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Peanut Allergies

Why One Mom Says Her Child's School Is Committing A Human Rights Violation

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

According to one mother, a Canadian school is violating her daughter’s human rights. Lynne Glover recently filed a complaint with the Human Righ...

The Secret to Surviving the Holidays

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

It has to do with avoiding five types of people who suck joy out of a room the way air gets sucked out of a pressurized cabin in "Snakes on a Plane." You need to protect yourself when you're near these people; they are seasonal vampires.

More States Take Steps To Fight Allergies In Schools

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 10.17.2013 | Parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When a third-grade student who had been stung by a wasp developed welts on his neck and had trouble brea...

Why I'm Not Going To Cater To Fussy Eaters Anymore

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.26.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

There seems to be an epidemic of specialized diets going around. We can argue til the cows come home whether gluten-free or veganism makes you healthier or morally superior to me, but as a rule, I tend to dislike zealots of any stripe.

What Would You Pay to Keep Your Child From Having a Food Allergy?

Elijah Wolfson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Elijah Wolfson

"She had a couple of bites of a peanut butter sandwich at the park one day, and her whole face broke out in hives."The next thing Deanna and Paul kne...

Getting Past the Hype About Peanut Allergies

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Who could forget the tragic "peanut butter kiss of death" headlines about a Canadian teen who died of anaphylactic shock related to a peanut allergy. Well, the teenager did die -- but little else of that story proved true.

Teen Dies After Eating Cookie

Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living

The death of a 19-year-old college student has served as a somber reminder of the extreme danger that food allergies can pose. Cameron Groezinger-...

Adverse Effects Attributed to Medications May Be From Food for Some People

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

People with medical conditions such as celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or food allergies should know that they may not be sensitive or allergic to the medicine to which they reacted. Rather, their reactions may have been from the food contents in the drugs.

The Question You Must Ask Before Your Kid's Playdate

good men project | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents

Written by Jim Higley Last week, The Good Men Project asked me to weigh in on a topic they were contributing to which explored parents comfort wit...

Food Allergies: Doctors Disagree on Peanut-Free Schools/Classrooms Plus Talk on Bullying

S.Z. Berg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
S.Z. Berg

At the center of the fallout are the allergic children and teenagers who are sometimes left feeling unsafe, socially set apart from their peers at lunch or in classroom celebrations, and teased or bullied by other students.

Catherine Pearson

What Parents Often Don't Know About Their Food Allergic Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents

When children have food allergies, their parents have to constantly watch out for allergens and be prepared for a possible reaction. Another concer...

WATCH: 'I'm Allergic To Almost Everything'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Just judging by the labels that crowd the grocery store shelves (think lactose-free, vegan, gluten-free -- the list goes on) it's clear that many of u...

Substitutes For Peanut Allergies, From Ellie Krieger (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

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

Peanut Allergies More Common In Kids From Wealthy Families

Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 11/12/2012 11:03 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Children from wealthy families may be more likely to have pe...

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...

Three Shocking Ways Packaged Foods Are Contaminated

Corey Rennell | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Corey Rennell

Packaged foods acquire long shelf lives when their chemical properties are manipulated so that bacteria cannot grow. While this gives a perception of safety and sterility, it actually means that ingredients of any quality can be used and the food will never go bad.

Mom Killed Daughter With Peanut M&Ms So She Could 'Go Back To Heaven,' Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.06.2012 | Crime

A New York mom is accused of killing her daughter by feeding the little girl peanut M&Ms -- which she was severely allergic to, cops said. Veronica...

Odwalla Recalls Chocolate Drink

AP | Posted 04.05.2012 | Food

ATLANTA -- Odwalla Inc. says it is voluntarily recalling its Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverage because four customers who have peanut allergi...

Most People With 'Food Allergies' Are Exaggerating, Expert Says

Posted 01.25.2012 | Food

It's a cliche, at this point, to note that many more people claim to have food allergies today than they did a decade or two ago. In some David Chang-...

Famous And Gluten-Free? 16 Celebrities With Food Allergies Or Intolerances

Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living

What do Zooey Deschanel, Keith Olbermann and Billy Bob Thornton have in common? Aside from fame, the trio reportedly suffer from food sensitivitie...

EpiPens, and Why Schools Should Have and Use Them

Karen Latimer | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Karen Latimer

A child who has severe allergies should never be far from an EpiPen. School personnel and all caregivers should be trained to use them.

First Grader Dies After Alleged Allergic Reaction At School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

Ammaria Johnson, 7, died Monday at Virginia's Hopkins Elementary School from an alleged allergic reaction to peanuts after breaking out in hives and e...

New and Promising Food Allergy Treatment 'Tricks' the Immune System

Susan Weissman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Like any parent whose child has multiple and life-threatening food allergies, I scrutinize any pronouncements of treatments through the lens of my child's body.

How To Deal With Food Allergies In The Cafeteria

Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents

Karen McEwan's school cafeteria has an "allergy table" with a "peanut free" sign on it. The Portland, Ore., kindergarten teacher reports that schoo...