Nine-year-old Isabella Uknis can do something her parents were told was impossible: she can eat half a peanut every day. Since she had an anaphylactic reaction to a peanut butter cracker at the age of 2, Isabella has been avoiding peanut. But that all changed when her mother, Kathy, saw a report on “Good Morning… Read more »
News that researchers at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University have developed a process to make an allergen-free peanut was met with a flurry of excitement in the media, followed by considerable skepticism in the allergic community. While the agricultural researcher involved, Mohamed Ahmedna, sees much potential in his findings, even he cautions there… Read more »
A life with OAS means only cooked or baked fruit. Crisp, raw fruit, how I miss you. CRADLING a fresh, succulent peach in my hands, I take in its tantalizing aroma. I rub the fuzz lightly on my lips before taking a big, juice-dripping bite. Delicious. I swallow, and the tingling begins. First on my… Read more »
Background: The vaccine against the H1N1 flu (formerly known as swine flu) is now available in Canada and the U.S. Frequently Asked Questions: Q. Does the H1N1 vaccine contain egg? A. The H1N1 vaccine for Canada was developed by GlaxoSmithKline using the egg-based production method. This means the vaccine viruses are grown in eggs. This… Read more »
The kids cry out for a winter reprieve to the sun and sights at Disney. But is the sojourn safe for families of kids with multiple allergies?
Scientists in Australia have developed a test they say can determine when a baby is first born if he or she will develop allergies. A protein in the immune cells of newborns appears to hold the answer as to whether a baby will either be protected, or susceptible to the development of allergies later on,”… Read more »
From the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2006. It is known that teenagers with food allergies face the biggest risks of reactions of any age group. To understand what it feels like to be an adolescent with life-threatening allergies, Allergic Living and Anaphylaxis Canada held an informal discussion with six Ontario… Read more »
The shocking deaths of two teens provide clues to what goes wrong in fatal food allergy reactions. [From the Summer 2006 edition of Allergic Living.] WHEN news surfaced that 15-year-old Christina Desforges of Saguenay, Quebec, had died of what appeared to be an anaphylactic reaction to a kiss from a boyfriend who had eaten a… Read more »