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WestJet Scraps Nuts

There’s good news this summer for the traveling nut allergic. WestJet has stopped selling cashews on its flights and is not offering any peanut or nut products aboard its aircraft. “This has been a tremendous move on the part of WestJet,” says Yvonne Rousseau of the Allergy/Asthma Information Association in British Columbia, who had discussions […]

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Canada Makes It The Top 11 Food Allergies

Mustard has taken its place among the top foods of concern for allergies in Canada. Health Canada announced in September that it is adding the seed on its list of “priority allergens”, which also includes peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat and sulphites. The news came as Health Canada outlined […]

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1 in 13 Canadians is Food Allergic

Between 6 and 8 per cent of Canadians have food allergies, says Dr. Ann Clarke, an allergist and leading researcher at the McGill University Health Centre. In human terms, that means up to one in 13 Canadians is food allergic. Clarke revealed the new prevalence statistics at the Anaphylaxis Canada Spring Conference in Toronto in […]

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Bleach Baths for Eczema Treatment Prove Effective

A bit of bleach may be all that’s needed to treat your child’s eczema, according to research from the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The recipe? All it took was half a cup of bleach in a tub of water twice a week to see dramatic improvement. The children taking the bleach baths saw […]

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The Link Between Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes

1 in 20 diabetics will also have celiac disease. How to live with the diet double whammy. Managing type 1 diabetes is old hat to 31-year-old Catherine Oddenino. The New Yorker has had the disease since she was 11, and is adept at counting carbohydrates and dosing insulin. But in her mid-20s she was thrown […]

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Symptoms of Celiac Disease in Children

Children with celiac disease tend to be sickly, small and irritable. But once gluten-free, the turnaround is nothing short of astounding. Janet Smith was sure she wasn’t overreacting. Her 18-month-old daughter Heather had terrible symptoms: she was throwing up eight times a day, her stomach was bloated, and her diapers needed to be changed constantly. […]

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Running on Empty: The Crisis in Asthma Control

Asthmatics are living half lives, shunning exercise, medications and coughing their way through the night. It doesn’t have to be this way. Adrienne Smith has been battling with her asthma since she was diagnosed at the age of 13. For Smith, high school gym class was particulary difficult: she would often get a crushing feeling […]

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Asthma and the Common Cold

University of Calgary scientists probing the common cold and its effect on asthma have made some important discoveries. Recent research led by David Proud, a professor in the faculty of medicine, is the first to look at how every single gene in our bodies responds when infected with a cold virus, the most common of […]

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15 tihngs to clean home

15 Ways to Clean Up Your Home’s Air

The choices you make within your own home can improve the quality of air your family inhales. Home Detox Buy unscented cleaning supplies without harsh chemicals. Or, make your own: for example, mix one part lemon juice with two parts vegetable oil to make a furniture polish; use baking soda and water for scouring bathtubs, […]

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Kids with Asthma Can Play Sports

Forget the stereotype of the wheezy, wimpy kid puffing on an inhaler. Young athletes prove that you can be a winner in sports – even with asthma. Since being diagnosed with asthma when he was 4 years old, Brett Favaro has suffered pneumonia and bronchitis, asthma attacks, and been to numerous doctors. Now 22, he […]

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