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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Hidden torment of nut allergy children who are bullied for being 'different'

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The researchers said: ‘Parents vividly described how not everyone accepted it as an authentic condition with potentially deadly implications, instead seeing it as a frivolous and self-indulgent fad invented and maintained by neurotic, attention-seeking people.

'This meant that parents struggled to preserve their own identity as sensible, credible people who deserved to be taken seriously.’

Research leader Professor Mary Dixon-Woods said: ‘In many ways nut allergy may be considered a form of disability because of the ways in which it imposes social barriers on participating fully in society.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... z1V9Fby2b4


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:23 pm 
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Amother article on study:
Nut Allergies In Kids - People Think It's Made Up
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The research team includes Dr David Luyt, a consultant who diagnoses and treats children with allergies in Leicester. He recommends better public education about the dangers of nut allergy. “These parents and children see a society that is willing and able to accommodate vegetarians and many others with dietary restrictions, but not them,” he said. “This research is a wake-up call for improvement in food production and labeling to help families and children maintain a safe environment and reduce stress and difficulties,” he added.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:42 pm 
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That hits home about how people are sometimes more willing to accommodate dietary restrictions that are by choice (e.g., vegetarian or vegan) or by religion when compared to allergies. :verymad

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