Study: 72% of those claiming a food allergy are wrong

Sometimes it is just better to be wrong.

A recent study investigated whether more than 2,000 people who claimed to have a food allergy actually had a food allergy. The result? Only approximately 28% of those claiming a food allergy were actually allergic to food.

In an article discussing the study, the study’s authors said […]

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More tomatoes, faster – Morning Ag Clips Tomatoes are already an ideal model species for plant research, but scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) just made them even more useful by […]

Israel’s answer to peanut allergies?

In the U.S. it has become commonplace to see food allergy warnings on virtually every food package or restaurant menu. Throughout the nation peanut allergies alone have more than tripled between 1997 and 2008, but the rising occurrence of food allergies is not the same everywhere in the world.

Take Israel, for example, where peanut […]

Could a patch hold relief for food allergy sufferers?

An allergic reaction that develops after eating a certain food can be an alarming experience no matter how well you think you’re prepared. That is why doctors at Colorado’s Children’s Hospital are researching a patch that could help eliminate food allergies from the lives of children and their parents.

“If you ask parents what do […]

Strange but true: Girl’s food allergy only activated with exercise

One teenaged girl in Canada may have the best excuse to not exercise after she experienced anaphylaxis from eating rice crackers and hummus and then exercised on her treadmill. According to a recent report, the 17-year-old ran for just 10 minutes before her lips started to swell and she developed puffy eyes, hives, itching and […]

H2-Oh no! Utah teen diagnosed with rare water allergy

After waking up and finding herself covered with itchy, red hives after a day of swimming, then 12-year-old Alexandra Allen knew something was wrong. Initially thinking she could be having an allergic reaction to the chlorine in the pool, she later realized it was not the chemical in the water she was allergic to, but […]

Boy develops food allergies after blood transfusion

An eight-year-old Canadian boy who previously had no food allergies recently became allergic to fish and nuts after receiving a blood transfusion, according to a new report.

The transfusion was part of his treatment for medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer, and caused him to have a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis within 10 minutes […]

Study finds common children’s allergens in pet food

When it comes to food allergies, avoidance is key. However, while it may be easy to avoid foods you know you are allergic to, oftentimes allergic reactions occur when we are unaware that a potential allergen exists.

For example, a new study is demonstrating this to be true in the case of children who have […]

Cannabis allergies a growing condition, new study finds

Scientists involved in a new medical study have concluded that cannabis, much like pollen or ragweed, is an allergen, and people can have mild to extreme reactions to it, ranging from itchy, watery eyes to deadly anaphylactic shock.

The study, conducted by Dr. Thad Ocampo and Dr. Tonya Rans at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical […]

Prevent peanut allergy with peanuts, new study suggests

It’s not nuts. Results from a long-awaited clinical trial are now showing that small children who avoided peanuts for the first five years of their lives were up to seven times more likely to have a peanut allergy than kids who ate peanuts at least three times a week.

These findings have caused the American […]