In Canada, the allergy and celiac communities […]

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Celiac’s Tiny Offenders

Scientists in Australia are reporting that they’ve found the culprits that make gluten intolerable to people who have celiac disease.

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Dog and Cat Allergies Make Ragweed Worse

Scientists are discovering that if you have year-round allergies, for example, dog, cat or dust mite allergies, you’ll be hit extra hard once ragweed season rolls along. The study, which put 123 people with ragweed allergy in a specially-controlled room with their allergen for three hours, found that those who were also allergic to dogs, […]

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More Illness with Asthma

Asthmatics tend to get more illnesses than non-asthmatics but learning how to control those illnesses can have a positive effect on one’s asthma.

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Peanut Patch: Future Treatment?

Researchers who are working to find a way to treat food allergies have their sights on the next target – desensitization through the skin.

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Asthma Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

I think I have asthma. Now what? SYMPTOMS Some signs of asthma include a chronic cough, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, or wheezing. Talk to your doctor if you or your child has a cough that keeps you up at night, a cold that won’t go away, shortness of breath or wheezing after exercise, […]

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Asthma Control

Is My Asthma Under Control? Studies have shown that more than half of people with asthma are not properly managing it. Uncontrolled asthma can lead to frequent doctor and hospital visits, missed school or work and “presenteeism” where people show up to the office but aren’t working at full capacity because they’re having symptoms, or […]

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All About Asthma

When a person with asthma is exposed to one of their “triggers” – such as allergens, cigarette smoke, exercise or viral infections, that person’s airways will produce mucus in the airways. Exposure to an allergic trigger, such as cat dander or tree pollen sets off that person’s immune system, causing inflammation and swelling in the […]

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Asthma Triggers

Avoiding the Triggers of Your Asthma It is important to know what triggers your asthma, so that you can avoid that trigger as much as possible. The following are some potential triggers, and advice on how to avoid them. Pet dander If animal dander, for example, from a cat or dog, triggers your asthma, experts […]

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