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Food Allergy

‘Extremely High’ Food Allergy Rate in Inner-City Children

A new study suggests that up to 1 in 10 inner-city children is allergic to peanut, milk or egg.

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$10 Million Peanut Allegy Death Lawsuit to be Seen by Jury

A $10 million wrongful death anaphylaxis lawsuit will be seen by a Virginia jury in spring 2015.

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Interview on Alpha-Gal Red Meat Allergy Caused by Tick Bites

Allergists discuss allergies to alpha-gal, a carbohydrate found in red meat.

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Soy Oil Linked to Asthma

A new study finds soy, corn and other (supposedly ‘healthy’) food oils may be causing lung inflammation.

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Sesame - Spilled

Why isn’t Sesame a Top Allergen in the U.S.?

Q: My 11-year-old has sesame allergy and I keep hearing about more and more sesame-allergic children. Why isn’t sesame on the top allergens list and labeled on foods as an allergen?

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Soy Skin Products

Advice on Soy in Skin Products

Q. I have a soy allergy, and find that many personal care products, such as shampoos and body wash, contain soy. How concerned do I need to be about soy in these types of products?

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Can Adults Develop an Allergy to Shrimp?

Q. I’m 32 and just had my first anaphylaxis experience to shrimp. It was scary: I was wheezing and could hardly breathe. How can a grown woman suddenly develop a food allergy?

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Sea Salt

Is it Safe for Those with Shellfish Allergies to Consume Sea Salt?

Q: I’m a chef and often serve food to allergic customers. Is it safe for those with shellfish allergies to consume sea salt? I’ve read that it can contain a microscopic type of shellfish.

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Our Story - Skydiving

A Dairy-Allergic Child Learns to Fly Solo

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Chickpeas

Will a Peanut-Allergic Child Also React to Chickpeas?

Q. My younger child is allergic to peanuts and our family doctor recently said he should be avoid chickpeas (which he hasn’t tried) as well. She says there’s a high risk of reaction in peanut-allergic kids. Is this true?

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