If you’re a kid living in the city, you’re a lot more likely to have a food allergy than if you live out a farm. In fact, you’re also more likely to have a food allergy than kids living in your city’s suburbs or in adjacent small towns, with the gap growing as the population… Read more »
The allergist mom’s powerful story.
According to a study last year in the journal Pediatrics, by Michelle M. Garrison, a research scientist at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, about 21 percent of pre-school children deal with at least two sleep problems, from a list that includes difficulty falling asleep, nightmares, repeated night waking or daytime tiredness. Between 20 and 43 percent… Read more »
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.
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,… Read more »
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.
Don’t let food allergies take the fun out of your next vacation. Prep the family with these tips before you go and you’ll be ready for adventure, not angst.
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.
Food allergy was a hot topic of research conversation at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology conference in San Francisco in March 2011. While no food allergy “cure” looms around the corner, there was an encouraging sense that treatments and new tests are coming. Researchers are unlocking more secrets of allergies and… Read more »