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  • 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.
  • Mandatory Vaccine Critic: Risks of Shots Understated

    02/04/2015 12:15:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • The Gluten of the 1900s

    09/07/2014 7:56:56 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 46 replies ^ | September 5, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    <p>Since the rise of both modern medicine and society, a large subset of the Western World's population has required a scapegoat to explain their everyday ills. Today, it's gluten. A decade ago, it was monosodium glutamate (MSG). One hundred years ago, it was poop.</p>
  • Experimental Treatment Could Reduce Kids Peanut Allergies

    01/31/2014 12:35:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    In a recent study, kids with severe peanut allergies were fed small amounts of peanut flour to build their tolerance. After the experiment, 80% could safely eat five peanuts at a time. Doctors say the goal isnt to allow the kids to eat large amounts of peanuts, but to avoid life-threatening reactions if they unknowingly ingest traces of peanuts.An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts. Although experts say the results of the carefully monitored study are...
  • Doctor using experimental technique to cure peanut allergies - Video

    11/27/2013 6:06:55 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | CTVNews Video
    CTV's Kate Eggins introduces us to a local doctor that using an experimental technique to try to cure peanut allergies.
  • Peanut-free football game Saturday at Northwestern

    10/15/2013 6:11:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 15, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach
    When the Northwestern Wildcats face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ryan Field in Evanston on Saturday, something will be missing: peanuts. Northwestern University is hosting its first peanut-free football game to give fans with allergies a chance to focus on the game instead of worrying about negative reactions to the popular stadium snack, which can range from mild irritation to life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
  • Study: Food, skin allergies increasing in children

    05/01/2013 10:59:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2013 12:28 AM EDT | Mike Stobbe
    Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found. Experts arent sure whats behind the increase. Could it be that children are growing up in households so clean that it leaves them more sensitive to things that can trigger allergies? Or are mom and dad paying closer attention to rashes and reactions, and more likely to call it an allergy? We dont really have the answer, said Dr. Lara Akinbami of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the senior author of the new report released Thursday.
  • Ticked Off About a Growing Allergy to Meat

    11/19/2012 4:49:18 AM PST · by Renfield · 5 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 11-16-2012 | Gretchen Cuda Kroen
    Tick bites have long been synonymous with bad news, responsible for transmitting diseases such as Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but this must be a carnivore or BBQ lover's worst nightmare. A growing body of research suggests that bites from a particular tick are causing an unusual allergic reaction to meat. At an allergy meeting last week, for example, a diagnostics lab presented evidence that the highest prevalence of the allergy is in the southeastern United States, where the tick primarily thrives. Yet American BBQ lovers and carnivores elsewhere may not rest easy; the allergy mysteriously afflicts...
  • health vanity question about cake

    09/21/2012 7:03:36 PM PDT · by married21 · 60 replies
    vanity question about food intolerance: What could the problem be with Costco birthday cake? I have had a piece every day since Tuesday, and have also had miserable chest discomfort/gas/burping discomfort almost immediately afterwards. Which ingredient could be the culprit? The shortening in the frosting? Soy of some sort? I am quite ready to give up and never eat this again, despite the fact that I really like it, but I need to know which part is the problem, so I can make other plans the next time we have a birthday around here.
  • Live free or sneeze? New Hampshire weighs ban on scents worn by state workers

    02/12/2012 4:17:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 12, 2012 |
    Less is more, according to New Hampshire lawmakers debating whether to ban the use of scented or fragrant soaps by state employees. Under House Bill 1444, state workers who interact with the public would be prohibited from wearing fragrances or scented products while on the job, MyFoxBoston reported. The reason for the proposed ban -- exposure to scented products can irritate or worsen symptoms for people with asthma or allergies. "The chemicals in some of these products can trigger the nasal congestion, sneezing and the runny nose," Dr. Stanley Fineman, an allergist with Emory University and the Atlanta Allergy and...
  • Any Florida State fans out there?

