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Celiac Linked to Higher Rate of Miscarriage and Premature Birth 

A study of pregnancy experiences finds that women with celiac disease are significantly more likely to miscarry or give birth prematurely than other women. The study was conducted through a lengthy online survey and involved 970 women: 329 of whom had tested postive by biopsy for celiac disease, and a control group of 641 women […]

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Sabrina’s Law Turns 10 Years Old

It was the food allergy law that became famous across North America, and the hope born from tragedy. Ten years ago this month – May 16, 2005 – a legislative bill to accommodate students at risk of anaphylaxis in their schools in the province of Ontario was put to a final vote. As parents and […]

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Disney Restaurants Launch New Allergy-Friendly Menus

Long recognized for their allergy accommodations, Walt Disney World and Disneyland, just got even friendlier. In April, Disney began unveiling new allergy-friendly menus at some of its restaurants at its Orlando and Anaheim resorts and parks. These menus clearly state what everything from appetizers to mains and desserts are “free from” among most top allergens […]

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‘Seriously, Celiac’ Campaign Stresses Need for Family Testing

Video goes viral, while program guides the ‘how-tos’ of conversation.

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FDA’s Advice to Consumers on Peanut in Cumin

The FDA is advising people who are highly allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder.

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A Fatal Night Out – as New EU Allergy Rules Take Effect

Shahida Shahid, 18, informed restaurant staff of her severe food allergies and they assured her that her meal was safe.

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What’s in $24 Million? The Gift of Hope for Food Allergy

Speechless! Awesome!!!! My family is so grateful to you – God bless your generous heart! THANK YOU Sean Parker. Amazing!!! Many blessings to you and your family!!! I love this man!! (Sample comments from Allergic Living’s Facebook page.) On December 17, the food allergy community used up its quota of exclamation marks to thank tech […]

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Tech Mogul Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million to Find Allergy Cure

Parker and Dr. Kari Nadeau are aiming for a therapy that takes only one or two treatments, retrains the immune system – and lasts.

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Allergist Calls for Change After Saving Girl’s Life During In-Flight Reaction

MD says it’s time for on-board allergy precautions.

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Babies’ Skin Exposure Linked to Peanut Allergy

Study finds exposure on the skin can sensitize infants to peanut – before they’ve even had a taste of it.

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