allergies 

Special Dogs Track Allergens to Keep Kids Safe

In this Sunday, May 29, 2011 photo, Jeff Glazer waits with his allergy-sniffing dog, Riley, to sweep a ball field before his game in Middlebury, Conn. Credit: Jessica Hill, AP NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Boo and Riley are more than affec...Many people nationwide are turning to allergy-sniffing service dogs who accompany their handlers in everyday activities.

Food Allergies Becoming More Common Among Kids

Nuts are among the most common food allergy. Credit: Getty Images
Food allergies among children are more common today than they were 10 years ago, says Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a Seattle-based pediatrician and mom to two young boys. ...
Food allergies among children are more common today than they were 10 years ago. Why that is, however, is under debate.

Milk Allergies Might Be More Stubborn Than Experts Thought, Study Says

Studies indicate it may take longer for kids to outgrow milk allergies than experts originally thought. Credit: Getty Images
Kids are supposed to outgrow milk allergies by the time they are 3 or 4 years old.
Some kids, however, didn...
It may take some kids longer to kick milk allergy.

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.

Goodbye, City Life? Farm Kids Have Fewer Allergies, Study Shows

Farm living could be ideal for kids with asthma and allergies, a new study shows. Credit: Getty "Green Acres is the place to be" may become the theme song for parents intent on keeping their kids asthma- and allergy-free. Turns o...A new study says kids who grow up on farms have fewer allergies.

Girls' Cleaner Lifestyles Could Make Them Sick, Study Shows

Keeping girls squeaky clean could lead to health issues down the road. Credit: Getty
A little dirt never hurt. But try telling that to moms determined to keep their little girls squeaky clean.
In today's cleanliness-obsessed world w...
A little dirt never hurt. But try telling that to moms determined to keep their little girls squeaky clean.

N.Y. Girl, 9, is Allergic to Cold

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We've heard about kids who are allergic to peanuts. Or pollen. Or pets. But being allergic to cold? Now, that's a new one. Priscilla Pomerantz, a 9-year-old from High...
Freezing temps are especially dangerous for a girl who is allergic to cold.

Peanut Allergy in Children Linked to Eating Peanuts While Pregnant

Back away from the PB and J ... Credit: Getty Images
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.

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...

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...

Common Allergy Culprits in Children

Dear Karla, My son has eczema all over his face and very bad asthma. Do you think it could be the milk he is drinking? Amanda Amanda, In Canada, 12 - 25 per cent of children suffer from eczema, with 90 per cent of cases occurring before a chi...

Buy or Die

So have you seen those things called "Table Toppers"? They're cute, disposable placemats you can take with you when you're going out to a restaurant with your kid. Which makes sense if you're lunching at Lepers 'N Fries. Seriously -- if you a...

Allergies Are Common in Younger Kids

Limit your dog's access to your child's room if allergies are suspected. Credit: OakleyOriginals, Flickr
We tend to react to our child's every sniffle, but how often is it something we need to worry about? And how can we even tell if it's an ...

Girl Allergic to 21st Century

Doctors are stumped by girl's severe allergies. Image: sanja gjenero/sxc.hu
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...

Shellfish - Serve or Skip?

When it comes to shellfish, the good news is this: Whether we're talking about oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, lobster, or crab, they're all pretty low on the food chain. Why does that matter? Because we don't have to worry about methylmercury conta...

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