    09/24/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Former Fetus
    My husband thinks he heard something about Florida State's quarterback Clint Trickett having been tested for food allegies. Apparently they found something, but he did not hear what, and they think that Trickett will be able to gain some weight now. The reason I am interested is because my son has the same problem that Trickett does. There's absolutely no way to get him to gain weight. To be honest, he runs cross country and track, so during running season and summer practice he runs around 40-50 miles a week. But, in the off season, he does not gain an...
  • Key witness in Bryan Stow beating dies unexpectedly

    08/01/2011 5:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 1, 2011 | Andrew Blankstein
    A key witness in the beating case of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium died suddenly, apparently of an allergic food reaction. According to law enforcement sources familiar with the case, Matthew Lee died Sunday after eating a salad that apparently contained nuts, which caused the allergic reaction. The coroner has not determined a cause of death, however.
  • Matthews Hits Hillary For Denying Photo Showed Her Having Emotional Reaction To Osama Attack

    05/05/2011 7:11:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 89 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On his MSNBC show this evening, Chris Matthews criticized Hillary's lack of "humanity" for denying that, in the photo of her in the Situation Room during the attack on Bin Laden, she was having an emotional reaction. Matthews played video of Hillary suggesting that rather than reacting in horror, she was merely stifling a cough. Riiight. On the one hand, Hillary richly deserved Matthews' wrist-rap for her blatantly phony explanation. Madame 3 AM obviously didn't want to be seen to be looking weak. But still, it was surprising to witness the harsh terms with which Matthews went after Clinton. Yo...
  • Low vitamin D levels linked to allergies in kids

    02/24/2011 7:35:20 AM PST · by decimon · 21 replies
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine ^ | February 24, 2011 | Unknown
    February 24, 2011 ─ (BRONX, NY) ─ A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in the February 17 online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University headed the study. Researchers looked at the serum vitamin D levels in blood collected in 2005-2006 from a nationally representative sample of more than 3,100 children and adolescents and 3,400 adults. The samples are derived from the National Health and Nutrition...
  • Little girl is allergic to cold

    02/08/2011 11:13:51 AM PST · by Immerito · 75 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 8, 2011 | Unknown
    Even eating ice cream is off-limits for 9-year-old Priscilla Nine-year-old Priscilla Pomerantz can't play in the snow, eat ice cream or walk her dog during the winter. She can't get cold at all, because she suffers from an allergy called cold urticaria. For Priscilla, air temperatures below 70 degrees -- or even eating chilly foods -- trigger an allergic reaction of hives, swelling and difficulty breathing. Left untreated, the cold could literally kill her.
  • MetMom Serious Prayer Need--EATING threatened [Update @560]

    08/21/2010 9:18:48 PM PDT · by Quix · 689 replies · 1+ views
    Curious space between Quix's ears & consulatations w MetMom | 18 AUG 2010 | Quix
    Metmom has had allergies and food allergies her entire life. In the last few years they have gotten steadily and progressively worse. Foods have been dropping out of her diet until she reached the point she is at now and can only eat rice, chicken, lamb, and venison. Anything else causes her to react rather destructively, debilitatingly. The problem is that the repeated continual exposure to the few remaining foods, could lead to a sensitivity to those as well, which has just happened to two foods she had been safely eating since October. There are options for nutrition should...
  • 'One size fits all' allergy jab for hay fever, asthma and eczema on the way

    06/22/2010 1:00:46 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/22/10 | Andrew Hough
    A jab that could provide a "one size fits all" approach to tackling hay fever, asthma and eczema could be available within a few years, a conference heard.Swiss researchers claimed allergies that blight the lives of 10 million British sufferers could be largely eradicated with a single vaccine. An allergy conference in London heard the one size fits all injection that wards off asthma, eczema, hay fever and even peanut allergies could be on the shelves within four to five years. Experts say if the jab, known only as CYT003-Qbg10 which has been tested on humans, is properly developed it...
  • Developing a better way to detect food allergies

    05/22/2010 4:41:40 AM PDT · by decimon · 3 replies · 191+ views
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology ^ | May 21, 2010 | Anne Trafton
    About 30 percent of Americans believe they have food allergies. However, the actual number is far smaller, closer to 5 percent, according to a recent study commissioned by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Thats due in large part to the unreliability of the skin test that doctors commonly use to test for food allergies. MIT chemical engineer Christopher Love believes he has a better way to diagnose such allergies. His new technology, described in the June 7 issue of the journal Lab on a Chip, can analyze individual immune cells taken from patients, allowing for precise...
  • Doubt Is Cast on Many Reports of Food Allergies

    05/13/2010 1:41:01 PM PDT · by decimon · 40 replies · 690+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 11, 2010 | Gina Kolata
    Many who think they have food allergies actually do not. A new report, commissioned by the federal government, finds the field is rife with poorly done studies, misdiagnoses and tests that can give misleading results. While there is no doubt that people can be allergic to certain foods, with reproducible responses ranging from a rash to a severe life-threatening reaction, the true incidence of food allergies is only about 8 percent for children and less than 5 percent for adults, said Dr. Marc Riedl, an author of the new paper and an allergist and immunologist at the University of California,...
  • Excessive-cleanliness-may-boost-allergies

