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Food Allergy

OIT Study Shows Benefits for Peanut-Allergic Preschoolers

Peanut-allergic preschoolers who received peanut OIT were 19 times more likely to successfully add peanut-containing foods into their diets.

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College Lessons: When a Roommate Resists Your Allergy Rules

One of the coolest things about this period of my life is the fact that I’m experiencing new situations on a regular basis. I’m 19, studying away from home and living on my own in the metropolis that is Toronto – a far cry from my small city roots. My novel summer experience was living […]

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Annie LeGere’s Tragedy Leads to Police Stock Epi Initiative

It was slumber a party meant to celebrate th end of summer and beginning of the eight grade. But things took a tragic turn that night of August 2015 when Annie LeGere, who had environmental allergies but no known food allergies, went into anaphylaxis. Her friends called 911 and a police officer was on the scene when her mom, Shelly, arrived at […]

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21 Resources for Teens With Food Allergies

By Teens, for Teens Allergy Alli – Allison Davin is an expressive girl with a lot to share. Her posts with stories, tips, recipes and pictures provide amazing outreach to other food allergic teens. Eat Without Gluten – Sema Dibooglu is all about food, good gluten-free food, on her blog that focuses on recipes, product […]

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Olympian Fencer Aldo Montano: En Garde for Dairy

One of the most exciting competitions at the Rio Summer Games will be fencing, and Italy’s Aldo Montano has long been one of the top contenders in the sabre category. The intense 37-year-old is the third-generation of his family to compete in this sport at the Olympic level, and he’s already succeeded in winning four medals. […]

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Waiter Arrested After Diner Suffers Near-Fatal Allergic Reaction

A waiter could be facing criminal charges after a man suffered a near-fatal allergic reaction to seafood at a restaurant.

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$74 Million AllerGen Network Aims to Press Ahead with Research

A 10-year Canadian research effort confirmed to receive government funding until 2019.

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New FDA Shipping Rule to Help Cut Food Allergen Recalls

FDA gets new powers to curtail cross-contact during transportation.

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Red Meat Allergy: Incidence on Rise, Therapy in Works

It’s an unusual condition that has only been recognized for less than a decade: red meat allergy. The allergy develops after a bite from a Lone Star tick triggers a person’s immune system to begin producing IgE antibodies to alpha-gal, a sugar found in meat such as beef, lamb, venison and pork. It can be […]

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Food Studies Diverge on Need for Skin Testing in Siblings of Allergic Kids

Studies differ on whether to test siblings of kids with food allergy – before introducing an allergenic food.

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