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Allergic Living Spring 2009 Cover

Spring 2009

Food Allergy Backlash: Anaphylaxis advocates accused of “nut hysteria” in the media and medical journals. [Read more] Pollen-Fruit Cross-Reactions: Raw fruits or veggies make your mouth itch and burn and itch? Spring hay fever is likely the cause. Plus: a chart on cross-reacting fruits, vegetable, spices and more. A Life Without Fruit: Living with oral allergy […]

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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. IT DOES sound, if not “hysterical,” then at least […]

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Allergies at Work: How to Stay Safe and Happy

It was the afternoon of Rob Kania’s first day on the job at a marketing firm. Everyone was gathered for a celebration of a colleague’s birthday. The person being feted started handing out slices of cake. Kania said “no thanks” to a piece, and his new colleague looked taken aback. Her look said: “Who is […]

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