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  • Experimental Treatment Could Reduce Kids’ Peanut Allergies

    01/31/2014 12:35:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    In a recent study, kids with severe peanut allergies were fed small amounts of peanut flour to build their tolerance. After the experiment, 80% could safely eat five peanuts at a time. Doctors say the goal isn’t to allow the kids to eat large amounts of peanuts, but to avoid life-threatening reactions if they unknowingly ingest traces of peanuts.An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts. Although experts say the results of the carefully monitored study are...
  • Doctor using experimental technique to cure peanut allergies - Video

    11/27/2013 6:06:55 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | CTVNews Video
    CTV's Kate Eggins introduces us to a local doctor that using an experimental technique to try to cure peanut allergies.
  • Peanut-free football game Saturday at Northwestern

    10/15/2013 6:11:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 15, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach
    When the Northwestern Wildcats face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ryan Field in Evanston on Saturday, something will be missing: peanuts. Northwestern University is hosting its first peanut-free football game to give fans with allergies a chance to focus on the game instead of worrying about negative reactions to the popular stadium snack, which can range from mild irritation to life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
  • Study: Food, skin allergies increasing in children

    05/01/2013 10:59:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2013 12:28 AM EDT | Mike Stobbe
    Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found. Experts aren’t sure what’s behind the increase. Could it be that children are growing up in households so clean that it leaves them more sensitive to things that can trigger allergies? Or are mom and dad paying closer attention to rashes and reactions, and more likely to call it an allergy? “We don’t really have the answer,” said Dr. Lara Akinbami of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the senior author of the new report released Thursday. …
  • Ticked Off About a Growing Allergy to Meat

    11/19/2012 4:49:18 AM PST · by Renfield · 5 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 11-16-2012 | Gretchen Cuda Kroen
    Tick bites have long been synonymous with bad news, responsible for transmitting diseases such as Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but this must be a carnivore or BBQ lover's worst nightmare. A growing body of research suggests that bites from a particular tick are causing an unusual allergic reaction to meat. At an allergy meeting last week, for example, a diagnostics lab presented evidence that the highest prevalence of the allergy is in the southeastern United States, where the tick primarily thrives. Yet American BBQ lovers and carnivores elsewhere may not rest easy; the allergy mysteriously afflicts...
  • health vanity question about cake

    09/21/2012 7:03:36 PM PDT · by married21 · 60 replies
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    vanity question about food intolerance: What could the problem be with Costco birthday cake? I have had a piece every day since Tuesday, and have also had miserable chest discomfort/gas/burping discomfort almost immediately afterwards. Which ingredient could be the culprit? The shortening in the frosting? Soy of some sort? I am quite ready to give up and never eat this again, despite the fact that I really like it, but I need to know which part is the problem, so I can make other plans the next time we have a birthday around here.
  • Live free or sneeze? New Hampshire weighs ban on scents worn by state workers

    02/12/2012 4:17:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 12, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    Less is more, according to New Hampshire lawmakers debating whether to ban the use of scented or fragrant soaps by state employees. Under House Bill 1444, state workers who interact with the public would be prohibited from wearing fragrances or scented products while on the job, MyFoxBoston reported. The reason for the proposed ban -- exposure to scented products can irritate or worsen symptoms for people with asthma or allergies. "The chemicals in some of these products can trigger the nasal congestion, sneezing and the runny nose," Dr. Stanley Fineman, an allergist with Emory University and the Atlanta Allergy and...
  • Any Florida State fans out there?

    09/24/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Former Fetus
    My husband thinks he heard something about Florida State's quarterback Clint Trickett having been tested for food allegies. Apparently they found something, but he did not hear what, and they think that Trickett will be able to gain some weight now. The reason I am interested is because my son has the same problem that Trickett does. There's absolutely no way to get him to gain weight. To be honest, he runs cross country and track, so during running season and summer practice he runs around 40-50 miles a week. But, in the off season, he does not gain an...
  • Key witness in Bryan Stow beating dies unexpectedly

