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  • 'Allergy explosion' across much of the country linked to climate change

    05/10/2018 8:37:49 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10 May 2018 | Shamard Charles, MD
    The spring allergy season is hitting much of the country especially hard and researchers are blaming climate change for more intense pollen counts. There's been a spike in the number of people suffering seasonal allergies, also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, for the first time, and people in the northwest and southwest are getting the worst of it, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  • Mom who let 4-year-old eat PB&J in shopping cart branded a 'monster' by parenting forum

    04/12/2018 9:28:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 242 replies
    kcci ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Mike Moffitt
    A mother on a New York parenting blog wrote Monday that while shopping at the retailer, she gave her four-year-old daughter a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and "a woman stopped me to lecture me about peanut allergies." The child's mother then asked other moms on UrbanBaby if it was unacceptable to eat peanut butter in public. The anti-peanut butter backlash was swift and brutal. Most responses attacked the mother for potentially endangering children with peanut allergies. Some criticized her for feeding her daughter in a shopping cart, which they considered disgusting. "That's really inconsiderate," one person wrote. "So many...
  • Climate change making seasonal allergies worse, study says

    05/12/2017 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies ^ | May 11, 2017 | By HealthDay News
    If you're sniffling and sneezing a lot more lately, you're hardly alone. Climate change is making seasonal allergies worse, an expert says. "With the combination of increased temperature and carbon dioxide, we are seeing a dramatic change, and allergy sufferers can probably feel that change," said Dr. Richard Weber, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. "We are experiencing longer allergy seasons, earlier onset and there is just more pollen in the air," said Weber, who's also an allergist at National Jewish Health in Denver. About 40 million Americans have seasonal allergies -- also known as hay...
  • Governor: It's unfair that Narcan is free but EpiPens aren't

    05/11/2017 11:14:53 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 60 replies ^ | 5/9/2017 | AP News
    Maine's Republican governor says people on opiates who get free shots of Narcan have an advantage over people with allergies who have to pay for their own medication. Gov. Paul LePage said during a Tuesday radio call-in that he got a letter from a dad whose family members have to carry allergy pens for reactions to peanuts and bee stings. LePage discussed his bill to fine local governments that don't charge individuals who repeatedly overdose for the cost of administering opioid antidotes. The governor says people with allergies have "done nothing" but have to pay for it.
  • New Allergy Test Screens 120 Allergens With Finger Prick

    05/08/2017 2:59:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | May 02, 2017 | Haley Hernandez
    One of the most popular way doctors get true allergy test results is by doing skin tests. They can be itchy and uncomfortable. You can also get results by drawing blood. But there's a new test on the market that can identify more than 100 allergens, and it's as simple as a finger prick. Mia, 2, is the daughter of someone working for Allergypro, so when she started to shows signs of allergies, they wanted the test. "I wanted to bring her in because she was having reactions," Mia's mother Claudia Handrick said. Dr. Janet Pate with Nurture Pediatrics in...
  • I Hated Picking Peaches

    04/24/2017 10:18:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 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 ^ | 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.