    04/15/2010 10:42:31 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 25 replies · 702+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Put away the hand sanitizer. It's not necessarily the grime, dust bunnies, cat dander or pollen causing those miserable springtime allergies. The culprit actually may be too much cleanliness.
  • Spiritually Rooted Diseases [H Wright et al via Life Application Ministries]

    01/19/2010 12:24:35 PM PST · by Quix · 61 replies · 1,169+ views
    PLEASANT VALLEY CHURCH, THOMASTON GEORGIA ^ | unclear Jan 18 2010? | unknown; Henry Wright a source;
    "If you are sick & tired of being sick & tired, I believe that Life Application Ministries (LAM) may be your missing link. This is a ministry based on the Word of God. It is the Word of Truth that sets people free, ALL people!" "Life Application Ministries, LAM, ministry, Word of God, word of god, Linda Lange, linda lange, six basic principles, spiritually rooted diseases, diseases and their root cause, the meeting place, healing and health in body, soul and spirit, introduction & foundation, relationship with god, spiritual roots preventing healing, blocks preventing healing, five r's to freedom, family...
  • Nut-free school spurs education campaign

    03/26/2010 3:42:01 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 25 replies · 558+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | 3/26/2010 | George Brennan
    Nut-free school spurs education campaign By George Brennan / Cape Cod Times Friday, March 26, 2010 - Added 9h ago EAST SANDWICH Protecting a child with peanut and tree nut allergies takes vigilance, education and becoming a "label-reading machine," a pediatric allergist told local parents last night. Dr. Michael Pistiner, a Leominster-based allergist and a clinical instructor at Childrens Hospital Boston, met yesterday with teachers, nurses, bus drivers, administrators and families at Oak Ridge School about severe food allergies, reports the Cape Cod Times. Last night, he finished his day-long visit speaking to a gathering of about three dozen...
  • 'Exciting' advance reported in peanut allergy therapy

    02/20/2010 6:10:50 PM PST · by cajuncow · 18 replies · 562+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-19-10 | Elizabeth Landau, CNN
    San Diego, California (CNN) -- Peanuts are like poison for people who have severe food allergies to them. For some, ingesting even a tiny piece of peanut can trigger a potentially fatal reaction. But new research is showing that immunotherapy, a method of giving a small dose of peanut to a patient in a controlled setting and then increasing the amount over a few months, may help temper these reactions. It's the same principle as allergy shots, only done with food. The research, conducted at Cambridge University Hospitals in the United Kingdom, was presented Friday at the annual meeting of...
  • Mother: Teacher Knowingly Gave Allergic Son Peanuts

    10/09/2009 9:40:51 AM PDT · by Abathar · 21 replies · 1,254+ views ^ | 10/09/2009 | staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The mother of a 7-year-old boy with autism and a severe peanut allergy has filed a lawsuit claiming a teacher tossed her son a peanut-filled Mr. Goodbar candy bar in hopes of sickening him and keeping him from going on a zoo field trip. The boy didn't eat the candy bar, but Anita Young said her son suffered physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his teacher, and filed a lawsuit in Marion County against her son's Indianapolis school. Young also wants criminal charges filed against teacher Trinda Barocas.
  • Less Butter And Fish Implicated In Increased Teenage Allergies

    09/24/2009 10:54:36 AM PDT · by decimon · 43 replies · 933+ views
    Scientific Blogging ^ | September 21, 2009 | News Staff
    Allergies are on the rise and there are a number of theories why. Some speculate that it's due to more parents getting kids tested for allergies; allergists will find allergies thta 40 years ago would have been dismissed as inconveniences. Other speculation is that over-hyped concern about sterility regarding babies has weakened their immune system. A study conducted in 2008 by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg says diet may be the culprit. In Vstra Gtaland County in western Sweden, half of all teenagers are considered affected by asthma, nasal symptoms and eczema, almost 10 percentage points higher...
  • Is Perfume the New Cigarette? 150 Fall Ill to Sprayed Perfume

    07/30/2009 5:37:31 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 67 replies · 2,771+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 8/30/09 | Bobby Tall Horse
    We've all been there, a restaurant, church, classroom, shopping aisle and yes a bar, when someone will walk in and the place turns to weeping eyes and sneezing. How well do you think people take it when asked to "remove" their perfume? But due to stories like the people above who fell ill due to someone's perfume I believe people are starting to look at perfume as the next cigarette.
  • Portsmouth man sues Burger King for not holding the extras

