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His patients call him ‘Doc’. Approachable and plainspoken, gastroenterologist Joseph Murray is an expert at making sure his patients understand in lay terms exactly what celiac disease is and to treat it. Now, he and his colleagues have just published Mayo Clinic Going Gluten-Free: The Essential Guide to Managing Celiac Disease and Other Related Conditions. […]
First, the good news: 64 percent of people with a family member who has celiac disease agreed to get tested for the condition – if that family member asked them to, according to a study conducted in 2012. Now, the not-so-good news: that means 36 percent wouldn’t get tested. “It’s not easy talking to your […]
Europe weighs strict limits on several allergens in fragrances, a move that could impact famous brands and shoppers around the globe. The fragrance makers, of course, are hopping (and spritzing) mad. In a case of allergy vs. Goliath, who will win?
The sign on Joyce Miller’s office door reads: “Please do not wear scented products near this office. Chemicals in scented products can trigger serious health reactions in people with asthma and other sensitivities. I am one of them. Thank you for your consideration!” A librarian in upstate New York, Miller admits that it took some […]
The protein that plagues those with celiac disease can greatly impact brain function. The range of symptoms is huge: from fogginess and inattention to actual damage seen on scans.
Doctors say you have to ingest gluten from cosmetics to get symptoms. The question is: does this happen more often than we know? Remember that first heady discovery of makeup? The memories flash back like a psychedelic slideshow: pastel lip gloss, electric blue mascara, hot pink blush and black kohl eyeliner that, intemperately applied, made […]
It was the itch that wouldn’t quit. Melinda Dennis had developed a painful skin rash that turned out to be dermatitis herpetiformis, a sure sign of celiac disease. But this was 1990 and back then so little was known about celiac disease and its symptoms that Dennis thought she’d just picked up the nasty rash […]
A scientist sets out to prove that gluten and a leaky gut may be causing 20 percent of autism disorders.