Researchers who are working to find a way to treat food allergies have their sights on the next target – desensitization through the skin.
Back-to-School Month is also the month with the most hospital visits for asthma attacks. Learn about the triggers that Septeber brings and learn how to avoid them.
Managing type 1 diabetes is old hat to 31-year-old Catherine Oddenino. The New Yorker has had the disease since she was 11, and is adept at counting carbohydrates and dosing insulin. But in her mid-20s she was thrown a curveball. Whenever she ate something, she felt like she had food poisoning. After a visit to [...]
Scientists find link between babies born by caesarean section and the development of celiac disease. The link is unique to celiac and not to other inflammatory bowel diseases.
Many suffering moderate to severe allergic reactions are not using epinephrine to treat the reaction, says Dr. Ann Clarke an allergist at McGill University Health Centre.
Products from smaller food companies are more likely to contain allergens, whether or not they had an advisory statement, according to a study from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Researchers there looked at 400 products to see how the labelling for allergens held up. For example, almost 6 per cent of [...]
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. Posted: June 7/10
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is weighing new rules designed to protect air passengers, including one that would restrict airlines from serving peanuts. In announcing these proposed measures in early June, DOT said it seeks “to provide greater access to air travel for individuals with severe peanut allergies in light of the significant number [...]
A nine-tier piece of art that also happened to be gluten-free! Who says having celiac disease means you need to compromise on life’s important moments?
Reuters Health is reporting on a large Finnish study that finds children who live in damp or water-damaged homes may be more likely than other kids to develop nasal allergies. Sixteen per cent of the children with dampness reported in the home went on to be diagnosed with allergic rhinitis over the next six years. [...]