Emily Oster crunches parenting data so you don’t have to
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...
No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford
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.
No peanuts or Cracker Jack available at this old ballgame
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.
Arkansas institute part of successful peanut allergy study
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.
US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen
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.
Struggling dairy farmers producing alternative milk
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.
More life-threatening allergy incidences in infants and toddlers: How parents can be prepared
(BPT) - Parenting during the early years of childhood can be an exciting experience — first steps, first words and other milestone “firsts” — but there are other firsts too — first fever, first cold, and increasingly for parents — first allergic reaction. No parent ever wants to be unprepared if their infant or toddler experiences an allergic reaction, which could be an anaphylactic event.
Ohio has 4 of the worst cities in the Midwest for spring allergy sufferers
Ohio has 4 of the worst cities in the Midwest for spring allergy sufferers
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Sneezy, sniffly and itchy in Ohio? The Buckeye state is one of the worst areas in the country for allergy sufferers, says the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Of the 100 largest cities in the continental United States, the AAFA ranks Cleveland 39 and Akron 32 for most challenging places to live with spring allergies in 2018. Four of the five worst cities in the Midwest are in Ohio.
Spring has burst upon us seemingly overnight with temperatures shooting into the upper 60s Monday, and that’s suddenly bringing misery for those with allergies.
Blame it all on the pollen finding its way into the air as plants, grasses, and trees begin to flower.
The long-running winter and the cooler-than-average April kept pollen at bay, but with the warmth here pollen counts are soaring, said Dr. Gary Berman of Allergy Asthma Specialists with offices in Plymouth, Minneapolis and Edina.
Before I get into why I think seasonal allergies are a competitive affliction in Spokane, let me tell you a story.
My first real date was with a girl named Susan Morgan.
When I say “real date,” I mean borrow my parents’ car, wear the letter jacket, pick her up at her house, meet her parents … the whole schmear.
After a seemingly endless western Pennsylvania winter, there is nothing quite as nourishing for the soul as the sounds of spring. But, if you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer, it might be hard to enjoy the chirping of songbirds through your own noisy sniffles and sneezing.
According to Dr. Peter White, an ear, nose and throat and allergy specialist here in our neck of the woods, March, April and May are the pollination period for the plants that trigger spring allergies.
Food intolerances are very common. In fact, many people often confuse food intolerance with food allergies. However, they are different.
A legitimate food allergy causes an immune system response, which affects several organs within the body. These reactions can vary from moderate symptoms, like developing hives or a body rash, to life-threatening symptoms, such as anaphylaxis, which causes your immune system to release a flood of chemicals that can cause you to go into shock.
Pills containing peanut protein can act like a vaccine for the immune system and could reduce the severity of an allergic reaction to peanuts, according to a new research studty.
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.
Q: I have been plagued with clear nasal drip for a couple of years. The constant dripping is most prevalent when I eat, lift something heavy or even just get up from a chair. I have tried various antihistamines and nasal sprays. What else is there?
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.
GREENWICH — Serious food allergies can be a nightmare for many parents, who must keep a constant eye on what their kids are eating, and for adults, who know that not everything on the menu is good for them.
House bill would relax university meal plan mandate
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.
It's time for those with early spring allergies to start taking their allergy medications.
With the return of warmer weather, trees have begun producing pollen, according to a Bellevue allergist.
The overall tree pollen count hit the moderate level on Tuesday, said Dr. Linda Ford of the Asthma & Allergy Center, which tracks pollen counts in the metropolitan area. The main culprit was red cedar, which was moderate in its own right. Elm, while still low, is expected to increase.
Health and Wellness: 6 tips to keep seasonal allergies from running your life
Spring in Utah is an exciting time, with warmer temperatures and plants coming alive everywhere you look. Unfortunately, for many people the excitement soon turns to misery as they begin sneezing, rubbing their itchy eyes and wiping their runny noses all day. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Nearly 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children have seasonal allergies.
Correction: Peanut Allergy Treatment story
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
A food allergy, a harsh Yelp review, and a recipe for bad feelings: Michael K. McIntyre
A food allergy, a harsh Yelp review, and a recipe for bad feelings: Michael K. McIntyre
MORELAND HILLS, Ohio -- The recipe for the story to follow includes equal parts food allergy and poor communication, topped off with a flaming social media screed. The aftertaste is not pleasant.
When Kim Everett’s family travels, their carry-on luggage is filled with all the necessities for a fun-filled vacation, as well as quite a few epinephrine auto-injectors.
These are life-saving medications in case an Everett family member has a deadly allergic reaction, otherwise known as an anaphylaxis. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, anaphylaxis occurs in approximately 1 in 50 people. Without this medication, traveling would be impossible.
Allergies affect people of all ages. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reports that allergic rhinitis affects between 10 and 30 percent of the world’s population. In addition, the prevalence of allergic diseases has risen in industrialized nations for more than 50 years.
‘Peter Rabbit’ team apologizes for making light of allergies
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."
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JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles, is recalling a Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base sold in multiple states — including Connecticut — because it was found to contain undeclared shellfish. Individuals who have allergies to shellfish run the risk of a life-threatening reaction if they consume the product. One incident has been reported to date in connection with this issue.
Dear Doctor: Some researchers say the main reason for many health issues today, including allergies and asthma, is that our children are kept too clean and have no resistance to anything. What are your thoughts?
All of my friends are like-minded animal loving people like myself. A long-time friend has been caring for homeless cats for years, feeding and sheltering them at various locations. And she has taken some into her home. Despite the fact that she has allergies. Not the best decision, you might say? Well, many people choose to have pets in their life while they control their allergic reactions. It is a fact that approximately 15 to 20 percent of the population is allergic to animals. Allergen is...
