Category Archives: Nutrition: Allergies

Food allergy development linked to skin exposure

Food allergies are on the rise in the U.S. and other developed countries. In patients, food allergies appear as a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild skin inflammation to severe asthma. Recent studies suggest that contact between inflamed skin and … Continue reading

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12 health items to carry every day

Aspirin A travel pack of aspirin is great to have around if you or someone you know has heart troubles. “It’s one of the first line agents medics will give to someone who calls an ambulance with chest pain,” Dr. … Continue reading

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Emergency epinephrine used 38 times in Chicago Public School academic year

More than half of students who used the emergency medication had no known history of allergic reaction CHICAGO — During the 2012-2013 school year, 38 Chicago Public School (CPS) students and staff were given emergency medication for potentially life-threatening allergic … Continue reading

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How are flour and asthma linked?

Munich, Germany: Flour has been identified as the main cause of occupational asthma in France, closely followed by cleaning products. A new study, which was presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress today (07 September 2014), analysed all cases … Continue reading

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Food allergies, socioeconomic factors linked in new study

Pediatrics. 2014 Sep;134 Suppl 1:S21-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-0646E. Infant feeding practices and reported food allergies at 6 years of age. Luccioli S1, Zhang Y2, Verrill L2, Ramos-Valle M3, Kwegyir-Afful E3. Author information 1Offices of Food Additive Safety, and stefano.luccioli@fda.hhs.gov. 2Analytics and … Continue reading

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Antibiotic residue in food may cause dangerous allergic reactions

Newswise — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (September 3, 2014) – People with food allergies always have to watch what they eat. Now, they may have to watch what their fruits and vegetables eat, as it seems it’s possible to have an … Continue reading

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The New Gluten-Free Ingredient That May Cause Allergic Reactions

Newswise — MANHATTAN, Kansas — A popular new ingredient in gluten-free products could be causing an allergic reaction, according to a Kansas State University food safety specialist. Lupin, a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts, is showing … Continue reading

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Milk allergy is frequently confused with lactose intolerance

Milk allergy is frequently confused with lactose intolerance. However, these are two entirely different mechanisms that occur in the body. People with lactose intolerance do not digest lactose properly because they lack an enzyme known as lactase. In the case … Continue reading

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Lupin allergy: all you need to know about this peanut-like legume, from the FDA

Lupin (sometimes called “lupine”) is a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts. “For many people, eating lupin or a lupin-derived ingredient, such as a flour, is safe,” says Stefano Luccioli, M.D., a senior medical advisor at the … Continue reading

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Food Allergies More Widespread Among Inner-City Children

Newswise — Already known for their higher-than-usual risk of asthma and environmental allergies, young inner-city children appear to suffer disproportionately from food allergies as well, according to results of a study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. … Continue reading

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Fruits, vegetables can cause allergic reactions from common invisible fungus

Researchers at the UPM suggest that the interaction between two proteins can be the responsible for the allergic asthma episodes after eating an infected fruit. A research group of the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP) of Universidad Politécnica … Continue reading

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Peanuts don’t panic parents as much as milk and eggs

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 26, 2014) – It’s tough being the parent of a child with food allergies. Constant vigilance is needed for everything your child eats, when a single food item containing a hidden ingredient can be fatal. Although … Continue reading

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The best way to avoid ingredient-based food fear

Daily headlines on internet pages and blogs claim: “New ingredient X is harmful to your health.” Such warnings can scare people into avoiding these ingredients without actually knowing the facts, leading some people to have food fears about ingredients such … Continue reading

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