    08/01/2011 5:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 1, 2011 | Andrew Blankstein
    A key witness in the beating case of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium died suddenly, apparently of an allergic food reaction. According to law enforcement sources familiar with the case, Matthew Lee died Sunday after eating a salad that apparently contained nuts, which caused the allergic reaction. The coroner has not determined a cause of death, however.
  • Matthews Hits Hillary For Denying Photo Showed Her Having Emotional Reaction To Osama Attack

    05/05/2011 7:11:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 89 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On his MSNBC show this evening, Chris Matthews criticized Hillary's lack of "humanity" for denying that, in the photo of her in the Situation Room during the attack on Bin Laden, she was having an emotional reaction. Matthews played video of Hillary suggesting that rather than reacting in horror, she was merely stifling a cough. Riiight. On the one hand, Hillary richly deserved Matthews' wrist-rap for her blatantly phony explanation. Madame 3 AM obviously didn't want to be seen to be looking weak. But still, it was surprising to witness the harsh terms with which Matthews went after Clinton. Yo...
  • Low vitamin D levels linked to allergies in kids

    02/24/2011 7:35:20 AM PST · by decimon · 21 replies
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine ^ | February 24, 2011 | Unknown
    February 24, 2011 ─ (BRONX, NY) ─ A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in the February 17 online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University headed the study. Researchers looked at the serum vitamin D levels in blood collected in 2005-2006 from a nationally representative sample of more than 3,100 children and adolescents and 3,400 adults. The samples are derived from the National Health and Nutrition...
  • Little girl is allergic to cold

    02/08/2011 11:13:51 AM PST · by Immerito · 75 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 8, 2011 | Unknown
    Even eating ice cream is off-limits for 9-year-old Priscilla Nine-year-old Priscilla Pomerantz can't play in the snow, eat ice cream or walk her dog during the winter. She can't get cold at all, because she suffers from an allergy called cold urticaria. For Priscilla, air temperatures below 70 degrees -- or even eating chilly foods -- trigger an allergic reaction of hives, swelling and difficulty breathing. Left untreated, the cold could literally kill her.
  • MetMom Serious Prayer Need--EATING threatened [Update @560]

    08/21/2010 9:18:48 PM PDT · by Quix · 689 replies · 1+ views
    Curious space between Quix's ears & consulatations w MetMom | 18 AUG 2010 | Quix
    Metmom has had allergies and food allergies her entire life. In the last few years they have gotten steadily and progressively worse. Foods have been dropping out of her diet until she reached the point she is at now and can only eat rice, chicken, lamb, and venison. Anything else causes her to react rather destructively, debilitatingly. The problem is that the repeated continual exposure to the few remaining foods, could lead to a sensitivity to those as well, which has just happened to two foods she had been safely eating since October. There are options for nutrition should...
  • 'One size fits all' allergy jab for hay fever, asthma and eczema on the way

    06/22/2010 1:00:46 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/22/10 | Andrew Hough
    A jab that could provide a "one size fits all" approach to tackling hay fever, asthma and eczema could be available within a few years, a conference heard.Swiss researchers claimed allergies that blight the lives of 10 million British sufferers could be largely eradicated with a single vaccine. An allergy conference in London heard the “one size fits all” injection that wards off asthma, eczema, hay fever and even peanut allergies could be on the shelves within four to five years. Experts say if the jab, known only as CYT003-Qbg10 which has been tested on humans, is properly developed it...
  • Developing a better way to detect food allergies

    05/22/2010 4:41:40 AM PDT · by decimon · 3 replies · 191+ views
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology ^ | May 21, 2010 | Anne Trafton
    About 30 percent of Americans believe they have food allergies. However, the actual number is far smaller, closer to 5 percent, according to a recent study commissioned by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). That’s due in large part to the unreliability of the skin test that doctors commonly use to test for food allergies. MIT chemical engineer Christopher Love believes he has a better way to diagnose such allergies. His new technology, described in the June 7 issue of the journal Lab on a Chip, can analyze individual immune cells taken from patients, allowing for precise...
  • Doubt Is Cast on Many Reports of Food Allergies

