Consuming increasing doses of peanut flour can help children build up a tolerance, study claims
Two of Emily Cunningham’s three children have food allergies. And protecting her kids is taking toll on the family budget.
Allergies are certainly the result of both genetic and environmental factors, but there is fresh evidence to suggest that at least one major genetic aberration could be behind everything from hay fever to food allergies to asthma.
With pollen and other spring allergens in the air, researchers investigated whether place of birth affected the risk of developing allergies, and the answer turns out to be — yes.
Feeding eggs to a child who’s allergic sounds criminal, but a recent study finds that the exposure could actually cure them — or at least lessen their allergic reactions.
The majority of allergic reactions in kids are accidental — typically due to caregivers’ forgetfulness or lapses in supervision — but 1 in 9 reactions are triggered by giving known allergens intentionally, a study finds.
New research suggests that race and ancestry may play an important role in food allergies.
Having severe food allergies can make dining out difficult. But most of us assume that professional food-service workers — from restaurant owners and caterers to wait staff — are sufficiently knowledgeable about allergies and …
According to the most recent surveys, the incidence of food allergies continues to climb, with anywhere from 1% to 10% of Americans unable to safely consume common foods such as milk, eggs or nuts. But how reliable are these figures?
These days, any parent worth her salt knows to inquire about food allergies before a playdate begins. Allergies are everywhere, to all sorts of nuts, or eggs, or dairy. Rustling up a snack has never been more complicated, as …
Following Monday’s exploration of “bullycide” comes more news about tormented children. More than 30% of children with food allergies report being bullied or teased — often repeatedly — because of their eating restrictions, …
Fewer than 10% of Americans have food allergies, yet sloppy studies, wrong diagnoses and inaccurate testing have been leading a far larger portion of the population to believe they too are allergic to certain foods, according to a new review of allergy studies published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. As the New