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Analysis: Canadian Airlines Report Misses the Mark on In-Flight Allergy Risks

Report fails to grasp key anaphylaxis issues in the skies.

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Inside the EpiPen Price Backlash

Industry watchers weigh in on the big issues behind the auto-injector controversy.

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Mylan to Launch a Lower Cost Generic EpiPen

Move follows relentless pressure on auto-injector pricing.

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Thumb-sucking and Nail-Biting May Prevent Some Allergies

Study finds “bad habits” may ward off allergies to cats, dust mites, mold and more.

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Red Meat Allergy: Incidence on Rise, Therapy in Works

It’s an unusual condition that has only been recognized for less than a decade: red meat allergy. The allergy develops after a bite from a Lone Star tick triggers a person’s immune system to begin producing IgE antibodies to alpha-gal, a sugar found in meat such as beef, lamb, venison and pork. It can be […]

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Theater Discrimination Decision Seen as “Wake-up Call” on Allergy as Disability

The U.S. Department of Justice has found that a theater company violated a food-allergic boy’s rights.

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Lessons from a Peanut Kiss Death: Boyfriend Didn’t Know of Allergy

Mother of warns of precautions and communication needed to prevent tragedies like her daughter’s.

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A LEAP into an Allergic Culture Change

If you felt a sense of trepidation after reading the results of the new LEAP-On follow-up study, you’re not alone – many people in the food allergy community are going through a bout of culture shock. There’s no denying that the results of 2015’s LEAP and this month’s LEAP-On are quite phenomenal – a 74 […]

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Peanut Dust Lingers on Airplane Tray Tables, Some Restaurant Surfaces

Exposure comes from touching surfaces and then accidentally ingesting peanut, researchers say.

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Teen Food Allergy Tragedies: Why We Must Say – No More

News that 17-year-old Morgan Crutchfield of Staley, North Carolina died of anaphylaxis on October 5, 2015, hit the food allergy community hard. This community was already reeling from the anaphylaxis deaths in September of Simon Katz, a Colorado high school student, and of Andrea Mariano, a Canadian teenager who suffered an ultimately fatal reaction on […]

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