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Brave Girl’s New Food Freedom

Hannah Ianelli is a new kid these days. The 11-year-old girl from the Boston area has good reason to grin, now that she’s finished a peanut oral immunotherapy trial that involved getting shots of the asthma drug omalizumab (or Xolair). Going out for dinner with her family, eating at a friend’s house, or heading to […]

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The Hunt for a Food Allergy Cure: Where Is It Heading?

The latest on food allergy research, and the obstacles to overcome.

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Prison Allergy Death Sparks $10 Million Lawsuit

(October 10, 2013) The mother of a young man who died of a suspected allergic reaction in a Washington State jail is launching a lawsuit against the county for $10 million. Michael Saffioti, 22, landed in the Snohomish County Jail on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in July of 2012. He was expected to appear […]

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FDA’s Gluten-Free Rule: Issues in the Fine Print

The FDA’s new gluten-free labeling standard is a great step forward, but has some issues.

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Company Nixes Allergy Chemical in Sunscreen

Johnson & Johnson announces changes to a sunscreen product after over 150 people reported skin reactions.

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City Mulls Auto-Injectors in Restaurants

A Canadian city considers requiring all food outlets to have an auto-injector on hand in case of an allergic emergency.

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Designer Homes Get Allergy-Friendly, Green and Gorgeous

Our Allergic Living columnist discovers four outstanding residences that incorporate allergy and air quality considerations, green sensibility and, of course, great looks.

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The Safe Way to Clean Your House with Allergies, Asthma

Don’t be fooled by cool containers, fresh scents and disinfecting muscle. Here’s how to clean – without polluting your air. For many people with allergies and asthma, regular cleaning can help keep symptoms at bay; and there’s nothing quite like giving your home a thorough once-over. But depending on what products you use, that sheen […]

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Celiac and Your Sex Drive

Is your love life lacking? It could be a symptom of celiac disease.

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Know Your Food Allergy Rights: U.S. Schools

For Canadian resources, click here. Keeping a food-allergic child safe and included in all school activities requires considerable planning. But fortunately, you do not have to go it alone. Thanita Glancey, president of the Loudoun Allergy Network in Virginia, has gained expertise in school allergy accommodations through years of advocacy work. She walks us through […]

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