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Nearly three in 100 Americans have
at least one food allergy, according to a new food allergy population study. The biggest demographic for food allergy? African American kids.
Thirty-five per cent of kids with food allergies over the age of five have experienced bullying, teasing or harassment related to their allergies, according to a new study.
A mother’s request for a p.a. announcement about her teenage son’s peanut allergy almost got them thrown off a flight. The pilot’s concern? That the allergy was a flight risk.
Researchers who are working to find a way to treat food allergies have their sights on the next target – desensitization through the skin.
The humor writer who scoffed at food allergies as “a yuppie invention” has learned the hard way just how real they are. But let’s remind you first of the scorn Joel Stein heaped on parents of allergic children in a column in the Los Angeles Time. “Your kid doesn’t have an allergy to nuts. Your [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.