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Milk Allergic Kids Found Peanut Sensitive

Food allergy was a hot topic of research conversation at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology conference in San Francisco in March 2011. While no food allergy “cure” looms around the corner, there was an encouraging sense that treatments and new tests are coming. Researchers are unlocking more secrets of allergies and […]

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No Regs for the Weary

[This article was posted Feb. 11, 2012. On Feb. 14, 2012, the Health Minister announced the regulations would be passed, with an exemption for beer makers.] Like the guest who finally turns up for dinner just as you’re clearing the dessert plates, Canada’s breweries last month showed up to bellyache about the proposed gluten and […]

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Q&A: WestJet and Food Allergies

Published: Dec. 9/10 Robert Palmer, WestJet’s manager of public relations, spoke with Allergic Living’s Gwen Smith this week about the details of his airline’s new forward-thinking food allergy policy. Allergic Living: I have to start by asking: Why did WestJet make these few policy changes that are quite groundbreaking in terms of food allergy accommodation? […]

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WestJet Steps Up to the Mike

Hallelujah, we’ve been heard. If you ask a flight attendant on WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline, she or he will step to the microphone and ask fellow passengers to please not pull out nut or peanut snacks. The attendant will briefly explain that this is because there is a person onboard with serious allergies. This […]

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Why So Many Allergies – Now?

It’s a big, big question. The answer is just not as simple.

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A Rash of Cell Phone Allergies

Prolonged use of cellphones is leading to numerous nickel reactions of the face and jaw, an allergists’ conference is told. There are solutions.

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Big Study Silences Allergy Doubts

Nearly three in 100 Americans have
at least one food allergy, according to a new food allergy population study. The biggest demographic for food allergy? African American kids.

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Cookbook Reviews – Older Reviews

Published in 2010 and earlier For more recent reviews, click here. Baking at Its Best Allergic Living gives two thumbs way up for Cybele Pascal’s The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook. Pascal had all the right ingredients take on her second cookbook: an accomplished home chef, she earned her stripes in restaurant kitchens, and she lives with multiple […]

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Teen Almost Kicked Off Plane

A mother’s request for a p.a. announcement about her teenage son’s peanut allergy almost got them thrown off a flight. The pilot’s concern? That the allergy was a flight risk.

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Teen Almost Thrown Off Flight Over His Allergy

Maureen Neary and her 17-year-old son got on an Air Canada flight headed from Vancouver to Toronto on Sept. 7, 2010. She asked the flight attendant if it was possible to make a P.A. announcement asking passengers to refrain from opening peanut packages because of her son’s peanut allergy. The result of this request was […]

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