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‘Safe’ Peanut Sparks Debate

News that researchers at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University have developed a process to make an allergen-free peanut was met with a flurry of excitement in the media, followed by considerable skepticism in the allergic community. While the agricultural researcher involved, Mohamed Ahmedna, sees much potential in his findings, even he cautions there […]

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When Grass Attacks

  For those with grass allergy, a lush lawn can be the bane of summer. Grass allergy is one of the most common pollen allergies, up there with the birch tree and ragweed. In the central and northern United States and Canada, grass generally pollinates in May, June and July. If the Kleenex box is […]

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H1N1 (Swine Flu): December update

In Canada and the United States, officials are encouraging people in high-risk groups (including, among others, those with asthma, small children and pregnant women) to get the shot as soon as possible. Check local newspapers and radio to see where the shot is available in your area. Egg allergic The vaccine was developed using egg, […]

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H1N1 (Swine Flu) and Food Allergy

Background: The vaccine against the H1N1 flu (formerly known as swine flu) is now available in Canada and the U.S. Frequently Asked Questions: Q. Does the H1N1 vaccine contain egg? A. The H1N1 vaccine for Canada was developed by GlaxoSmithKline using the egg-based production method. This means the vaccine viruses are grown in eggs. This […]

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H1N1 (Swine Flu) and Asthma

Just before the arrival of the second wave of H1N1 (swine flu), The Canadian Lung Association convened an expert panel to offer advice to the public, including specific suggestions for those with asthma. The main message from the four doctors on the panel was clear: do everything you can to make sure your asthma is under […]

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Test to Predict Allergies

Scientists in Australia have developed a test they say can determine when a baby is first born if he or she will develop allergies. A protein in the immune cells of newborns appears to hold the answer as to whether a baby will either be protected, or susceptible to the development of allergies later on,” […]

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Poll Finds Misconceptions About Food Allergies

The general public has some big misunderstanding about food allergies, according to a study that surveyed 2,000 Americans in February 2008. Dr. Ruchi Gupta, lead author on the study from Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, is concerned about the public’s belief of how food allergies can be treated: almost half thought there was a cure, […]

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Food Allergy Labeling: Mustard On List and New Rules

Mustard has joined the ranks of the peanut, tree nut, shellfish and others and is now considered a priority allergen in Canada. Health Canada announced last week that it is amending its new and pending food allergen labeling regulations to include mustard on the list of foods that must be declared in plain language, and […]

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Hospital Admissions Surge

More kids have food allergies today than 10 years ago, and a large number are landing in hospital because of them, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Three million U.S. children, or 4 per cent, now have food allergies, an 18 per cent jump in a […]

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Canada’s First Food Allergy Statistics

Preliminary results from the first study to gauge how many Canadians are living with food allergies indicate significantly higher rates of both peanut and tree nut allergies among Canadian children compared to those in the United States. On the other hand, rates of shellfish allergy, particularly in adults, appear to be much higher in the […]

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