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Current Allergy Related News

Research provides hope for preventing food allergies in babies, Sacramento Bee
Approximately 5 percent of children under 5 years old have a documented food allergy. And ask any parent or individual who either has a food allergy or cares for a child with one – it often is a scary and challenging road when navigating mealtimes, the …

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/14/5259943/research-provides-hope-for-preventing.html

Can a Radical New Treatment Save Children With Severe Food Allergies?, New York Times
Tessa was so severely allergic to milk, wheat, eggs, nuts, shellfish and assorted other foods that as a toddler she went into anaphylactic shock when milk fell on her skin. Kim never left her with a baby sitter. She slept with her each night. And when …

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/magazine/can-a-radical-new-treatment-save-children-with-severe-allergies.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Food Allergy Prevention Recommendation, abc40
(WGGB) — New recommendations are out for parents on how to potentially prevent their young child from developing certain food allergies. Having a young child with a food allergy can be challenging and scary. “It’s just careful planning, keeping things …

http://www.wggb.com/2013/03/12/food-allergy-prevent-recommendation/

New Food Allergy Guidelines Explained, MyFox Philadelphia
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal online, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) has released some new guideline on when and how to introduce the primary group of foods that cause allergies. Milk, soy, fish …

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/21555368/new-food-allergy-guidelines-explained

Getting up to scratch on food allergies, StarPhoenix
The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association hopes its new food-allergy guide, available in English and French, can be of benefit to members in helping their staff better understand food allergies and what can be done to avoid allergy-related …

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Getting+scratch+food+allergies/8072660/story.html

Vitamin D, the gut and food allergies, ABC Online
In new research, a team led by Professor Katie Allen, paediatric gastroenterologist, allergist and researcher with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), found children deficient in vitamin D are three times more likely to have a food allergy …

http://www.abc.net.au/health/features/stories/2013/03/07/3710140.htm#.UUJquBlAs9E

Race appears to have limited effect on food allergy rates, Healio
Although some data have suggested an increased risk of food sensitization, self-reported allergy or clinic-based diagnosis of food allergy among black children, no definitive racial/ethnic disparity could be demonstrated among currently available studies.

http://www.healio.com/pediatrics/allergy-asthma-immunology/news/online/%7BF9E6F22D-6B61-4FDC-B69A-255CB0768DB2%7D/Race-appears-to-have-limited-effect-on-food-allergy-rates

Tool could rapidly detect food allergies from a drop of blood, The Engineer
The new instrument — expected to perform an analysis on a single drop of blood in 15 minutes — is likely to benefit the 15 million people in Europe who suffer from food allergies, a condition that can reduce quality of life and sometimes lead to death.

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/medical-and-healthcare/news/tool-could-rapidly-detect-food-allergies-from-a-drop-of-blood/1015208.article

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