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    05/12/2017 11:37:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Asian Pacific Post ^ | Tue, 05/09/2017 | Belen Febres-Cordero
    Upon arrival, immigrant populations in Canada tend to present less allergies than their Canadian-born counterparts, but prevalence increases with time, a national study finds. However, exposing them to ethnic foods and cultural practices that they were accustomed to may help reduce allergies in this population, according to the researchers. “There is no definitive answer as to the cause(s) of the definitely noted increase in allergies in immigrant populations when they move to Western countries such as Canada. However, the pattern is real and needs to be analyzed”, says Dr. David Fischer, President of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical...
  • Restaurant owner found guilty of death by chicken tikka masala

    05/23/2016 6:23:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    The owner of an Indian restaurant was found guilty Monday of killing one of his customers — after he cut corners whipping up an order of chicken tikka masala. A jury in Teesside Crown Court in North Yorkshire, England, found 52-year-old Mohammed Zaman guilty of manslaughter and gross negligence because he switched out almond powder for a cheaper ground nut mix containing peanuts, according to the BBC.
  • Parents Desperately Search for Food Their Baby Can Eat Without Dying

    05/20/2014 7:12:49 PM PDT · by kathsua · 20 replies ^ | 05/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The parents of a little girl in Kansas are having problems getting their daughter to eat. It’s not that she’s picky or refuses the food they offer her. Instead, she has a very rare disorder that makes it so her body aggressively attacks itself any time she eats any kind of food, with one exception. Maehlee Her is 13 months old and has eosinophilic esophagitis, which is a rare condition causes her to get horrible diarrhea and vomiting every time she eats normal food. The only thing she can currently stomach is squash. The rare disorder makes her white blood...
  • Food Allergies Are Now A Disability Under ADA

    05/03/2013 6:45:33 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 77 replies
    the last resistance ^ | 5-3-13 | mark home
    Lesley University is not nearly so isolated, but it has the same mandatory policy about its student cafeteria. There was a problem however. Several students had Celiac disease. They needed to eat gluten free in order to not get sick. So naturally they told the college and the college allowed them an exception to the mandatory cafeteria plan, letting them keep the money and use it to buy gluten-free food off campus. Right? No, the students sued the college to mandate that the college accommodate them. I don’t feel sorry for Lesley because, frankly, I still bear a grudge against...
  • Virus infections may be contributing factor in onset of gluten intolerance

    03/05/2010 7:24:29 AM PST · by decimon · 22 replies · 839+ views
    Academy of Finland ^ | Mar 5, 2010 | Unknown
    Recent research findings indicate a possible connection between virus infections, the immune system and the onset of gluten intolerance, also known as coeliac disease. A research project in the Academy of Finland's Research Programme on Nutrition, Food and Health (ELVIRA) has brought new knowledge on the hereditary nature of gluten intolerance and identified genes that carry a higher risk of developing the condition. Research has shown that the genes in question are closely linked with the human immune system and the occurrence of inflammations, rather than being connected with the actual breakdown of gluten in the digestive tract. "Some of...
  • Teen accused of planting nuts in lunch of allergic classmate

    04/20/2008 5:15:23 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 58 replies · 89+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/19/08 | n/a
    LEXINGTON, Ky. - An eighth-grader in Kentucky is accused of putting peanut butter cookie crumbs in the lunchbox of a classmate with a severe peanut allergy...
  • Kids with allergies ask rights panel for lunch inspections (Nanny state - Ontario)

    12/10/2007 12:06:40 PM PST · by fanfan · 95 replies · 147+ views
    The National Post ^ | Friday, December 07, 2007 | Chris Wattie
    TORONTO -- A group of Toronto-area children is asking the Ontario Human Rights Commission to force their school to launch mandatory lunch-bag inspections to screen out foods to which they have severe allergies, a case which could make all Ontario schools do the same. The six children, ranging in age from six to 11, contend that the local school board discriminated against them when it shut down a voluntary lunch screening program at St. Stephen's Catholic Elementary School, in Woodbridge, Ont., aimed at keeping peanuts, egg products or other potential allergy-inducing foods off school grounds entirely. Maurice Brenner, a human-rights...
  • VANITY: My Daughter is Peanut Allergic

    07/19/2006 4:09:03 PM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 33 replies · 601+ views
    2006-0719 | N3WBI3
    I just found out my daughter is peanut alergic, she is a 2/5 at just 15 months of age. Is there anything that a freeper can tell me about how bad this is? do chiledhood peanut allergies ever go away? how often? how ofter and how fast do they get worse?
  • Consumers angry over McDonald's fries

    02/19/2006 8:10:54 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 180 replies · 4,700+ views
    The Age ^ | 20 February 2006
    McDonald's Corp is facing at least three lawsuits in the US related to its disclosure last week that its french fries contain wheat and dairy products. Debra Moffatt of Lombard, Illinois, seeks unspecified damages in a lawsuit filed on Friday in Cook County Circuit Court that accuses the company of misleading the public. Her lawyer, Thomas Pakenas, said his client has celiac disease that causes gastrointestinal symptoms when set off by eating gluten, a protein found in wheat. "You cannot sell gluten-free french fries when they have gluten," Pakenas said. Moffatt's lawsuit seeks class-action status. McDonald's said on February 13...
  • Science stumped on food allergy trend in children

    11/29/2005 9:32:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 130 replies · 3,048+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | November 29, 2005 | BRUCE TAYLOR SEEMAN
    Newhouse News Service Multiple-choice question: Why are more American kids allergic to foods, particularly peanuts? A) Their immune systems are confused by increasingly clean homes. B) Nervous parents wait too long to feed their children peanuts. C) We roast peanuts rather than boil them. D) Maybe one of the above, and/or something else. Unfortunately, the answer is "D." One study estimates American children's rate of allergy to peanuts and tree nuts (like walnuts and pecans) — about 1 percent of those under age 18 — has doubled in recent years. No one can say why. But whatever biological mysteries are...
  • Boy, 12, Accused of threatening allergic teacher With peanut butter cookie

    04/24/2004 1:13:30 PM PDT · by dennisw · 37 replies · 321+ views
    wftv ^ | 5:06 pm EDT April 22, 2004
    Boy, 12, Accused Of Threatening Allergic Teacher With Cookie POSTED: 4:05 pm EDT April 22, 2004 SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -- A sixth-grader was suspended after school officials accused him of threatening to expose a highly allergic teacher to peanut butter cookies, the boy's father said Thursday. Loubert Gabriel said his son, 12-year-old Jules, had been kept out of class since April 2, after a girl in his social studies class at South Orange Middle School told the teacher that Jules had made the threat. The father said Jules was carrying a snack packet of Nutter Butter cookies and did make...