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U.S. Passes School Allergy Law

The U.S. Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act was signed into law by the President on Jan. 4. The aim: safety in schools.

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Emergency Visits Surge

Over five years, one million people went to U.S. emergency rooms in search of medical help for food-induced allergic reactions.

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Teaching Teacher About Allergies

Schools in Alberta now have access to a new online program with information and tips on how to protect allergic students.

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Shea Butter Likely Safe

New study shows products containing the fat derived from the shea nut are probably safe to use by those with tree nut allergies.

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Teen Has Fatal Reaction at School

Tragedy has struck a Chicago school: 13-year-old Katelyn Carlson has died after eating Chinese food that was supposed to be safe.

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Peanut Vaccine Shows Promise

While use of allergy shots is common, researchers had previously found they were too dangerous to use in peanut allergy. Until now.

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WestJet to Ask: Hold the Nuts

WestJet, Canada’s 2nd largest airline, reveals extensive accommodations for the nut, peanut allergic.

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U.S. Adopts New Allergy Guidelines

A key U.S. agency released the first-ever physician guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergies. The aim? Consistent care.

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Air Canada Unveils Allergy Policy

Air Canada’s peanut- and nut-free buffer zones are ready for takeoff. But will these accommodations really fly?

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WestJet Flights to Carry EpiPen

Airline plans to have EpiPens available for emergency use on all of its flights by early 2011.

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