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Intrepid teen reporter Morgan Smith goes inside the FAAN Teen Summit for the low-down on peer pressure, dating and getting up the nerve to take part in an allergy clinical trial.
It is known that teenagers with food allergies face the biggest risks of reactions of any age group. To understand what it feels like to be an adolescent with life-threatening allergies, Allergic Living and Anaphylaxis Canada held an informal discussion with six Ontario students. The participants proved insightful, opinionated and concerned about awareness. Moderators were Gwen Smith [...]
The shocking deaths of two teens provide clues to what goes wrong in fatal food allergy reactions. [From the Summer 2006 edition of Allergic Living.] WHEN news surfaced that 15-year-old Christina Desforges of Saguenay, Quebec, had died of what appeared to be an anaphylactic reaction to a kiss from a boyfriend who had eaten a [...]