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Celiac

How to Convince Family Members to Test for Celiac

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 […]

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How Celiac Disease Runs in The Family

Meet the Teitelbaums: Mom, dad and 3 out of 4 kids have celiac.

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Perfume Allergy and the Battle over Scent Labeling

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?

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Fragrance Sensitivity: Hard to Breathe, Tough to Touch

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 […]

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Your Brain on Gluten

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.

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Celiac and Your Sex Drive

Is your love life lacking? It could be a symptom of celiac disease.

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Gluten in Makeup: Debate on Celiac Safety

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 […]

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When Dairy Intolerance Joins Celiac Disease

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 […]

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Gluten’s Role in Autism

A scientist sets out to prove that gluten and a leaky gut may be causing 20 percent of autism disorders.

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Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity: What Are the Differences

It sounds like celiac disease and it feels like celiac disease – but it’s not. Physicians are now being advised to consider symptoms such as stomach bloat, fatigue and muscle and joint pain when diagnosing non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a relatively new condition on the spectrum of gluten-related disorders. “There is tremendous confusion when it comes […]

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