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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The “Pros” Of Probiotics For Your Health

Written for Mediaplanet’s Women’s Health campaign published in Maclean’s magazine in March 2016. In the age of hand sanitizer and antibiotics, many avoid bacteria in order to stay healthy, but research indicates that not all bacteria are bad. “A probiotic is actually a substance made by a microorganism including bacteria and even fungi,” says Dr. Marla Shapiro, an […]

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Mammograms: From 2D To 3D And Why It Matters

Written for Mediaplanet’s Women’s Health campaign published in Maclean’s magazine in March 2016. New medical imaging is taking mammography from 2D to 3D, providing physicians with a better picture of cancer. The main screening tool for breast cancer, one of the most common cancers among Canadian women, is currently 2D mammography, which takes two X-ray images of the […]

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