Called the iTube, a prototype device succeeds in accurately testing food for peanut allergen. Next up? Testing other allergens and gluten.
Exposure to high levels of a chemical used in chlorinating water may increase the risk of food allergy.
He’s known for his bestselling novels and the hit films they inspired: The Firm, A Time to Kill, The Pelican Brief, The Client, to name a few. His dashing protagonists unlock secrets, ferret out corruption, and bring culprits to justice. But 10 years ago author John Grisham found himself caught in his own personal thriller, [...]
Food Allergy Anaphylaxis and Asthma Stinging Insects Asthma Q. What is a food allergy? A. A food allergy occurs when a person with an inherited tendency to allergy fails to develop a normal tolerance to usually harmless proteins, such as those found in peanut or milk. Instead, that person’s immune system identifies this food as [...]
A new study published the summer of 2011 finds that 8 percent of American children under the age of 18 have one or more food allergies. That means 5.9 million kids across the U.S. are at risk food-allergic reactions. That 8 percent finding is considerably higher than previously known. Earlier prevalence estimates that have found [...]
Best Label of the Month Award We’ve got to hand it to the people at Kitchen Basics: they “get” people with allergies and celiac disease. We love that their selection of stocks such as chicken, beef and vegetable are not only healthy and low-sodium – but now allergy-friendly and gluten-free, too. “We strive to reduce [...]
Media Release October 19, 2010 from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center An estimated 2.5 percent of Americans – 7.5 million people – have at least one food allergy and young black children with asthma appear to be at the highest risk, according to findings from what is believed to be the largest food allergy study [...]
The following is a news release from our friends at Niagara Anaphylaxis Support and Knowledge (NASK). Motion M-546 Let’s join together, and ask the federal government to develop a strategic plan to decrease the risks for Canadians living with anaphylaxis, and to educate the public. Write and visit your MP. Spread this message to your [...]