    05/13/2010 1:41:01 PM PDT · by decimon · 40 replies · 690+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 11, 2010 | Gina Kolata
    Many who think they have food allergies actually do not. A new report, commissioned by the federal government, finds the field is rife with poorly done studies, misdiagnoses and tests that can give misleading results. While there is no doubt that people can be allergic to certain foods, with reproducible responses ranging from a rash to a severe life-threatening reaction, the true incidence of food allergies is only about 8 percent for children and less than 5 percent for adults, said Dr. Marc Riedl, an author of the new paper and an allergist and immunologist at the University of California,...
  • Excessive-cleanliness-may-boost-allergies

    04/15/2010 10:42:31 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 25 replies · 702+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Put away the hand sanitizer. It's not necessarily the grime, dust bunnies, cat dander or pollen causing those miserable springtime allergies. The culprit actually may be too much cleanliness.
  • Spiritually Rooted Diseases [H Wright et al via Life Application Ministries]

    01/19/2010 12:24:35 PM PST · by Quix · 61 replies · 1,169+ views
    PLEASANT VALLEY CHURCH, THOMASTON GEORGIA ^ | unclear Jan 18 2010? | unknown; Henry Wright a source;
    "If you are sick & tired of being sick & tired, I believe that Life Application Ministries (LAM) may be your missing link. This is a ministry based on the Word of God. It is the Word of Truth that sets people free, ALL people!" "Life Application Ministries, LAM, ministry, Word of God, word of god, Linda Lange, linda lange, six basic principles, spiritually rooted diseases, diseases and their root cause, the meeting place, healing and health in body, soul and spirit, introduction & foundation, relationship with god, spiritual roots preventing healing, blocks preventing healing, five r's to freedom, family...
  • Nut-free school spurs education campaign

    03/26/2010 3:42:01 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 25 replies · 558+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | 3/26/2010 | George Brennan
    Nut-free school spurs education campaign By George Brennan / Cape Cod Times Friday, March 26, 2010 - Added 9h ago EAST SANDWICH — Protecting a child with peanut and tree nut allergies takes vigilance, education and becoming a "label-reading machine," a pediatric allergist told local parents last night. Dr. Michael Pistiner, a Leominster-based allergist and a clinical instructor at Children’s Hospital Boston, met yesterday with teachers, nurses, bus drivers, administrators and families at Oak Ridge School about severe food allergies, reports the Cape Cod Times. Last night, he finished his day-long visit speaking to a gathering of about three dozen...
  • 'Exciting' advance reported in peanut allergy therapy

    02/20/2010 6:10:50 PM PST · by cajuncow · 18 replies · 562+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-19-10 | Elizabeth Landau, CNN
    San Diego, California (CNN) -- Peanuts are like poison for people who have severe food allergies to them. For some, ingesting even a tiny piece of peanut can trigger a potentially fatal reaction. But new research is showing that immunotherapy, a method of giving a small dose of peanut to a patient in a controlled setting and then increasing the amount over a few months, may help temper these reactions. It's the same principle as allergy shots, only done with food. The research, conducted at Cambridge University Hospitals in the United Kingdom, was presented Friday at the annual meeting of...
  • Mother: Teacher Knowingly Gave Allergic Son Peanuts

    10/09/2009 9:40:51 AM PDT · by Abathar · 21 replies · 1,254+ views
    theindychannel.com ^ | 10/09/2009 | staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The mother of a 7-year-old boy with autism and a severe peanut allergy has filed a lawsuit claiming a teacher tossed her son a peanut-filled Mr. Goodbar candy bar in hopes of sickening him and keeping him from going on a zoo field trip. The boy didn't eat the candy bar, but Anita Young said her son suffered physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his teacher, and filed a lawsuit in Marion County against her son's Indianapolis school. Young also wants criminal charges filed against teacher Trinda Barocas.
  • Less Butter And Fish Implicated In Increased Teenage Allergies

    09/24/2009 10:54:36 AM PDT · by decimon · 43 replies · 933+ views
    Scientific Blogging ^ | September 21, 2009 | News Staff
    Allergies are on the rise and there are a number of theories why. Some speculate that it's due to more parents getting kids tested for allergies; allergists will find allergies thta 40 years ago would have been dismissed as inconveniences. Other speculation is that over-hyped concern about sterility regarding babies has weakened their immune system. A study conducted in 2008 by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg says diet may be the culprit. In Västra Götaland County in western Sweden, half of all teenagers are considered affected by asthma, nasal symptoms and eczema, almost 10 percentage points higher...
  • Is Perfume the New Cigarette? 150 Fall Ill to Sprayed Perfume

