We’ve all heard the expression “a mother’s work is never done,” and as the mother of three young kids, I couldn’t agree more. But what rings even truer for me is “there’s never a day off for a food allergy mom.” My work as mom to 10-year-old Nina – the oldest of my three kids… Read more »
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Following the allergy-asthma death of a 6-year-old, a coalition forms around a vital goal: the creation of Megann’s Law in Quebec.
The team at Allergic Living were honoured to be awarded the Susan Dagleish Award for Corporate Community Service at Anaphylaxis Canada’s spring conference.
Yet-to-be released research on Montreal schoolchildren shows the incidence of peanut allergy has increased – to almost 2 per cent of pupils. This makes it the highest such prevalence ever measured. The findings are early results of the second phase in a study of peanut allergy incidence in pupils in kindergarten up to Grade 3… Read more »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2008 Guess who’s coming to dinner: Hosting guests with allergies and asthma Media release from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology MILWAUKEE – This holiday season, many Americans will host gatherings with family and friends. Millions will have guests with allergy or asthma concerns. One in six Americans… Read more »
Allergy News – 2007 Labels Will Now Show ‘Hidden’ Allergens New regulations governing food labeling of allergens in Canada have been oft-delayed, but Health Canada finally has good news on that file. The department has announced interim guidelines to food manufacturers that end exemptions for undeclared, “hidden ingredients” in packaged foods. So when a seasoning,… Read more »
Q. What are the ingredients of the H1N1 vaccine and adjuvant? A.The H1N1 vaccine Arepanrix has been developed by GlaxoSmithKline using the egg-based production method. This means the vaccine viruses are grown in eggs. This is true for the regular flu shot as well. The manufacturer states the level of ovalbumin (egg protein) in the adjuvanted… Read more »
MDs raise objections to B.C. naturopath rules By Claire Gagné and Gwen Smith Proposed changes to the rules governing naturopaths in British Columbia have brought strong objections from Canada’s allergists, the B.C. Medical Association and allergy patient groups. The changes would include expanding the scope of practice for naturopathic doctors in the area of allergy,… Read more »
Canada Readies New Food Label Rules Soon, You Will Judge a Can by Its Cover By Gwen Smith They’ve been a long time coming, but coming they are. Health Canada says that new rules governing how manufacturers list allergens on the labels of packaged foods are entering the final stretch of regulatory acceptance this summer.… Read more »