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Food Allergy

Testing for Food Allergies – From a Smartphone

Called the iTube, a prototype device succeeds in accurately testing food for peanut allergen. Next up? Testing other allergens and gluten.

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Valentine’s Day Fun – Without Food

For food-allergic kids, Valentine’s can feel like a minefield of forbidden chocolate. But now they can get their hearts into the day too – with Allergic Living’s creative crafts. Is Valentine’s Day is all about chocolates and candy? No! Valentine’s Day is about expressing your affection for others. What better way that to create something […]

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Survey: Anaphylaxis and Asthma Policies in Quebec Schools

 See also version in French below. We are interested in hearing from you about current school/daycare policies and practices in Quebec to protect children who have asthma and/or food and other allergies which can be life-threatening. We would also like to know how you feel about your child’s situation, for example, how supportive his/her school […]

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Peanut Allergy Drops Hold Treatment Promise

A new, multi-center study shows significant improvement in allergen tolerance following a long course of under-the-tongue allergy drops.

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What Causes Your Reaction to Alcohol?

Asthma. For some, even a sip or two of wine can make their airways tighten and inflamed – and a common trigger is sulfites, added to wines as a preservative. (Contrary to popular belief, white wines usually have more sulfites than reds.) Even the wines labeled “sulfite-free” usually contain small amounts of the substance because […]

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Scientist Discovers Big Clue in Wine Reactions

Glycoproteins, which have similarities to big allergens like latex, ragweed and kiwi, may be the key culprit behind wine allergies.

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Water Purifying Chemical Linked to Food Allergy

Exposure to high levels of a chemical used in chlorinating water may increase the risk of food allergy.

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Prison Allergy Death Sparks Investigation

Update January 2013: Many Allergic Living readers expressed concern about the death in prison of Michael Saffioti, a Washington State man with severe dairy allergy and asthma. In early January, the Snohomish County Prosecutor made the decision not to lay any charges, based on a 400-page report compiled by the County Sherriff’s Office. The report […]

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Spice Allergy: On the Rise and Difficult to Spot

Allergies to spices are difficult to detect and on the rise, says allergist Sami Bahna.

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Survey Finds Many Unprepared for Anaphylaxis

Media Release / Sanofi Canada / Nov. 1, 2012 According to a new 2012 Leger Marketing survey commissioned by Sanofi Canada, an alarming number of Canadians at risk of anaphylaxis do NOT always carry or have immediate access to an epinephrine auto-injector. And many are uncertain about how to correctly use the device. Low level […]

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