    07/30/2009 5:37:31 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 67 replies · 2,771+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 8/30/09 | Bobby Tall Horse
    We've all been there, a restaurant, church, classroom, shopping aisle and yes a bar, when someone will walk in and the place turns to weeping eyes and sneezing. How well do you think people take it when asked to "remove" their perfume? But due to stories like the people above who fell ill due to someone's perfume I believe people are starting to look at perfume as the next cigarette.
  • Portsmouth man sues Burger King for not holding the extras

    05/22/2009 7:16:46 AM PDT · by big black dog · 45 replies · 1,749+ views
    Darius Dugger wanted it his way: no tomatoes, no onions, no pickles. He didn't get it. So he sued. Dugger is seeking $100,000 in damages, plus legal fees and court costs, after a Burger King franchise allegedly messed up his order, causing him to fall ill. A lawsuit filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court claims that on April 10, 2007, Dugger ordered a drink and two sandwiches from the restaurant on Monticello Avenue in James City County. Then the Portsmouth man left the restaurant, joined a group of co-workers for lunch and pulled out his sandwich. But, the suit says,...
  • From peanuts to shellfish... Why are so many adults suddenly getting allergies?

    05/17/2009 7:28:33 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 57 replies · 2,223+ views
    DailyMail.uk ^ | 15th May 2009 | Lucy Elkins
    From peanuts to shellfish... Why are so many adults suddenly getting allergies? "...Over the past decade there has been a huge rise in the number of Britons suffering from hay-fever and eczema as a result of allergies. As many as one in four people is affected, and ... ... it's not just children who are affected.... increasingly, middle-aged and older people are developing allergies for the first time....they suddenly suffer a reaction to something that for decades did them no harm. 'In the case of food allergies and anaphylaxis, I now see more adults than children - we are inundated...
  • Smoking Protects Against Allergies

    05/16/2009 10:13:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 724+ views
    Times of India ^ | 15 May 2009
    They say smoking is injurious to health, but a new study has revealed that cigarettes can protect from allergies. The research team from Utrecht University in the Netherlands has shown that cigarette smoke can prevent allergies by decreasing the reaction of immune cells to allergens. It decreases the allergic response by inhibiting the activity of mast cells, the major players in the immune system's response to allergens. The researchers also found that treatment of mast cells with a cigarette smoke-infused solution prevented the release of inflammation-inducing proteins in response to allergens, without affecting other mast cell immune functions. In the...
  • Gluten linked to schizophrenia & type 1 diabetes

    05/04/2009 7:31:49 PM PDT · by MetaThought · 49 replies · 1,862+ views
    stv.tv ^ | 27 April 2009 07:00 AM
    Scientists study affect of gluten on mental health Scottish scientists believe that gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. Scottish scientists believe that gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. The researchers at the prospective University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) are looking at the links between schizophrenia and diabetes. The two studies undertaken by geneticist Dr Jun Wei and his team in Inverness are to be funded by £300,000 from the Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain. The first project is to explore...
  • Sick Clinton cancels appointments (No, it's not the swine flu. allergies.)

    05/04/2009 9:31:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,720+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton canceled her appointments Monday laid low by her allergies, an official said, stressing she was not suffering from swine flu. "She does not have the flu, just a bit under the weather," said State Department spokesman Robert Wood. "She will be back tomorrow. She is suffering from allergies."
  • Freedom from lice may have led to modern allergies

    04/22/2009 5:32:15 PM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies · 474+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Apr. 22, 2009 | Debora MacKenzie
    Humanity's bug-infested past might be why we have more allergies today (Image: James Gathany/ Center for Disease Control and Prevention, USA) It is well established that intestinal parasites dampen mammalian immune reactions. But in a surprise result, scientists have found that another kind of parasite – the body louse – does too. That means the epidemic of allergic disorders in modern, urban people might be due to our having rid ourselves of lice and worms.
  • PEANUT HOSTILITIES