Dr. Keith Roach: When battling allergies, your best weapon is identifying your problem allergen
DEAR DR. ROACH: I live in extreme northeast Texas, so allergies are a given. Every morning, 24/7/365, my nose runs. Sometimes hot liquid runs out of my nose before I can even grab a tissue. I have taken Allegra, Claritin, Xyzal, etc. Nothing seems to help. Benadryl DOES help, but my eyes hurt when I take it. Neo-Synephrine and Afrin are for a congested nose, which is the opposite of my problem. Can you suggest an over-the-counter nasal spray I can use to stop this, even if I have to take it the night before? — Anon.
Dear Dr. Roach: I live in extreme northeast Texas, so allergies are a given. Every morning, 24/7/365, my nose runs. Sometimes hot liquid runs out of my nose before I can even grab a tissue. I have taken Allegra, Claritin, Xyzal, etc. Nothing seems to help. Benadryl DOES help, but my eyes hurt when I take it. Neo-Synephrine and Afrin are for a congested nose, which is the opposite of my problem. Can you suggest an over-the-counter nasal spray I can use to stop this?
Michigan business offers holistic therapy
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.
"What took you so long?" a pregnant Lucy asks Ricky on an episode of "I Love Lucy." "There's only one store in New York City that makes a papaya juice milkshake," Ricky says, exasperated.
"Did you get the dill pickle?" she asks. He hands it to her. "Lucy, are you sure you want to ..." She dunks the pickle in the milkshake, delighted by the combo.
I can’t eat that ... Dietary needs don’t have to ruin your holidays
Having a food allergy or sensitivity already is an inconvenience in our life, so why make it one for everyone else?
This holiday season we will be invited to many parties, all which will have food for people with no allergies to indulge in. Some people don’t have that kind of luck, though. Unfortunately, many suffer from a food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity.
HORLYK: Teal pumpkins signal safety for trick-or-treaters with food allergies
SIOUX CITY | As a young girl growing up in Ankeny, Iowa, Tessa Kleene loved to trick-or-treat with her two sisters every Halloween.
"One year, we went as characters from 'The Wizard of Oz,'" she remembered with a laugh. "One sister was the Tin Man, another sister was the Scarecrow. Me? I was Dorothy."
Yet Kleene, the registered dietitian for Hy-Vee's Sioux City store at 3301 Gordon Drive, acknowledged some children don't have fond memories of Halloween.
Dr. James Yun, an otolaryngologist with ENT Associates in Roseburg talked about the many different allergies that can affect people throughout the year on News Radio 1240 KQEN’s Talking Health program recently.
He was interviewed by talk show host Lisa Platt, and the following is an edited version of that interview.
Lisa: Can you talk about how asthma and allergy go hand in hand sometimes?
Debunking the ‘seasonal’ allergy myth and reducing exposure year-round
(BPT) - Seasonal allergens are a popular scapegoat for a multitude of reactions: sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes. During the summer months, pollen – one of the most common allergens – is floating around, even visibly so in some places. Researchers approximate that some 50 million in the U.S. alone believe themselves to be victims of seasonal allergies, and spring to be the season that most affects them.
Teal Pumpkin Project offers safe Halloween alternative
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.
Some parents around the nation are adding teal-colored pumpkins to their doorsteps to help include children with food allergies in Halloween festivities.
It’s a question that puzzles lots of folks when those familiar symptoms hit: Is all that coughing and sneezing from a cold or hay fever?
Ragweed season is hanging on a little longer than normal this fall, and so are the sneezes, sniffles and other symptoms suffered by those allergic to the plant — at least according to a local allergist.
“We’ve seen a fairly bad pollen season,”said Dr. Kenneth Backman, chief of Bridgeport Hospital’s allergy section.
Backman said the recent run of unseasonably warm temperatures helped extend ragweed season, which typically starts in mid-August and is done by the end of September.
We’re entering an extra miserable allergy season this fall
Most people associate seasonal allergies with springtime. But fall can feel just as miserable for people who suffer from itchy eyes, sneezing and wheezing. And health experts say this fall allergy season could be a particular doozy for the more than <a href="http://www.aafa.org/page/allergy-facts.aspx">50 million allergy sufferers out there.
Summer is ending, you’re heading into fall. But you’re still sneezing and sniffling all day and into the night. What’s going on?
Odds are you’re among the 10 to 30 percent of Americans who suffer from hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. And most cases of hay fever are caused by an allergy to fall pollen from plants belonging to the genus Ambrosia — more commonly known as ragweed.
GREENWICH — When classes resume in two weeks, Greenwich Public Schools will roll out new resources for teachers, parents and students on how to keep children with severe food allergies safe.
Principals will be armed with letters, lesson plans, worksheets and book recommendations approved and vetted by district officials aimed at spreading food allergy awareness.
Allergy symptoms point to more serious diagnosis for Memorial Northeast patient
When allergy season makes its way, many people prepare by stocking up on medication and taking spoonfuls of local honey to help alleviate the fatigue, itchy eyes and runny nose caused by the shift in weather.
Joe Chapman felt all the usual symptoms associated with allergies, except he also felt shortness of breath, chest pressure and bit of heart fluttering.
Chapman did what many would do and visited multiple urgent care centers, only to be prescribed a number of allergy medications.
Omaha school district encourages healthy eating
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.
SEATTLE — Allergy sufferers know the drill: Eyes that itch and water; sneezes that won't stop; the fear that a hidden morsel of peanut will trigger a life-or-death crisis.
Over-the-counter drugs and allergy shots deliver relief to some people, but not others.
Now, a discovery by Seattle researchers holds out the hope of better diagnosis and treatment for allergies of all types — and may even lead to a cure someday.