The documentary film, The Allergy Fix, airs on Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm (7:30 NL) on CBC’s The Nature of Things, and looks at cutting-edge research into why allergies are on the rise and what’s on the horizon in …

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It’s difficult to know what to say when confronted with a story like this one, in Allergic Living, about an airline crew’s response to an eight year old child’s mid-air anaphylactic reaction. But it can’t help but affect me emotionally. …

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I’ve been following the development of the cat allergy vaccine since it was first announced a few years ago. The clinical trials are now in the home stretch, and if approved, the vaccine may be available as early as 2015. …

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Desensitization to peanuts has been in the news recently. Here is a brief summary by The Economist. Sensationalism-free for your reading pleasure. This is exciting research, and I hope it helps many. An important reminder from the article, however: This …

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With a new year comes a new blog, where you’ll read postings of interest both to those with severe allergies and to those who accommodate their needs. From time to time, I’ll also post special offers. If there is something …

 

The power of advocacy

Today, something wonderful happened in the allergy community. A number of us, including FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education organization), tweeted our concerns about a potentially dangerous headline, and Time Magazine’s online editor changed it within hours. I’m proud to be …