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Food Allergy’s Burden on Families: $3,500 a Year

Having a child with a food allergy raises the expenses of an American family by a hefty $3,457 a year, says a groundbreaking national study

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The Smurfs 2: OK or Not on Allergies?

There has been a lot of talk in the food allergy community about the new The Smurfs 2 movie because of a certain scene involving peanut allergy.

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Utah Boy Dies from Anaphylaxis

An 11-year-old boy becomes the fourth young person to die of food anaphylaxis in the past 2 months.

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Reality Check: Dr. Oz on Nut Proteins in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

When Dr. Mehmet Oz hosted a segment on his TV show in February about counterfeit extra-virgin olive oil, he was mad.

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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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Half of Those With Allergic Kids Can’t Identify Nuts

An Ohio study shows that fewer than half of parents and kids with nut allergies could correctly identify nuts in and out of the shell.

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Nut Allergy and the Nail Salon

A quick manicure at your local nail salon or spa can be a relaxing pick-me-up, but don’t get too lulled by the pampering. Many manicurists massage conditioning oil into your hands to moisturize your cuticles and nails. A common ingredient in cuticle softener? Sweet almond oil. According to South Carolina-based salon owner Rosanne Kinley, who’s […]

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Peanut Vaccine on the Horizon

As the growing ranks of the food-allergic know all too well, the only treatment for food allergies is strict avoidance of your allergens. But researchers are toiling in labs around the globe to develop therapies with the goal of desensitizing the allergic. New research out of Australia holds great promise. A study team announced in […]

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Q&A: Is There A ‘Safe Level’ for Peanut in Foods?

Allergic Living magazine is closely following scientific investigations of whether it’s possible to identify a “safe level” of peanut in manufactured foods. Editor Gwen Smith wrote a feature article on this controversial topic in the Winter 11-12 issue of the magazine. Following are some key points from her interview with lead investigators Dr. Steve Taylor […]

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Happy Summer Camper – with Allergies

“Mom, everyone is going. I really want to go,” my daughter pleaded with me one spring afternoon. The event? A one-week Girl Scout-sponsored day camp – or as I referred to it, “Girl Scout Nirvana.” For many kids, mine included, the prospect of summer camp is the very axis on which the Girl Scout year […]

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