    12/04/2008 8:45:15 AM PST · by andrew roman · 8 replies · 906+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 4 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    The sad tendency in America these days is that the needs of the few - in many cases, the very few - are given priority over the rights of the majority, and almost always at the expense of liberty.Frankly, it is a repulsive trend.I have, in previous articles, called this the Tyranny of Equality - born out of a sense of sick, arrant entitlement - with the devitalizing aim of making sure that every single human being alive in America is not only treated exactly the same, but that no one anywhere at anytime is inconvenienced, insulted, or made to...
  • Woman Sues Airline for Serving Peanuts

    06/03/2008 2:40:34 PM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 165 replies · 161+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 03, 2008
    A Long Island woman has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines claiming the carrier endangered her 4-year-old son by serving peanuts on her flight, Newsday reported. Tehmina Haque says she was assured several times that peanuts would not be served, but flight attendants changed the plan without notice during her April 18 flight to Los Angeles. Her lawsuit claims she was “tense and fearful .. that her son would have an anaphylactic reaction while imprisoned 35,000 feet in the air,” according to Newsday. An American Airlines spokesman would not comment on the lawsuit. The carrier’s peanut allergy policy reads: “American...
  • Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings

    05/24/2008 11:36:17 AM PDT · by dayglored · 70 replies · 265+ views
    KOB.com news ^ | 5/20/2008 | Gadi Schwartz KOB-TV, and Joshua Panas KOB.com
    Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings A group in Santa Fe says the city is discriminating against them because they say that they're allergic to the wireless Internet signal. And now they want Wi-Fi banned from public buildings. Arthur Firstenberg says he is highly sensitive to certain types of electric fields, including wireless Internet and cell phones. "I get chest pain and it doesn't go away right away," he said. Firstenberg and dozens of other electro-sensitive people in Santa Fe claim that putting up Wi-Fi in public places is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The city...
  • Help with dog allergies!

    05/06/2008 11:03:20 AM PDT · by Michelle Chandler · 33 replies · 465+ views
    I have a 3 year old Pug with skin allergies. I have removed all plants from the yard, tried all of the antihistamines, Atopica, bathing her, and special foods. I don't want to use steroids all the time because of all the damage it can do internally. Daphne(my pug) and I would welcome any helpful information. Thank you.
  • "Tongue Drops" May Cut Bee Sting Allergy

    04/02/2008 10:17:10 AM PDT · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 104+ views
    CBSNEWS.COM ^ | 3/19/08 | Charlene Laino
    (WebMD) Taking allergy drops instead of enduring painful shots may someday become an option for people who are allergic to honeybee stings. In a preliminary study, Italian researchers found that putting honeybee venom under the tongue was safe and significantly reduced reactions in people allergic to bee stings . Immunotherapy using the ubiquitous allergy shot is the standard treatment for allergies to everything from insect stings to dust mites. Tiny amounts of the allergens are injected into the patient until tolerance develops. The new study involved a different form of immunotherapy, called sublingual immunotherapy. It involves putting extracts of allergens...
  • Zyrtec Now Available Over The Counter

    01/24/2008 5:25:38 PM PST · by Dysart · 79 replies · 1,423+ views
    KCRA.com ^ | 1-24-08
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Starting Thursday, allergy sufferers can find the most-prescribed allergy medication available for over-the-counter sales. Zyrtec is the brand name for cetirizine and is approved to relieve allergy-related sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and also, itching from hives. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it for sale without a prescription in November.Dr. Rajan Merchant from Woodland Healthcare said it is the same formula as a doctor would prescribe."The efficacy is the same; the dosage is the same as the prescription strength. But the reason it is going over the counter is because we have enough safety data...
  • The boy who is allergic to almost EVERY food

    10/02/2007 3:51:14 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 338 replies · 2,591+ views
    The Evening Standard, London ^ | October 2, 2007 | unknown
    Tyler Savage: he is fed through a tube in his stomach A boy of 12 suffers from so many allergies that he is able to eat only five foods. Tyler Savage is violently ill every time he is given dishes containing dairy products or wheat, gluten, eggs, lactose and soya. The sole foods he is allowed are chicken, carrots, grapes, potatoes and apples. To help him survive, minerals and vitamins are pumped directly into his stomach through a tube. Tyler started to fall ill at the age of six when even a morsel of food would leave him writhing...
  • Boy with nut allergy banned from school because he is a 'health and safety risk'

