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Special Report: Investigating Motive and Spice Safety in the Big Peanut-Tainted Cumin Recalls

In early 2015, Allergic Living brought readers the news of mass recalls of food products containing peanut-contaminated cumin. A year later, we’ve gone back to regulators and key experts to investigate the truth about how America’s cumin became tainted, and what’s being done to ensure the spice supply is safe. Between the fall of 2014 […]

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FARE’s Dr. Baker: Finding Peace of Mind While We Search for a Cure

Why FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) thinks desensitization is a vital food allergy therapy on the path toward finding tolerance. Parents of children with food allergies tell me their main focus for their child’s future is keeping their loved one safe and healthy. This brings up a thought-provoking question when it comes to where we are headed with research: […]

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Proposed Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

The new guidelines for the introduction of peanut in both the healthy infants and those at high risk for allergy will become an addendum to NIAID’s 2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergies. Following is a summary of the draft guidance for high-risk children: ‘High risk’ is defined as a baby who […]

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A LEAP into an Allergic Culture Change

If you felt a sense of trepidation after reading the results of the new LEAP-On follow-up study, you’re not alone – many people in the food allergy community are going through a bout of culture shock. There’s no denying that the results of 2015’s LEAP and this month’s LEAP-On are quite phenomenal – a 74 […]

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Standarized OIT Takes Steps Forward

A pharmaceutical approach to oral immunotherapy is a step closer to approval by the Food and Drug Administration. The treatment, called AR101, is being developed by a company called Aimmune Therapeutics. The company’s aim is to make people less allergic to peanuts by having them take a specially formulated peanut powder in increasing doses over […]

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Staph Infections on the Eczema Patient’s Skin Linked to Peanut Allergy

Many patients with eczema go on to develop food allergies, a phenomenon often referred to as “the allergic march.” But the exact relationship between the two diseases has so far been unclear. Lately, however, the theory that food proteins slip in through the compromised skin barrier of a child with eczema, leading to sensitization and […]

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LEAP-On Study Shows Kids’ Resistance to Peanut Allergy Can Persist

Study had at-risk children avoid peanuts for 12 months.

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Adult-Onset Food Allergies Video: Relearning How to Shop, Eat, Socialize

Have you or someone you know had a severe food-allergic reaction as an adult, completely out of the blue? In this webinar produced for FARE, Allergic Living’s editor Gwen Smith delves into the details of living with adult-onset food allergies. From the steep learning curve over how to eat and socialize safely, to the confusion of friends […]

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Peanut Patch Trial: My Allergic Son and I Brave Anxiety and the Unknown

Food allergy advocate Lianne Mandelbaum’s powerful story.

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Man With Peanut Allergy Dies After Eating ‘May Contain’ Chocolate

Bruce Kelly was 22 and had become lax about label warnings, his mother said.

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