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2008-10-22 14:45:00

Food allergies appear to be on the rise among children in the U.S., according to the first federal study to address the issue. Experts found about 3 million U.S. children have a food or digestive allergy. This was an 18 percent increase over the past 10 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That translates to about 1 in 26 children last year "“ up from 1 in 29 kids in 1997. Experts are unable to pinpoint the exact cause of the significant increase at...

2005-03-22 07:05:00

But those with food allergies may find even more dietary restrictions with 'plain language' labels HealthDay News -- New "plain language" food labeling requirements in the United States, which take effect less than a year from now, will reduce allergic reactions in people who have potentially life-threatening food allergies. But there may be another, unintentional result for those who suffer from food allergies. If food manufacturers follow the labeling law to the letter, trace amounts of...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.