HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There’s a whiff of paranoia in the air.
For millions of seasonal allergy sufferers, the annual onset...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market, a big step toward better care for all kinds of food allergies -- but still a long way from a...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A House bill in New Hampshire would establish new regulations at restaurants regarding food allergies.
The proposed law was inspired by the death of a 20-year-old...
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — The Beaverton School District has agreed to pay $119,500 to settle a federal suit filed by parents arguing that the district failed to take proper precautions to protect...
CHICAGO (AP) — A new Illinois law aimed at protecting adults and children with sesame allergies has drawn concern from critics who argue the measure is giving families a false sense of...
SEATTLE (AP) — Around this time last year, news outlets blared alarming headlines: Breathing the air outside was as bad as smoking several cigarettes. Wildfire haze blotted out the sun and turned...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Daycare providers in New York state will soon have new guidelines for handling food allergies.
Under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state health...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government experts on Friday backed an experimental treatment for children with peanut allergies that could become the first federally approved option for preventing...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Students with food allergies will soon have a new place to dine on Michigan State University's campus.
The school is opening its first allergen-free dining hall,...
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A community sports center in Danbury has settled a federal discrimination complaint filed by the parents of a child with food allergies.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — There are many things that make parents scared for their children — climbing the top of the jungle gym, getting too close to a hot stove, other kids being mean — but for some...
NEW YORK (AP) — Breastfeeding, sleep training, food allergies: Parents navigate an onslaught of decisions, particularly fraught from birth to preschool when their own sleep deprivation and...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the Double-A baseball team's stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Peanuts and Cracker Jack, immortalized in song as indispensable snacks at a baseball game, are no longer available at a minor league ballpark in Connecticut.
The Double-A Hartford Yard Goats announced Thursday they will no longer sell shelled peanuts and Cracker Jack, which contains peanuts, at Dunkin' Donuts Park to make the venue safer for people with nut allergies.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A large-scale clinical trial at an Arkansas research institute and other nationwide institutions to find a treatment for peanut allergies has been a success.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag.
The new version from Teva Pharmaceuticals is the first that will be interchangeable with the original penlike injector sold by Mylan. The Food and Drug Administration announced the approval in a statement.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Even as many Lancaster County dairy farmers struggle to hang on despite falling milk prices and demand for their product, at least two small dairies are hooking their future to a controversial but increasingly popular new milk that claims to cure those with milk allergies.
An estimated one in 4 Americans have trouble digesting conventional milk.
HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania-based chips and snack food maker Utz is recalling some of its tortilla chips because they may contain milk.
Utz Quality Foods announced the voluntarily recall Thursday of some of its Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis brand tortilla chip products. The items have been shipped to 31 states and the District of Columbia.
Infants who are given antacids like Zantac or Pepcid are more likely to develop childhood allergies, perhaps because these drugs may alter their gut bacteria, a new large study suggests.
Early use of antibiotics also raised the chances of allergies in the study of nearly 800,000 children.
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Weekend funeral services were held in Georgia's Coweta County for a 12-year-old girl who died of an allergic reaction to peanuts in a granola bar.
WSB TV reports that Amanda Huynh had taken a bite of a granola bar while on a school bus last Tuesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill barring public colleges and universities from requiring that students buy meal plans even if they have dietary restrictions.
The bill approved Tuesday would allow students with medical documentation of food allergies, food sensitivities or medical dietary issues to forgo on-campus dining plans. Proponents say the goal is to protect students from having to pay for food they can't eat.
In a story Feb. 20 about a preventive treatment for peanut allergies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the results of previous research based on comments by Dr. Andrew Bird. Bird said he misspoke and meant to say that tolerating one peanut reduces the risk of a reaction by 95 percent, not that it protects 95 percent of children allergic to peanuts.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Peter Rabbit" filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character's allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online.
Sony Pictures says Sunday in a joint statement with the filmmakers that "food allergies and are a serious issue" and the film "should not have made light" of a character being allergic to blackberries "even in a cartoonish, slapstick way."
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — There's a new business in Saginaw Township that aims to bring the benefits of seaside life to Mid-Michigan.
The Salt House offers halotherapy in a cave-like environment, Himalayan salt lamps, cooking salts, bath salts and other salty goods.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Teal-colored pumpkins are appearing on more porches as part of a national effort to make the holiday safe for children with food allergies.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha school district has a new food and wellness policy designed to encourage healthier snacks and minimize the risk for children with dangerous food allergies.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Experts in Vermont say a number of factors, including climate change, have contributed to a "horrible" allergy season this year.
Allergist Dr. Betsy Jaffe told the Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/2rNRhD1 ) that this pollen season may be the worst she's seen in two decades of practice.
Jaffe said that this spring has been cooler and wetter than usual, prolonging the release of pollen.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — You just can't miss the yellow stuff.
It's everywhere this time of year, including on and in you — in many cases causing itchy eyes and runny noses.
With that sickly yellow blanket coating cars in a matter of an hour or two, some people believe this season is worse than others.
But Dr. Chad D. McCormick — an ear, nose and throat specialist affiliated with Kootenai Health — said this rendition of the yellow plague isn't really anything special.