While advisory labels can be helpful to allergic consumers, they are voluntary and are not required under labeling regulations in United States.
The tricks to understanding package labels.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the long-awaited school food allergy guidelines.
Canada has its first officially certified gluten-free product: Lay’s potato chips. In order to obtain the designation, four facilities in Canada and one in Mexico were certified under the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification Program. The chips, made by Pepsico Canada, for the most part have always been made without gluten, but now customers can… Read more »
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 »
Ignoring a request to ban cats on flights, the Canadian Transport Agency gives airlines the option to create a five-row buffer zone between the cat and the allergic passenger.
Scientists in Australia are reporting that they’ve found the culprits that make gluten intolerable to people who have celiac disease.
As if suffering from allergies to dogs and cats wasn’t enough, scientists have discovered that having this type of year-round allergy makes people’s ragweed symptoms worse.
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.
Researchers who are working to find a way to treat food allergies have their sights on the next target – desensitization through the skin.