From the Spring 2010 special edition on the Future of Allergies. What’s in the pipeline for food allergy treatments. Idea: Peanut Allergy Vaccine What’s Involved: The treatment is based on immunotherapy – that is, by slowly introducing the immune system to something it is allergic to, the system will eventually learn to tolerate the allergen.… Read more »
For too long, students with asthma and allergies have suffered with
symptoms in dusty, moldy, chemical-smelling classrooms. But now some
schools are wiping the slate clean – with a healthy approach to air.
In short: no, not yet. However, there is research going on around the world attempting to make that a possibility. Scientists are running large birth cohort studies – including one in Canada called the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development study, which is recruiting 5,000 babies from four Canadian centres and will study them for five… Read more »
With so many more people affected by food allergies today than in the past, everyone wants to know: what is causing food allergy? And, perhaps even more at issue for new parents: is there a way to prevent it in my child? How does allergy develop? When a baby is born, the child’s immune system… Read more »
Researchers who are working to find a way to treat food allergies have their sights on the next target – desensitization through the skin. Dr. Hugh Sampson, head of the Consortium of Food Allergy Research in the United States, told Allergic Living magazine that U.S. researchers got the idea from French research, in which scientists… Read more »
Products from smaller food companies are more likely to contain allergens, whether or not they had an advisory statement, according to a study from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Researchers there looked at 400 products to see how the labelling for allergens held up. For example, almost 6 per cent of… Read more »
On a normal day, Olivia Piluso is a typical teenager – albeit a very busy one. She takes part in gymnastics, dance, swimming and walks the neighbourhood dogs. But on a recent winter’s day, this peanut-allergic girl felt like much more than an average teen. “I felt like a celebrity,” she says. That day, Olivia… Read more »
The British Columbia Ministry of Education has issued a ministerial order that makes it a requirement for every public school district to have an anaphylaxis policy to protect allergic children. While not technically legislation – such as Sabrina’s Law in Ontario – such an order must be followed. In September, the ministry announced that policies… Read more »
The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck learned that celiac disease was the culprit thwarting her attempts to get pregnant. She’s by no means alone.
Following is excerpted from our 20-page Special Report on the Future of Allergies, Asthma, Celiac in the Spring 2010 5th Anniversary edition of Allergic Living. Look a decade ahead and there’s big news: therapies for food allergies. And not just one. From herbal pills to vaccines and immunotherapy, expect a choice of treatments. IMAGINE AN allergy… Read more »