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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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What Causes Your Reaction to Alcohol?

Asthma. For some, even a sip or two of wine can make their airways tighten and inflamed – and a common trigger is sulfites, added to wines as a preservative. (Contrary to popular belief, white wines usually have more sulfites than reds.) Even the wines labeled “sulfite-free” usually contain small amounts of the substance because […]

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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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Urine Test Predicts Asthma in Kids

A researcher with the AllerGen research network in Canada is hoping a urine test he’s developing will turn the grey area of diagnosing asthma into simple black and white. Asthma can be tricky for a doctor to diagnose, especially in young kids. Symptoms can mimic other diseases and spirometry, the breathing test to diagnose asthma, […]

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The Skinny on: the Gluten-Free Diet and Your Weight

Miserable – that’s how Christine Auman describes the 12 years of her life before her celiac disease diagnosis. She was bowled over by fatigue, anemia, swollen joints, vitamin D deficiency, heart problems, dental problems and more. “I was passed around from doctor to doctor,” recalls the Doylestown, Pennsylvania mother of two. “Nobody could diagnose me.” […]

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Profile: Author John Grisham’s Allergy Mystery

He’s known for his bestselling novels and the hit films they inspired: The Firm, A Time to Kill, The Pelican Brief, The Client, to name a few. His dashing protagonists unlock secrets, ferret out corruption, and bring culprits to justice. But 12 years ago author John Grisham found himself caught in his own personal thriller, […]

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Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity: What Are the Differences

It sounds like celiac disease and it feels like celiac disease – but it’s not. Physicians are now being advised to consider symptoms such as stomach bloat, fatigue and muscle and joint pain when diagnosing non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a relatively new condition on the spectrum of gluten-related disorders. “There is tremendous confusion when it comes […]

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Using Sea Salt for Eczema Control

As any parent of a child with eczema will tell you, it can be quite a struggle to get the skin condition under control. But Dr. Douglas Leavengood, an allergist based in Biloxi, Mississippi, swears by a simple treatment found readily in the pantry: sea salt. About 20 years ago, Leavengood noticed that many of […]

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The Scoop On: Raw vs. Cooked Fruit

Struggling with an itchy mouth? A peach may not be beyond reach.

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