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Eating peanuts during pregnancy may increase children's risk of food allergies
Date: 2010-11-02 08:11:14
Women who ate large quantities of nuts during their pregnancy may want to seek food allergy testing for their children. A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that children whose mothers ate a lot of nuts are more likely to have peanut allergies.... Full Story

Researchers uncover food allergy risk factors
Date: 2010-10-07 16:33:22
Food allergy testing may be an important part of regular healthcare for black male children, as a new study has found that these individuals are nearly five times more likely to suffer from the condition than the rest of the population.... Full Story

Groups push for ban of peanuts in air travel
Date: 2010-07-22 19:25:27
As the number of individuals who have received positive food allergy testscontinues to grow, groups are now pushing for the condition to be recognized as a disability and for more businesses to accommodate allergy sufferers. ... Full Story

Food allergies may be underdiagnosed
Date: 2010-05-27 20:22:28
Many Americans believe they have no tolerance for certain foods, but food allergy testshave shown that a far smaller percentage of the population actually has a condition.... Full Story

New food allergy test may better predict the condition
Date: 2010-05-24 18:48:01
As a growing number of children develop severe food allergies, the issue has become a serious public health problem. However a new food allergy test is available that can test newborn babies for their risk of developing allergies as they grow up.... Full Story

Standardized food allergy test needed, experts say
Date: 2010-05-19 18:35:01
Food allergies can be a dangerous condition, but diagnosing them is often difficult. There are few standard food allergy tests, leading doctors to use many different methods which can lead to misdiagnoses. ... Full Story

Survey shows that food allergies are on the rise
Date: 2010-05-17 18:39:42
Parents of younger kids may want to bring their children to a doctor for a food allergy test, as a recent survey has found that the number children suffering from such allergies more than tripled since 1997. ... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased asthma symptoms in children
Date: 2010-04-16 22:29:33
Vitamin D deficiency in children who suffer from asthma may cause lower lung function and greater use of medication, according to a recent study. ... Full Story

Bisphenol A exposure linked to increased risk of allergic asthma
Date: 2010-03-01 19:03:10
Recent laboratory tests have unearthed yet another possible negative health effect of Bisphenol A(BPA), a chemical commonly found in polycarbonate plastic water bottles and food containers. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that a mother's exposure to the controversial chemical may be associated with an increased risk of her offspring developing allergic asthma.... Full Story

Olympic breathing test can be used to diagnose exercise-induced asthma in t
Date: 2010-01-05 23:30:23
The medical test that is regularly used to diagnose elite athletes with the common breathing problem known as exercise-induced asthma (EIA) can be used to identify pulmonary issues in a wider array of patients, according to a recent study. ... Full Story

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