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the prevalence of allergies is relatively the same for every part of the US
2014-03-05 11:18:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From the temperate climes of northern states to the sub-tropical environs of the southern states, Americans live in a wide range of ecosystems – all of which contain their own unique allergens. Despite this range of potential exposure, a new study from the National Institutes of Health has found that the prevalence of allergies is relatively the same for every part of the US – except for children younger than 5 years old....

2014-03-03 23:03:07

Food Allergy Research & Education is helping to establish the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Education and Research Organization, Inc.’s (ARTrust™) $4 million Donald Leung and JACI Editors Allergy/Immunology Research Fund to provide ongoing support for research in the field of allergy, asthma and immunologic diseases, in keeping with its commitment to attract the most talented investigators to the field of food allergy. McLean, VA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 At the 2014 Annual...

2013-10-30 16:26:45

McLEAN, Va., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks significant progress for the estimated 4-6 percent of children in the United States affected by food allergies. The prevalence of food allergies among children increased 50 percent during 1997-2011, posing substantial challenges for schools. As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new school food allergy management guidelines, the U.S. Senate took another step toward ensuring safety for...

2013-07-30 08:32:32

Seven States and DC Pull Ahead on School Health "Honor Roll" as Momentum Grows for Medication-Stocking Laws WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With millions of children heading back to classrooms in the coming weeks, asthma and food allergies at school present serious concerns, but some states are better than others when it comes to supporting students with these chronic diseases. A new report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) shows that most...

2013-07-26 13:43:16

The path of the peanut from a snack staple to the object of bans at schools, day care centers and beyond offers important insights into how and why a rare, life-threatening food allergy can prompt far-reaching societal change, according to a Princeton University researcher. Before 1980, peanut allergies were rarely mentioned in medical literature or the media, said Miranda Waggoner, a postdoctoral researcher at the Office of Population Research in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and...

2013-05-13 23:22:03

New Public Service Campaign “It´s Not A Joke” Tackles Difficult and Often Overlooked Issue during Food Allergy Awareness Week McLEAN, VA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the nation´s leading food allergy organization, released today a national educational program targeted at curbing food allergy bullying among children in the United States. One in 13 children in the U.S. — roughly two in every classroom — has a food...

2013-04-22 23:00:32

Dr. Lauren Handelman joins Northeast Allergy, Asthma and Immunology located in Leominster, Sudbury and Newton, MA. NEAAI joins Emerson Hospital provider network. Newton, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Northeast Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, (NEAAI), with offices in Leominster, Sudbury and Newton, MA is pleased to welcome Lauren Handelman, M.D. Dr. Lauren Handelman is a board certified allergy and immunology specialist with 20 years of practice experience in the Boston area including...

2013-02-05 10:26:41

New study finds those living close to the equator are at higher risk Those living near the equator may find themselves sneezing and wheezing more than usual. And the reason may not be due to increasing pollen counts. According to a new study released today, in the February issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), living in locations closest to the equator can put you at increased risk of...

Chlorinated Tap Water Associated With Increase In Food Allergies
2012-12-03 11:49:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chlorine has long been added to tap water in many communities to ensure it is free of bugs and bacteria. The chemical is also found in many other household items, as well as in pesticides that are often used to treat produce. New research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York has now found evidence that the use of chlorine is associated with a rising number of people with food allergies. Researchers found adults...