A stunning 28 percent of inner city kids with asthma or skin allergies proved to be food allergic in a New York study.
We asked parents on Allergic Living‘s Facebook page how their child’s allergies have affected their quality of life – for better and for worse. Some of the answers appear in the Summer 2011 issue of Allergic Living magazine. Here are the rest of them. – No food can be called “convenient” anymore. My life is […]
May is Food Allergy Awareness Month. So what can you do to participate? Here are a few ideas to get you started. Food Allergy Awareness Week runs May 8-14. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network offers excellent ideas on how to raise awareness of and garner support for food allergies. For example, why not create […]
Drumroll, please! The winner of the grand prize in The Allergic Living May Awareness Contest is: Wendy Antosiewicz of Hamilton, New Jersey. Wendy tells Allergic Living that she greatly looks forward to receiving the state-of-the-art KitchenAid® Architect Series Stand Mixer in Cocoa Silver. (Retail value approximately $500.) As the mom of a daughter with allergies […]
Food allergy was a hot topic of research conversation at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology conference in San Francisco in March 2011. While no food allergy “cure” looms around the corner, there was an encouraging sense that treatments and new tests are coming. Researchers are unlocking more secrets of allergies and […]
A motion to raise Canadians’ awareness of anaphylaxis got a significant boost in Parliament last month when it received support from all parties during a debate in the House of Commons. On March 21, Niagara MP Dean Allison introduced Motion 546 to the House. It argues that the federal government should take greater measures to […]
Advice from leading experts on how to speak to food allergic children about the risks and precautions – without instilling fear. See also our full article on “Your Child and Food Allergy Fears“. Toddlers and Preschoolers Start the awareness – You’ll need to inform a young child that an allergen can make him or her […]
Update (March 29): The parents of the 6-year-old respond to this story. See “Comments” section below. On March 9, parents of children enrolled at Edgewater Public School near Daytona Beach, Florida, called the media and staged a protest, angry that an allergy-management plan implemented by the school board to keep a 6-year-old peanut-allergic girl safe […]
Soon after receiving a double lung transplant, a Toronto woman had four anaphylactic reactions. Turns out the donor had a peanut allergy.
A 7-year-old nut allergic boy suffered two heart attacks and one respiratory arrest after eating chocolate from a substitute teacher.