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  • I Hated Picking Peaches

    04/24/2017 10:18:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/17 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    We all live in an increasingly toxic world Do you remember the line in the musical Showboat, the one that says, Its summertime and the living is easy? Maybe it is for some people. But the worst summer I ever endured was during World War II. We all had to contribute to the war effort and my job was to pick peaches on a farm. But for years I had suffered from Hay Fever! Peaches and their fuzz were a Perfect Storm! Could I have avoided this allergy today? Its estimated that 40 million North Americans now suffer from mild...
  • Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity

    04/06/2017 2:27:51 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 3 replies
    Science News ^ | April 6, 2017 | University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
    If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity? A new University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets -- 70 per cent of which were dogs -- showed higher levels of two types of microbes associated with lower risks of allergic disease and obesity. But don't rush out to adopt a furry friend just yet. "There's definitely a critical window of time when gut immunity and microbes co-develop, and when disruptions to the process result in changes to gut immunity," said Anita Kozyrskyj,...
  • The 5 worst US cities for allergy sufferers

    02/19/2017 11:30:07 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 56 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | February 19, 2017 | By Chaffin Mitchell
    Spring is right around the corner, which means allergy season is on its way. While many Southeastern cities top the list, there are many factors that go into deciding the worst allergy locations around the country. The cities on the list were picked due to the length of allergy seasons. A longer warm season, with an earlier start to spring and a later end to warmth in fall, extends the growing season for allergen-producing plants. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than $18 billion is spent on nasal allergy health costs annually for more than 50 million Americans...
  • Promising News For Children With Peanut Allergies

    10/12/2016 9:03:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 10/12 | Bianca Castro
    New research shows children, some as young as nine-months-old, with peanut allergies can successfully become desensitized to nuts by eating small doses of peanut protein. To reduce the risk of life-threatening allergic reactions, researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have been studying the use of oral immunotherapy to reduce sensitivity to peanut proteins. The published a new report that found the therapy to be 81 percent effective in preschool-aged children. Only a handful of oral immunotherapy programs exist in Texas. Medical City Dallas has been running its current program for eight years with high success, according...
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  • Inside the EpiPen Price Backlash

    09/01/2016 11:53:56 AM PDT · by wtd · 51 replies
    Allergic Living ^ | Gwen Smith
    AllergicLiving: Inside the EpiPen Price Backlash Amid a firestorm of controversy over price hikes on lifesaving EpiPens, drug manufacturer Mylan made a dramatic and unusual move this week it announced the launch of a lower cost generic replica of its brand-name epinephrine auto-injector. Mylan has been under relentless pressure over the pricing of its EpiPen epineprhine auto-injectors since it surfaced that the list price for a set of two devices reached $609 in May 2016, an increase of more than 500 percent from 2008. To alleviate widespread sticker shock at pharmacy counters, Mylan CEO Heather Breschs initial response...
  • Allergic to life: the Arizona residents 'sensitive to the whole world'

    07/11/2016 6:22:03 AM PDT · by Celerity · 49 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7/11/16 | Kathleen Hale and Mae Ryan
    Afterward, Mae and I ducked behind a curtained-off partition to consider our sleeping arrangements: two metal cots, one broken, and zero blankets, (because blankets are absorbent and, according to local logic, our pores were still off-gassing dangerous chemicals). Nighttime in the desert is freezing, and Susies house did not have heating. I wanted to be unconscious and regretted my semi-recent decision to start weaning off sedatives.
  • How This 20-Year-Old Died From Kissing Her Boyfriend

    06/11/2016 6:25:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 112 replies
    Myriam Ducre-Lemay, 20, died in 2012 after kissing her boyfriend he'd eaten a peanut butter sandwich and wasn't aware of her peanut allergy (or the severity of it) and she was not carrying her EpiPen with her at the time, CTV News reports. Her mother is just now publicizing the story to help others avoid the same situation. According to CJAD, Ducre-Lemay and her boyfriend had been out at a party earlier that night, which is why she didn't have her medication or her Medic Alert bracelet on her. After the kiss, she had trouble breathing, tried using her...
  • Panera's Getting Sued Over A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    A fresh food lawsuit has emerged in Massachusetts following an incident at Panera. Boston Magazine reports that back in January, a New England family placed an online order for a meal from the chain's location in Natick. They ordered a grilled cheese sandwich for their six-year-old daughter, noting that it was for a child with a peanut allergy. The parents claim that after taking a bite, the young girl suffered a reaction that sent her to the hospital, and they discovered a dollop of peanut butter inside the sandwich. Luckily an epi pen saved the girl's life, but the family...
  • Parent’s sign asks ‘responsible’ neighbors to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins

    10/31/2015 7:01:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 31, 2015 | soopermexican
    Oh boy. Thanks to those among us that have a peanut allergy, everyone else has to have a crappy Halloween. That’s what it means to be a sensitive, “responsible” American these days. Here’s the sign asking parents to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins and other boring treats:
  • Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q®

    10/29/2015 9:29:42 AM PDT · by wtd · 1 replies
    Sanofi ^ | 10/29/2015 | Sanofi
    Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi‑Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves all Auvi‑Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers. This includes lot number 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery. If a patient experiencing a serious allergic reaction (i.e., anaphylaxis) did not receive the intended dose, there could be significant health consequences, including death because anaphylaxis...
  • Why food allergy fakers need to stop -diets & dislikes are being passed off as medical conditions.