    09/27/2007 2:22:06 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 182 replies · 201+ views
    Boy with nut allergy banned from school because he is a 'health and safety risk'Like anyone with a nut allergy, George Hall-Lambert had always assumed it was the food that caused the problem – not him. His new school didn't agree. Concerned that none of the staff was trained to cope if the 11-year-old had an allergic reaction, the headmaster banned him – on health and safety grounds. George, who was diagnosed with a nut allergy at 18 months, carries an emergency adrenaline injection, known as an EpiPen, and wears a medical tag to alert carers to his condition. When...
  • Odor of Cigarette Smoke Causes School Employee to Lose Job

    09/16/2007 4:52:51 AM PDT · by metesky · 34 replies · 1,520+ views
    Odor of Cigarette Smoke Causes School Employee to Lose Job Last Edited: Friday, 14 Sep 2007, 9:53 AM CDT Created: Friday, 14 Sep 2007, 9:36 AM CDT Suzanne Lidster lost her job at a Denton elementary school because she smelled like cigarette smoke. The Denton Independent School District has removed an employee from her position because she smells like cigarette smoke. Suzanne Lidster was thrilled when she was recently hired to assist a student with disabilities at L.A. Nelson Elementary. "It's something that God sent me here to do with this child," Lidster told FOX 4.  "It's like OK,...
  • School board bans treats

    08/30/2007 6:42:03 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 239 replies · 2,378+ views
    kxmb.com ^ | 08/30/07 | AP
    BRANDON, S.D. (AP) Mom's brownies and other homemade goodies have been banned from grade schools in the Brandon-Valley School District. The ban is intended to protect kids who are allergic to nuts. The "no shared treats" policy means no more suckers, cookies or even apples. And it means shared treats will not be allowed at Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's parties in grade-school classrooms. School district officials say the ban will be strictly enforced. Although the district no longer allows shared treats in elementary schools, students may bring their own snacks from home. The ban does not apply to Brand Valley...
  • Balloon ban wipes smile off clown's face

    08/14/2007 5:25:39 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 87 replies · 1,459+ views
    Agence France Presse. ^ | 14 August 2007 | Staff
    A clown has had the smile wiped off his face after being told he couldn't use balloons in his act because children might be allergic to latex. Barney Baloney said he was told by bosses at a supermarket where he was booked to appear that he should leave his balloons at home because of the potential for allergic reactions. The 47-year-old entertainer, also known as Tony Turner, has previously had to ditch his bubble-making machine because he could not get public liability insurance as companies assessed that youngsters might slip and hurt themselves.
  • Allergic US employee sues to ban perfume at work

    07/05/2007 8:55:27 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 112 replies · 2,714+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 5, 2007
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - An office worker for the US city of Detroit is suing for her colleagues to be banned from wearing perfume which gives her such severe headaches, nausea and coughing fits that she must leave work. Court documents showed Thursday that Susan McBride suffered so acutely from allergy to the chemicals in scents, lotions and sprays that she had to go home sick when a heavily perfumed co-worker shared her office at the city's historic districts department. Her sensitivity is such that she avoids the detergent sections in shops and cannot sit near perfumed people in a movie...
  • Study: Apples, Fish May Protect Babies from Asthma, Allergies

    05/22/2007 12:06:42 PM PDT · by fortunecookie · 6 replies · 233+ views
    Fox News Health ^ | May 21, 2007
    The children of women who ate apples and fish during their pregnancies appear to have a lower risk of developing asthma and some allergic diseases, according to a new study.
  • Infants Wheeze Less In Homes With Multiple Dogs

    12/04/2006 5:55:38 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 882+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-4-2006
    Infants Wheeze Less In Homes With Multiple Dogs Living in a home with multiple dogs may help reduce an infant’s risk for developing wheezing in the first year of life, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC). Having multiple dogs in the home early in life may help prevent future allergy development in certain kids. (Image courtesy of University of Cincinnati) Cincinnati researchers, led by David Bernstein, MD, have found that infants living in homes with high levels of endotoxins (bacterial contaminants) and multiple dogs were more than two times less likely to wheeze than other infants....
  • Allergy-free Cats For Sale At $3,950 Each

