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The Future of Food Allergy

Following is excerpted from our 20-page Special Report on the Future of Allergies, Asthma, Celiac in the Spring 2010 5th Anniversary edition of Allergic Living. Look a decade ahead and there’s big news: therapies for food allergies. And not just one. From herbal pills to vaccines and immunotherapy, expect a choice of treatments. IMAGINE AN allergy […]

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Flying Allergic

Flying Allergic

Published in Allergic Living Winter 2009. It was a flight that Paige Humphreys and her family looked forward to every winter: from chilly Edmonton to Vancouver, Vancouver to sunny Maui. Along with the sunscreen and bathing suits, Humphreys, who has a severe allergy to tree nuts, diligently packed her own snacks as well as two Twinjects, and […]

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Peanut Detector Dogs

We’ve all seen dogs at the airport, sniffing luggage furiously for drugs. Sharon Perry, owner of the Southern Star Ranch in Florence, Texas, had been teaching pooches like that narcotics, arson and termite detection for years when she was approached by the mother of a peanut-allergic child in 2005 about the possibility of training a […]

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Families In Control

Angela Brown was anxious about returning to work after maternity leave. The day before she was to be back at her office in Toronto, she left her 8-month-old daughter, Brigit, with her new nanny for a few hours while she ran errands. “I had forgotten something and came back,” she recalls, “and that’s when it […]

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Safe Candy & Bunny List for Easter 2011

AL’s Erin Stevenson and Susan Clemens scoured local stores and the Internet to see what’s on offer for those avoiding some of the top allergens for Easter 2011. What they’ve found is simply lip-smacking. On the Hunt There’s no hiding Vadeboncoeur’s mouthwatering peanut- and nut-free caramel bunnies and milk chocolate Easter treats. Select stores in Canada, $4.36-$5.49. Hollow […]

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Canada’s First Food Allergy Statistics

Preliminary results from the first study to gauge how many Canadians are living with food allergies indicate significantly higher rates of both peanut and tree nut allergies among Canadian children compared to those in the United States. On the other hand, rates of shellfish allergy, particularly in adults, appear to be much higher in the […]

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Bullying Case Grabs Attention

An incident of food allergy bullying in the United States this spring is raising awareness of both the possibility for such behaviour among students – and the potentially serious consequences. In Lexington, Kentucky, a girl in the eighth grade was arrested on felony charges in April after she put peanut butter cookie crumbs in an […]

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Food Allergy Backlash Boards the Bus

From blogs to the press to esteemed medical journals, those who support anaphylaxis policies in schools are being branded as “hysterical” or “fearful” or even needing to “feel special”. Exceptional anxiety is portrayed as the rule. AL bites into: why critics love to hate food allergy.

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Canada Makes It The Top 11 Food Allergies

Mustard has taken its place among the top foods of concern for allergies in Canada. Health Canada announced in September that it is adding the seed on its list of “priority allergens”, which also includes peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat and sulphites. The news came as Health Canada outlined […]

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1 in 13 Canadians is Food Allergic

Between 6 and 8 per cent of Canadians have food allergies, says Dr. Ann Clarke, an allergist and leading researcher at the McGill University Health Centre. In human terms, that means up to one in 13 Canadians is food allergic. Clarke revealed the new prevalence statistics at the Anaphylaxis Canada Spring Conference in Toronto in […]

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