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Tragic Spring: 3 Food Allergy-Related Deaths

We’re saddened to report that three young people have died from anaphylactic reactions in the past two months.

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Urine Test Predicts Asthma in Kids

A researcher with the AllerGen research network in Canada is hoping a urine test he’s developing will turn the grey area of diagnosing asthma into simple black and white. Asthma can be tricky for a doctor to diagnose, especially in young kids. Symptoms can mimic other diseases and spirometry, the breathing test to diagnose asthma, […]

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Advice on Testing Toddler for Food Allergy

Q. I have peanut and soy allergies and my husband gets hay fever, so I’ve been putting off introducing our son (no known allergies) to peanuts and nuts. He’s 2 ½ and going to daycare soon, so we have to start the process. My allergist is willing to skin test, but if there haven’t been […]

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Testing For Food Allergies

One of the biggest challenges for people with food allergies is to figure out exactly what’s causing the problem. North American diets are complex, and on any given day, we might ingest dozens, if not hundreds, of different ingredients. So what’s making your heart race and your skin break out in hives, or giving you […]

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To Test or Not to Test

Samantha Yaffe’s frank take on motherhood with allergies I’ve been going back and forth on the subject since the day he was born. It might have even started before. But the question of when, if ever, to test Judah for nuts continues to plague me. As a bottle-fed baby (forgive my surgically reduced boobs), my […]

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Test to Predict Allergies

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,” […]

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