Scientists in Australia have developed a test they say can determine when a baby is first born if he or she will develop allergies. A protein in the immune cells of newborns appears to hold the answer as to whether a baby will either be protected, or susceptible to the development of allergies later on,” [...]
Allergic Living’s Editor takes on faulty reporting of food allergy “belief” statistics in a column for CBC.ca, arguing that food allergy is a legitimate disease that merits respect given the potential of serious reactions. Warning: some of the comments that follow will prove that “mocking” is indeed (and unfortunately) an issue.
We often hear that there are more children with peanut and nut allergy today than in the past, but there has been scarce evidence to prove the point. Now, data presented in February at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology annual conference in New Orleans reveal that peanut and tree nut allergy in [...]
The Canadian Transportation Agency wants to talk to Canada’s airlines about their policies for carrying small animals in the cabin. It made the request in a February 2010 ruling in which it found that passengers with cat allergies have disabilities in terms of air travel. The ruling looked at three cat-allergy complaints against Air Canada, [...]
The Canadian Transportation Agency has ordered Air Canada to create a formal policy that includes nut- or peanut-free “buffer zones” on its airplanes to accommodate passengers with these serious food allergies. In its ruling, released January 7, the agency also declared peanut and tree nut allergies a “disability” in the context of air travel. The [...]