    09/26/2006 1:23:10 AM PDT · by CommonSense1stOverParty · 37 replies · 1,546+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | Sept. 25th, 2006 | Christian Nordqvist
    If you are allergic to cats, would like to have one and have $3,950 spare, this may be your lucky day. Allerca Inc., California, USA, says it has managed to breed the world's first hypoallergenic cats. People who are allergic to cats and buy one of these will not experience sneezing, red and itchy eyes or asthma - except in very acute cases. The company says that as soon as the news got out people rushed to place orders and now there is a waiting list. The company tested thousands of cats, looking for those tiny few that do not...
  • Allergy Risk Tied to Early Solid Foods

    07/28/2006 7:21:51 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 18 replies · 331+ views
    WebMD ^ | July 28, 2006 | Salynn Boyles
    July 28, 2006 -- New moms should breastfeed exclusively for six months to help protect their babies against developing food allergiesallergies later on, one of the nation's leading allergy and asthmaasthma groups says. Solid foods of all types should be avoided for the first six months, and certain items -- like cow's milk, eggs, fish, and nuts -- should not be introduced until even later, according to a consensus statement on infant feeding released this week by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "It is important to understand that we are talking about exclusive breastfeedingbreastfeeding, with no...
  • Lawsuit seeks ban on smoking around apartment complex

    06/29/2006 7:43:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 559+ views
    AP ^ | 6/29/6
    Los Angeles -- The father of a 5-year-old asthmatic girl has sued the apartment complex where the family lives in an attempt to stop residents from smoking in common areas. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Superior Court, alleges that second-hand smoke from common areas around the complex have hurt Melinda Birke's health. The areas include the swimming pools, the barbecue areas, the children's playground, the outdoor dining area and the entrances to the rental office and clubhouse. The girl has had pneumonia three times since 2003, and has suffered from asthma and chronic allergies since she was 18 months old,...
  • Spring into Action to Combat Seasonal Allergies

    04/24/2006 5:01:20 PM PDT · by KarinG1 · 5 replies · 301+ views
    After the long, dark cold of winter, many people look to spring to bring them bright sunshine, warmer weather - and non-stop sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as "spring allergies" or "rose fever," is one of the most common allergic conditions in the United States, affecting approximately 36 million people (www.aaaai.org).
  • Law clears some drug store shelves

    04/23/2006 10:07:31 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 56 replies · 1,182+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | April 23 | Rich Cholodofsky
    Looking for decongestants to relieve sinus and allergy symptoms soon could become a real headache. The same legislation that gives law-enforcement officials broad powers to identify terrorists now enables the government to track the sale of certain over-the-counter medications that can be abused or used by drug rings to manufacture methamphetamines.
  • Cutting-Edge Sinus Treatment Offers New Hope

    04/08/2006 9:21:47 PM PDT · by stlnative · 43 replies · 2,687+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4/6/06 | ABC News
    April 6, 2006 — It's an annual rite of passage for those who suffer from seasonal allergies: sinuses so blocked it's difficult to breathe, a recurring headache, a feeling of constant "pressure" on the face. But for people like Michele Lynch who suffer from chronic sinusitis, allergy season seems to last all year. "I couldn't work. You can't breathe. I couldn't sleep," she said. Lynch, 24, had suffered from sinusitis most of her life — the result of abnormal bone growth in her sinuses. But a few weeks ago, doctors suggested she try a radically new treatment that's been available...
  • Coroner: Lack of Oxygen, Not Peanut Butter, Killed Girl

    03/06/2006 3:48:50 PM PST · by ferri · 30 replies · 1,063+ views
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | Monday, March 06, 2006
    MONTREAL — A lack of oxygen to the brain likely played a role in the death of a teenager once thought to have died of a peanut allergy after kissing her boyfriend who had just eaten peanut butter, a Quebec coroner said Monday. Coroner Michel Miron told The Associated Press that it appeared that Christina Desforges, 15, had suffered from "cerebral anoxia," or a lack of oxygen to the brain, which caused serious damage. He provided no further details — other than to say that no foul play was suspected in Desforges' death — because he has yet to submit...