Leading Experts Rethinking Food Allergy Causes

Three to 5 percent of the population is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts or seafood, The New Yorker reports. Credit: Getty The perplexing world of childhood food allergies is enough to make any parent break out in hives. ...Experts believe early exposure may actually help prevent food allergies later in life.

Restricted Food Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

c Food allergies could be causing your child's ADHD symptoms. Credit: Achim Sass, Getty
If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may want to consider an alternative course of treat...
A new study suggests that a special restricted diet should be part of the standard of care for all children with ADHD.

ER Trips for Food Allergies Higher Than Ever

Peanut butter is off limits for many kids with food allergies. Credit: Corbis Parents who want to keep their kids out of ER may want to skip the milk, eggs and peanut butter aisles at the grocery store. A new study finds that food...Parents who want to keep their kids out of ER may want to skip the milk, eggs and peanut butter aisles at the grocery store.

Allergy Alert Labels Help Keep Kids Safe

Put it in writing, so everyone can help keep your child safe. Credit: Mabel's Labels
More than 12 million Americans have food allergies, according to The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network -- including about 3 million children. If your c...

Research: Give Babies Some Cow's Milk

Milk -- It does a body good. Credit: Getty Images
For all the virtues of breast-feeding, it might be a good idea to give babies just a little bit of cow's milk in the first 15 days of life. The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) reports ...

Amazing Dad: Paul Antico

AllergyEats founder Paul Antico with sons Keegan, left, and Tucker. Credit: Courtesy of Paul Antico
Amazing Dad: Paul Antico, founder of AllergyEats, an online guide to more than 600,000 allergy-friendly restaurants in the United States Pa...

Opinion: Parents' Attitudes Contribute More to Autism Than Vaccines

You hear the rooster crow. You see the sun come up. All hail the chicken god! That's the problem with observational evidence. It can be very misleading, especially when you're desperately groping for answers to life's most profound mysteries....

Girl Allergic to 21st Century

Doctors are stumped by girl's severe allergies. Image: sanja gjenero/
According to doctors, Molly Harrad was born about a century too late. The 10-year-old, who lives in England, suffers from a rare condition in which she is severely allerg...

Food allergies don't have to ruin Halloween

Would you hand your preschooler a bag full of live ammunition? Now you know how parents of kids with food allergies feel about Halloween. The treats so many children look forward to with glee can be deadly for those who suffer from reactions to pe...

AAP issues new advice on food allergies

I feel very fortunate that Ellie has no food allergies. Cat hair and dander give her problems, but she can eat anything she likes. It must be difficult and stressful to have a child who is allergic to everyday foods. An update on food allergies by th...

Boy can eat only 5 foods -- he's allergic to everything else

Eating has always been a challenge for Tyler Savage. When he was younger, doctors told Tyler and his family that a stomach infection was behind the frequent pain, sickness and diarrhea he suffered every time he consumed food. However, when his weight...

Recipe website for food allergies

I'm lucky that the only thing my kids seem to be allergic to is spinach, brussel sprouts, and asparagus. It causes their eyebrows to knit together, their heads to shake side to side and to (loudly) say things like "YUCK!" and "GROSS!" and "What did w...

Peanuts vs tree nuts (hint: one is a legume)

If anyone had bothered to ask me about the possibility of this I could've settled the matter way before Reuters decided to pick it up. According to a recent article on the Reuters online site, children's (heck, anyone's) allergic reactions to cashew...

Dealing with another child's food allergies

I've been very open with my family's struggles with food allergies. My son has an immediate reaction to milk, which involves hives and vomiting. It is scary and I'm so thankful it isn't more serious. I have a friend, however, who has a child with a s...

(Mis)Adventures in Food Allergies

I never had to deal with allergies of any type until a few years ago, when my daughter started having troubles with dairy. While she eventually outgrew her allergy, my son is still going strong with his. Just the other day, we had the official blood ...


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