All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘food allergy’

Teal Pumpkin Project Safeguards Children With Allergies On Halloween

For children with allergies, Halloween treats can be a matter of life or death. An initiative started by parents called the Teal Pumpkin Project is helping children with allergies take part in the fun holiday without putting their health at risk with Halloween candy. Becky Basalone of Knoxville, Tennessee, had attended a Halloween party for children with allergies two years …

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Food Allergies on the Rise: EpiPen Legislation

Food Allergy has become a growing concern for Americans, particularly parents of school-age children. There have been several documented deaths amongst students exposed to allergens at school. There is a high probability that these students would have survived, had they been given immediate access to epinephrine. This week, on October 2nd, the U.S. Senate will come to a decision on …

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ADHD Linked to Allergies, Asthma in Children

As the number of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rises, doctors are now searching for an answer to why diagnoses are becoming more common. Last year, a study linked low-level mercury exposure in pregnant women to the disorder. This week, a new study has linked ADHD to childhood allergies and asthma, which are also on the rise. The study, published …

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Peanut Allergies Not the Epidemic Americans Might Think

The shift from the customary airplane packets of peanuts to off-brand Chex mix was made in part to protect those with peanut allergies. Throughout the 90s, advocacy groups and stories about peanut allergy attacks led to a greater awareness of the phenomenon. Now, peanuts are banned from some schools and day care centers across the U.S., and some ballparks provide …

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Lone Star Tick Linked to Sudden Outbreak of Meat Allergies

The lone star tick, an arachnid which gets its name from the single white dot on its creepy little back, has been linked to an recent outbreak of meat allergies that have recently plagued the East Coast and Bible Belt. When people question why, exactly, I don’t spend a lot of time outside during the summer months, I will gladly …

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