Allergic Living brings you up-to-date info on recent anaphylaxis laws and guidelines in Canada and the U.S.
After tragically losing her daughter to anaphylaxis, Sara Shannon fought for legislation that requires schools in Ontario to have anaphylaxis policies. She hopes the new law will help protect students and prevent further tragedies from happening.
School Halloween parties can be high-risk for students with food allergies. Use these safety tips to ensure a fun, and safe, time is had by all.
Curbing the frequency of fatty, sugary snacks in the classroom benefits all kids, not just those with food allergies.
Food allergy bullying is on the rise. With such high stakes, it’s an alarming trend that needs to be stopped.
From blogs to the press to esteemed medical journals, those who support anaphylaxis policies in schools are being branded as “hysterical” or “fearful” or even needing to “feel special”. Exceptional anxiety is portrayed as the rule. AL bites into: why critics love to hate food allergy.
By nature, teens are a risk-taking bunch. When those risks involve food allergies, the consequences can be alarming. At worse, they can be fatal.
Much work is being done to educate North Americans about controlling asthma, and hospital admissions are down. But what remains consistently unimproved is the so-called asthma spike – the day on which many parents will show up at the hospital with school-age children in the throes of asthma attacks. Using data accumulated since 1990, scientists… Read more »
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