Needle Length of Auto-Injectors May Need Review for Infants and Toddlers, Study Finds

Breaking news coverage for Allergic Living from the 2016 AAAAI conference. Epinephrine auto-injectors are a life-saving tool for children with allergies, however new evidence suggests the design of the devices may need adjustment for use on very young children. The needles in pediatric auto-injectors are half-an-inch long, but according to research presented at the AAAAI conference in March, […]

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Precautionary Allergy Labels Cause Widespread Confusion, Researchers Find

Breaking news coverage for Allergic Living from the 2016 AAAAI conference. Precautionary allergy labels are widely misunderstood and causing confusion, which in turn is leading to a lack of caution among consumers who live with food allergies, according to a recent study. Researchers surveyed more than 6,600 food-allergic consumers and caregivers in the U.S. and Canada, finding that […]

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Introduction of 6 Allergens to Babies Shows Modest Improvement in Allergy Rate

Breaking news coverage for Allergic Living from the 2016 AAAAI conference. Early introduction of major allergenic foods may help to protect babies from developing food allergies, according to new findings from the researchers behind the groundbreaking LEAP and LEAP-On studies. While highly positive results were seen for early peanut and egg introduction, more study is needed to gauge […]

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LEAP Study Prompts New Peanut Introduction Guidelines for Physicians

Appeared online and in print for Allergic Living magazine, June, 2015. Multiple medical organizations from around the world have come together to create new interim guidelines for infant peanut consumption following a landmark study that showed early, rather than delayed introduction of peanuts can protect against the development of allergy. The British LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) study, published earlier […]

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Recap: 2015 Spring Allergies Twitter Party

Coverage of Allergic Living‘s spring Twitter party completed using Storify. Appeared online for Allergic Living, April 1, 2015. It was a rough winter for many, but spring has finally arrived. With it comes the promise of sun, beautiful plants, and unfortunately, a whole host of seasonal allergies. What new treatments are available? How can you keep your asthma under […]

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