    10/20/2015 3:36:07 PM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    .bostonglobe ^ | 2015/10/14/ | By Neil Swidey
    This intervention is not aimed at those with life-threatening food allergies or similarly grave medical conditions. I would never question people whose faces will balloon if they ingest trace amounts of shellfish. Or people who risk going into anaphylactic shock with a whiff of peanut dust. Those problems are very real, and everyone who is afflicted with them has my sympathy. Im talking about the rest of you. Those of you who dont eat garlic because you detest its smell or avoid cauliflower because it makes you fart or have gone gluten-free because you heard it worked wonders for Jennifer...
  • Sorry, Mr. President, Global Warming Didn't Cause Malia's Asthma

    04/09/2015 4:17:33 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/08/2015 | Staff
    Hot Air: President Obama says we must tackle global warming because it's already causing asthma rates to climb. But his argument is full of holes. In any case, didn't the U.N. climate chief say we need to depopulate the planet?
  • Obama says climate change is personal....daughter Malia had an asthma attack as a toddler

    04/08/2015 1:58:04 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 90 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/8/15 | By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Obama says climate change is personal to him because daughter Malia had an asthma attack as a toddler Said he can relate to 'fear a parent has when your four-year-old daughter comes up to you and says, "Daddy, I'm having trouble breathing" ' Health scare resulted in a single trip to the emergency room for Malia - who at the age of 16 now lives an active life, inhaler free But other children aren't so fortunate; they they find themselves in and out the emergency room several times a year, he said White House says higher temperatures lead to increases...
  • Eating peanuts in early years can prevent allergy, scientists find

    02/24/2015 2:21:02 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | KATE KELLAND, REUTERS
    LONDON - In research that contradicts years of health advice, scientists said on Monday that babies at risk of developing a childhood peanut allergy can avoid it if they are given peanuts regularly during their first 11 months.
  • Mandatory Vaccine Critic: Risks of Shots Understated

    02/04/2015 12:15:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Sean Piccoli
    A critic of mandatory child vaccinations made no apologies for her views in an appearance on Newsmax TV Tuesday, and said that public anger over the Disneyland measles outbreak should be directed at pharmaceutical companies and the federal government, not people like her. "What's happening is people are freaking out about measles outbreaks," Louise Kuo Habakus said ina combative interview with "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner. "They're pointing the finger at unvaccinated children and non-vaccinated families, when really what needs to happen is people need to be pointing the finger at industry and at Congress." Habakus, co-founder of a group called...
  • (The Man Bites Dog Corollary) The Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans

    11/29/2014 12:54:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    Vocativ.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Luke Malone
    Meet Adam, the Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans The adorable black Labrador confounded Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis when he showed up with a mysterious inflammatory skin condition When Adam, a frail black Labrador, first arrived at Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis, he was a mess. His fur was coming out in clumps, revealing dry, cracked skin underneath, and the dogs pained gnawing only exacerbated his condition. Robin Herman and the staff at the center tried their best to ease his mystery inflammatory disease by starting a regimen of steroids, medical baths and premium food. And...
  • Holiday Handy-Dandy Helpful Household Hints

    11/29/2014 8:18:45 AM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 20 replies
    11/29/14 | Me, in Real Life
    Full article from my personal FB account, that I wrote. I sometimes publish these under my old radio-persona name, with the catch-phrase 'Handy-Dandy Helpful Household Hints'. Yes, very cheesy and entirely hokey. 8-) I wrote this one this morning - lots of you probably know most of this already but on the off-chance someone learns something I am sharing. Be blessed, y'all. "Getting your decorations out of storage can mean putting dust, mold and dust mites into your atmosphere; flaring up allergies, sinus problems, sore throats, AND contribute to low energy! Aint nobody got time for that! (Summary: Clean your...
  • Coppell ISD has lost its mind (vanity)

    09/29/2014 7:40:35 PM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 20 replies
    Coppell ISD ^ | 9/29/2014 | Night Hides Not
    I learned today that my son was directed, by TWO teachers, to throw away a granola bar because it has nuts in it. Apparently, Coppell Middle School West is a "no nuts" campus...other than the faculty and administrators, apparently. I took the extra step to see if the Coppell ISD website had any mention of a "no nuts" policy district wide. Although I was unable to find any mention of such a policy, I found the following under their "Departments" tab for Child Nutrition: Healthy Snacks Available: Dont have time to pack a classroom snack for your elementary student? We...
  • Food Allergies In Children Could Be Caused By Antibiotics

    09/26/2014 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/26/2014 | Gabe Noble
    Giovanni was one of the 6 million children in the United States who suffer from food allergies, an alarming number that has nearly tripled in the past two decades. Dr. Martin Blaser, a microbiologist and professor at New York University, is working tirelessly on groundbreaking research into this dramatic spike in food allergies. His hypothesis is that exposure to antibiotics early in life is diminishing positive gut bacteria and thus weakening children's immune systems, making them more susceptible to allergies. Blaser warns parents: "Antibiotics are not free, they do have a cost. And it is not just monetary but in...