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Peanut Allergy

Battle of the EpiPen

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Carolyn Ossorio

Can we talk about the exorbitant cost of EpiPens? I've probably bored you already. Let's face it: Another person whining about the high cost of health care in America. Hell yes I'm complaining! I just had to pay $440 for two EpiPens so my son, um, won't die if he inadvertently eats a tree nut.

This Is The Best Way To Avoid Developing A Peanut Allergy

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they tu...

When Adults Behave Worse Than Children

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

My son said the most frightening moment he has ever had was when an airline manager in Denver told us, "If you think he's going to die, don't get on the plane."

New Possibilities for People Who Suffer From Nut Allergies

Christine Aylward | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Christine Aylward

Peanut allergies are a real and growing problem with allergies to peanuts having more than quadrupled in the U.S. in the 13 years prior to 2010. This trend is worrisome to not only healthcare professionals, but also to the parents of children who suffer from peanut allergies.

Prior Advice About Preventing Peanut Allergies Could Be Wrong, Study Suggests

Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents

Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:33pm EST By Kate Kelland LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - In research that contradicts years of health advice, scientists said on...

Peanut Found In Cumin Spice, FDA Warns

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in ground cumin spice — a life-threat...

Didn't You Hear? There Is a 'Cure' for Peanut Allergies

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

I woke up this morning to at least 10 emails from well-intentioned friends and family telling me, in not so many words, "Probiotics cure peanut allergies. Quick, run out now and buy them." Being a food allergy advocate, I had already read the study to which they were referring.

Jeffrey Young

Napster Founder Sean Parker Pledges Millions For Allergy Cure | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology

Sean Parker, the co-founder of the online music service Napster and the first president of Facebook, has pledged $24 million toward a campaign to deve...

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time... to Raise Awareness

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 06.03.2014 | Good News
Lindsey Orlofsky

No, I will never be able to kiss my boyfriend without asking him what he ate for lunch. No, I will never be able to eat at 50 percent of restaurants. And no, I wouldn't have it any other way.

An Ordinary Day (With Food Allergies)

Carissa K | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

I've been reading ingredients on everything we purchase for the past nine years, ever since my son, Jack, at just 15 weeks of age, went into anaphylaxis in response to his first sip of formula.

Major Distributor Recalls Cookie Dough

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. -- ConAgra Foods Inc. is recalling some Kroger's Break `N Bake chocolate chip cookie dough packages, because they contain peanuts. ConAgr...

Store Pulls Nuts From Shelves, Didn't Disclose That Nuts Contained Nuts

Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

Booths, the U.K.-based grocery chain, has recalled its "monkey nuts." The store failed to disclose on the packaging that the product contained peanuts...

Substitutes For Peanut Allergies, From Ellie Krieger (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | Home

These days, so many people have nut allergies! Nutritionist and host of The Cooking Channel's "Healthy Appetite" Ellie Krieger gave suggestions for nu...

Could A Treatment For Peanut Allergy Be Coming Soon?

Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living

People with life-threatening peanut allergies understand how vexing the wait has been for a proper remedy, prevention, or cure. In a mouse stu...

Parent: Teacher Bullied Daughter With Scented Candle

Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

Georgia teenager Danielle Nguyen suffers from a severe nut allergy, and mother Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen says her daughter was endangered by a Spanish te...

Peanut Allergies May Have Tripled

Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living

If the population of one Minnesota county is any indication, rates of peanut allergies has been on the rise over the last decade, according to a new s...

Catherine Pearson

Could Breastfeeding Really Cause Nut Allergies? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.18.2012 | Parents

Australian researchers say they've found a possible cause for nut allergies, and it's likely to get lactation experts a bit riled up. Investigators...

'Worrisome' New Statistic About Allergies

Posted 06.27.2012 | Parents

Parents and caretakers may not be doing everything they can to protect young children from allergic reactions, according to a study published Monday i...

Hold The Cracker Jacks: Yankees And Mets Fans Get Peanut-Free Seats

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home

Peanut-free sections have been popping up at baseball stadiums across the country for some time. Now, fans of the Mets and Yankees with peanut al...

Are These Common Foods Causing Your Allergies?

Dr. Susanne Bennett | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susanne Bennett

According to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, approximately 40 million Americans suffer from allergies, with four million workdays lost annually due to hay fever alone.

Half Of People With Nut Allergies Can't Do What?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living

Not all people with nut allergies are savvy when it comes to identifying the nuts they're actually allergic to, a new study suggests. Researchers f...

The Funniest 'Peanut Free Mom' Tweets So Far

Posted 09.17.2011 | Comedy

The latest parody twitter account to grab the Internet's attention is @PeanutFreeMom, self-described "Life Coach, Career Mom, Peanut-Free Advocate." ...

That's Nuts: Michigan Woman Claims Attack By Peanut Butter

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

There have been a lot of crazy crimes but this one is completely nuts: a Michigan woman is under investigation for assault, because she mailed a lette...

Parents Want First Grader Kicked Out Of School Over Severe Peanut Allergy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Some public school parents in Edgewater, Florida, want a first-grade girl with life-threatening peanut allergies removed from the classroom and ho...

Can Moms Give Their Babies A Peanut Allergy In Utero? Maybe

TIME Healthland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

How soon does sensitization to foods start? Could it begin as early as during pregnancy?...