Peanut Allergy Protest a 'Misunderstanding,' Florida School District Says

Officials for a Florida school district are saying that parents protesting efforts to protect one student from a peanut allergy is -- in a nutshell -- all a big misunderstanding.
A student at Edgewater Elementary School, part of the Volusia Cou...
Parents saying first-grader with severe peanut allergy is taking time away from their kids.

Parents Say Student's Peanut Allergy Hazardous to Their Kids

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They may look innocuous, but these peanuts could be life-threatening for someone with a severe allergy. Credit: Getty If your child suffers from a peanut allergy, you know just how diligent you n...
School's hand-washing policy has parents up in arms.

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.

Peanut Allergy in Children Linked to Eating Peanuts While Pregnant

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Moms-to-be: Put down the peanut butter and step away from the grape jelly. Your sticky indulgence could mean a lifetime of hassle for your baby. A new study shows that infants may be at a gr...
Step away from the Skippy. Or maybe not.

New Treatment Testing Offers Hope for Children with Peanut Allergies

New research could lead to a treatment for peanut allergies. Credit: Getty Images
The days of bringing your own cupcakes to birthday parties, avoiding Chinese takeout and scouring food packaging labels like an archaeologist studying the Rosetta ...

Are Parents Embroiled in a Peanut Panic?

A deadly allergy that could cause death or at the very least severe health issues is nothing to laugh at -- unless you send your child to school with an Epi pen just in case he might spontaneously develop a sensitivity to peanuts. That's what Lau...

New Research Offers Hope for Peanut Allergies

Studies suggest that it may be possible to cure peanut allergies -- but parents should not try this at home. Having a child who is allergic to peanuts has got to be difficult. It's hard enough making sure kids don't eat rocks and sand, small toys ...

Peanut Butter Recall Hurts Sales

Peanut Butter is more than just your child's lunch/allergy. It's big business. With the recent recall of tainted PB, big name brands like Jif and Peter Pan have seen a drop in sales of at least 20 percent, according to a report by CNN, while the g...

Injection-free treatment for milk and peanut allergies?

By ingesting small, doctor-monitored quantities of peanuts and nuts, kids can be immunized against potentially deadly peanut allergies, according to a new study. By taking medically supervised doses of nuts, doctors hope that they can safely desensit...

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...

Is your child really allergic to peanuts?

I feel very fortunate that my children don't have any serious allergies. Even though Ellie is allergic to cats, it is not a real threat to her health. If she comes in contact with one, she might get a runny nose and maybe a rash where she touched it....

Girl didn't die from peanut butter kiss

Apparently the girl who allegedly died from a peanut butter laden kiss, did not die because her boyfriend kissed her after eating a peanut butter sandwich. The coroner, Michel Miron, has now come out saying an allergic reaction was not the cause of t...


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