    05/22/2009 7:16:46 AM PDT · by big black dog · 45 replies · 1,749+ views
    Darius Dugger wanted it his way: no tomatoes, no onions, no pickles. He didn't get it. So he sued. Dugger is seeking $100,000 in damages, plus legal fees and court costs, after a Burger King franchise allegedly messed up his order, causing him to fall ill. A lawsuit filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court claims that on April 10, 2007, Dugger ordered a drink and two sandwiches from the restaurant on Monticello Avenue in James City County. Then the Portsmouth man left the restaurant, joined a group of co-workers for lunch and pulled out his sandwich. But, the suit says,...
  • From peanuts to shellfish... Why are so many adults suddenly getting allergies?

    05/17/2009 7:28:33 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 57 replies · 2,223+ views ^ | 15th May 2009 | Lucy Elkins
    From peanuts to shellfish... Why are so many adults suddenly getting allergies? "...Over the past decade there has been a huge rise in the number of Britons suffering from hay-fever and eczema as a result of allergies. As many as one in four people is affected, and ... ... it's not just children who are affected.... increasingly, middle-aged and older people are developing allergies for the first time....they suddenly suffer a reaction to something that for decades did them no harm. 'In the case of food allergies and anaphylaxis, I now see more adults than children - we are inundated...
  • Smoking Protects Against Allergies

    05/16/2009 10:13:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 724+ views
    Times of India ^ | 15 May 2009
    They say smoking is injurious to health, but a new study has revealed that cigarettes can protect from allergies. The research team from Utrecht University in the Netherlands has shown that cigarette smoke can prevent allergies by decreasing the reaction of immune cells to allergens. It decreases the allergic response by inhibiting the activity of mast cells, the major players in the immune system's response to allergens. The researchers also found that treatment of mast cells with a cigarette smoke-infused solution prevented the release of inflammation-inducing proteins in response to allergens, without affecting other mast cell immune functions. In the...
  • Gluten linked to schizophrenia & type 1 diabetes

    05/04/2009 7:31:49 PM PDT · by MetaThought · 49 replies · 1,862+ views ^ | 27 April 2009 07:00 AM
    Scientists study affect of gluten on mental health Scottish scientists believe that gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. Scottish scientists believe that gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. The researchers at the prospective University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) are looking at the links between schizophrenia and diabetes. The two studies undertaken by geneticist Dr Jun Wei and his team in Inverness are to be funded by 300,000 from the Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain. The first project is to explore...
  • Sick Clinton cancels appointments (No, it's not the swine flu. allergies.)

    05/04/2009 9:31:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,720+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton canceled her appointments Monday laid low by her allergies, an official said, stressing she was not suffering from swine flu. "She does not have the flu, just a bit under the weather," said State Department spokesman Robert Wood. "She will be back tomorrow. She is suffering from allergies."
  • Freedom from lice may have led to modern allergies

    04/22/2009 5:32:15 PM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies · 474+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Apr. 22, 2009 | Debora MacKenzie
    Humanity's bug-infested past might be why we have more allergies today (Image: James Gathany/ Center for Disease Control and Prevention, USA) It is well established that intestinal parasites dampen mammalian immune reactions. But in a surprise result, scientists have found that another kind of parasite the body louse does too. That means the epidemic of allergic disorders in modern, urban people might be due to our having rid ourselves of lice and worms.

    12/04/2008 8:45:15 AM PST · by andrew roman · 8 replies · 906+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 4 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    The sad tendency in America these days is that the needs of the few - in many cases, the very few - are given priority over the rights of the majority, and almost always at the expense of liberty.Frankly, it is a repulsive trend.I have, in previous articles, called this the Tyranny of Equality - born out of a sense of sick, arrant entitlement - with the devitalizing aim of making sure that every single human being alive in America is not only treated exactly the same, but that no one anywhere at anytime is inconvenienced, insulted, or made to...
  • Woman Sues Airline for Serving Peanuts

    06/03/2008 2:40:34 PM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 165 replies · 161+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 03, 2008
    A Long Island woman has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines claiming the carrier endangered her 4-year-old son by serving peanuts on her flight, Newsday reported. Tehmina Haque says she was assured several times that peanuts would not be served, but flight attendants changed the plan without notice during her April 18 flight to Los Angeles. Her lawsuit claims she was tense and fearful .. that her son would have an anaphylactic reaction while imprisoned 35,000 feet in the air, according to Newsday. An American Airlines spokesman would not comment on the lawsuit. The carriers peanut allergy policy reads: American...