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Skin patches may help kids’ peanut allergies, study says

October 31, 2016 by


By Hailey Middlebrook Peanut allergies are among the most serious food allergies, requiring constant vigilance. In severe cases, exposure to even trace amounts of the nut can trigger a deadly reaction. But according to a new study published last week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a tiny skin patch may help treat […]

Natick MA family sues Panera after finding peanut butter in a grilled cheese

June 6, 2016 by


by Neil Swidey,  Globe Staff In a case reflecting the growing tensions around food allergies, the family of a 6-year-old Natick girl with a serious peanut allergy filed suit last week in Middlesex Superior Court against Panera and a group of Panera franchises in New England. The suit alleges negligence stemming from an incident in […]

Food Allergies Are a Growing Public Health Concern

December 3, 2014 by


by Lianne Mandelbaum for Huffington Post How do I explain to my nine year old son the humor in recent articles listing the 8th-worst reason flying is awful; those jerks/a**holes whose nut allergies have ruined peanuts on planes for everybody? I have been told to just dismiss it, laugh it off; after all, it’s meaningless. […]

Why Children And Especially Babies Need to Eat Fish: Allergies

November 13, 2014 by


This past June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) encouraged Americans to eat more fish. They pointed out that fish has lots of health benefits; not only is it a great source of protein, it’s a great source of other nutrients, including some that can help developing brains. That’s why they particularly want pregnant women […]

Surviving summer camp with food allergies

June 5, 2014 by


Mireille Schwartz, Special to CNN updated Millions of people deal with allergies brought on by different kinds of pollen. But did you know that eating certain fruits, vegetables, nuts and spices can also trigger a reaction? It’s called cross-reactivity, and it happens because the proteins in some foods are similar to those allergy-causing proteins in […]