Hannah Ianelli is a new kid these days. The 11-year-old girl from the Boston area has good reason to grin, now that she’s finished a peanut oral immunotherapy trial that involved getting shots of the asthma drug omalizumab (or Xolair). Going out for dinner with her family, eating at a friend’s house, or heading to […]
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
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.
When Dr. Mehmet Oz hosted a segment on his TV show in February about counterfeit extra-virgin olive oil, he was mad.
A new, multi-center study shows significant improvement in allergen tolerance following a long course of under-the-tongue allergy drops.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]