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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
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'