Recommendations suggest babies be introduced to food allergens around age six months.
Introducing food allergens early is the best way to prevent food allergies from developing. Even in a pandemic, the benefits outweigh the very small risk of a severe reaction requiring emergency care.
If your child has accidentally eaten something you thought they were allergic to, but doesn't have a response, they may have grown out of their food allergy. Here's the safest way to check.
New research confirms the benefits, but few hospitals in the UK provide these services at present.
There are still some serious issues around food labelling that must be addressed and enforcement is one of them.
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Avoiding certain foods risks malnutrition.
With food allergies on the rise, it's important to understand the role the skin plays in protecting or exposing us to reactions.
Millions of Americans suffer from food allergies.
There has been a dramatic rise in life-threatening food allergies in the last few decades. Antibiotics, poor diet and C-sections have all been implicated. Now new evidence points to gut microbes.
A worrying lack of open-minded research means we do not know exactly why food allergy is on the rise.
Don't try this at home, kids.
Pigs and humans have a lot in common, particularly their digestive tracts.
Stress makes people tired and irritable, but its dangers to the body do not stop there. Chemicals that were meant to work under an immediate threat harm organs in the body and can elevate blood pressure.
Younger Canadians are going meatless, but Canada still has a love affair with meat, according to a Dalhousie University study. This 2015 photo shows rib eye steak with gochujang butter and nori.
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Canadians still love their meat, but consumers under 35 are three times more likely to consider themselves vegetarians or vegans than consumers who are 49 or older.
‘May contain traces of nuts’ labels aren’t always present in foods that could be cross contaminated.
A new study has found some foods may contain allergens even if there's no warning.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about why more children have food allergies today.
Parents are now advised to introduce foods like peanut and egg to infants before one year of age.
Allergies may be in the genes that are passed down from parents to children.
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Younus, age 9, wants to know how people become allergic to food.
Some foods may be easy enough to avoid but when products have a long list of ingredients it starts being tricky.
Why it's so difficult to detect allergens in food – and what to do about it.
Babies more likely to have allergies later were born with hyperactive immunity.
New research has found children who are born with overly active immune cells are more likely to develop allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat and other common foods.
Allergies are becoming more frequent in the western world.
Allergies are reactions caused by the immune system as it responds to environmental substances that are usually harmless. But we don't yet have a cure or the ability to prevent them from developing.
When we think of antibiotic overuse, we don't generally think of allergies. Research is beginning to suggest that maybe we should.
Avoiding peanuts is currently the only way to prevent allergic reactions.
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