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Food Allergy

The Allergy Fix Documentary to Air

CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things program will air “The Allergy Fix” documentary on Thursday Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. (ET). See the trailer.

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First Long-Term Study of Peanut Therapy Shows Lasting Protection

A new study has proven for the first time that oral immunotherapy for peanut can provide lasting beneficial results.

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High Success Rate in Peanut OIT Study

After six months of treatment, more than 80 percent of the children taking the therapy were able to eat at least five peanuts a day

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Family Criticizes Airline Crew’s Response to In-flight Reaction

A Massachusetts couple says an airline crew acted cavalierly when their nut-allergic daughter began to suffer an anaphylactic reaction on a flight

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Eating Peanuts or Nuts in Pregnancy Lowers Child Allergy Risk

A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that eating peanuts or tree nuts during pregnancy may help reduce the chances of allergy.

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More Evidence of Protective Effect of Early-Life Dog Exposure

Researchers learn more about the protective effect to allergies granted by early-life dog exposure.

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Nut Allergy Scare for Conor Kennedy

Conor Kennedy, son of Bobby Kennedy Jr., was taken to a hospital in Aspen over the holidays after suffering a severe allergic reaction to nuts, the New York Post reports. Conor was reported to have suffered anaphylaxis, but the Post describes him recovering quickly and soon being back on the slopes. He is the son […]

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Immune Boosters

Immune Boosters: 9 Wonder Foods

As temperatures drop into the frigid range, the good news is that seasonal allergies subside. But for the allergic community, the winter cold and flu season simply means a different challenge: where sneezing left off in early fall, wheezing often steps in.

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How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies (Canada)

This article applies to label-reading in Canada. For the U.S. version, click here. Whether you’re new to food allergies or have been dealing with them for years, figuring out what is and isn’t in the food you find at the grocery store can be daunting. With all the confusing ingredients on packaged goods labels, how […]

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‘May Contains’ on Canadian Food Labels

Note: For the U.S. version of this article, click here. They can be seen on the labels of cracker boxes, granola bars, cans of soup and many other products on grocery stores shelves. Precautionary statements, or “may contains”, warn customers that traces of an allergenic food might unintentionally have wound up in a packaged food. […]

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