Yesterday marked the beginning of Food Allergy Awareness Week, which aims to educate as many people as possible about food allergies and their severity.
Food allergies have been increasing in the U.S. in recent years – up from 3.4 percent of kids younger than 18 in 1997-1999 to 5.1 percent in 2009-2011, according to new [...]
For kids with milk allergies, the old excuse “I’m allergic to school” may be rooted in some truth, according to new research.
Certain types of chalk used in schools may contain casein, a milk protein that often is used in low powder chalk. Inhaling casein-containing chalk dust can be dangerous for milk allergic kids as [...]
More people are affected by food allergies now than in previous years, according a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Among kids younger than 18 years old, food allergy prevalence increased from only 3.4 percent in 1997-1999 to 5.1 percent in 2009-2011. During that same time period, skin allergies [...]
Food allergies are a growing concern.
April 8 to 14 marks World Allergy Week, which this year is focused on increasing awareness of food allergies while also facilitating meaningful discussion and collaboration on the topic.
Between 220 and 250 million people globally have at least one food allergy – numbers that continue to increase, [...]
Food allergies could have adverse effects on children’s growth, according to new research.
Researchers compared the body weights and body mass indices (BMI) of children with food allergies to a group of children without food allergies. They found kids with food allergies typically had lower body weights and BMIs, according to the research, which was [...]
Severe food allergies and intolerances such as celiac disease may constitute a disability, following a settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and a Massachusetts college.
The decision, which came after a student at the college went to the government about the lack of gluten-free options at the school, may make businesses and colleges more vulnerable [...]
Research into a new technique shows it may decrease a person’s sensitivity to a food to which they are allergic.
It’s called sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT. In short, it means placing a tiny amount of allergenic material (in this case, peanut) under the allergic person’s tongue (under medical supervision, of course). The study was one [...]
It’s a unique trio that may provide valuable information about future food allergies.
Results from a recent study have shown that the presence of eczema and egg allergy “strongly predict risk” for developing peanut allergy, according to the Learning About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study. The research is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and [...]
For children who suffer from milk allergies, new hope may rest in a calf born in New Zealand.
The tailless calf, which was conceived via cloning and genetic modification, produces milk that contains no detectable beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), one of the allergenic proteins in milk, according to CNN.
Approximately 2 to 3 percent of babies are [...]
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Canada going to single food safety inspection system – Food Safety News
Canada is looking to streamline its food safety service.
Small Ohio producers first to reap benefits of [...]