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City Living Boosts Risk of Food Allergy in Kids

Children living in U.S. cities are much more likely to have food allergies than kids in rural areas, according to a large study published in Pediatrics.

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Show Support for Food Allergy Awareness in 2012

You, too, can support the cause. In the U.S. get your state to make a proclamation. In Canada, join a food allergy walk

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Half of Those With Allergic Kids Can’t Identify Nuts

An Ohio study shows that fewer than half of parents and kids with nut allergies could correctly identify nuts in and out of the shell.

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Sun’s Rays May Prevent Food Allergies, Eczema

A large study of Australian kids finds persuasive evidence that sun exposure may help to ward off both food allergies and eczema.

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Coalition Calls for Adoption of Megann’s Law

Following the allergy-asthma death of a 6-year-old, a coalition forms around a vital goal: the creation of Megann’s Law in Quebec.

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Epinephrine in the Schools Bill: Lobby Your Senator

Two Senators have put forward a bill that would lead to a “stock” epinephrine auto-injectors in schools across the U.S.

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Family Angered by Allergic Daughter’s Death at School

A Quebec coroner lays no blame in the death of a 6-year old who died of asthma attack or food reaction at school.

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New Policy on “May Contain” Labels On Its Way

Health Canada has finally released the findings of its public consultation about “may contain” allergen and gluten warnings.

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Air Canada gets Final Food Ruling

The CTA agreed to Air Canada’s request that food can’t be guaranteed nut-free within one of its allergy buffer zones.

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1 in 13 U.S. Kids has Food Allergy

Almost 6 million U.S. children under the age of 18 have food allergies, says a new study. Peanuts, milk and shellfish are found to be the most common culprits.

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