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Florida’s Super Teen Allergy Lobbyist

For Rachel Maunus, a 13-year-old who lives with a life-threatening tree nut allergy, the school cafeteria can be a scary place – so her older sister decided to do something about that. Since 2011, Lauren Maunus, 15, has been spearheading an initiative designed to revolutionize food allergy awareness in Florida schools. “I’m really motivated because […]

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ADHD Linked to Asthma, Allergies

A study identifies a puzzling link between allergies, asthma and ADHD in children.

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Profile: TV’s Nanny Jo Frost on Her Allergies

Parenting expert and supernanny Jo Frost on why her allergies require discipline.

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Asthma Impacts Kids’ Sleep, Grades

A new study has confirmed that asthma symptoms can have a highly detrimental effect

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Garden Plants to Avoid with Allergies

Annuals, Perennials, and Sneezeables The Plants to Avoid: Botanical and Common NamesThe following plants can cause problems for people with allergies and should be avoided. In general, it’s a good idea to avoid any plant which releases its pollen into the air, rather than relying on insects for pollination. For sensitive individuals, it is also […]

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Celiac Disease’s Toll on Your Teeth

The disease doesn’t end at the gut: oral symptoms, from rotting teeth to mouth cancer, are also related to celiac. Find out what to watch for and how to avoid celiac disease’s effects on the mouth.

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BPA Exposure Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

Researchers have found an association between exposure to BPA and an elevated risk for asthma in young children.

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Peanut Allergy Drops Hold Treatment Promise

A new, multi-center study shows significant improvement in allergen tolerance following a long course of under-the-tongue allergy drops.

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Gluten’s Role in Autism

A scientist sets out to prove that gluten and a leaky gut may be causing 20 percent of autism disorders.

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Is It Safe to Eat The Airline’s Gluten-free Food?

An increasing number of airlines are now offering gluten-free meals and snacks. But if you’re living with celiac disease, the risk of food cross-contamination is always a worry. Allergic Living asked some leading members of the celiac community for their thoughts on the big question of whether: to eat or not to eat at 35,000 […]

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