Tag Archives: Allergy

‘Beyond exciting’: New peanut allergy drug shows ‘lifesaving’ potential

Ever since a bite-size peanut butter cracker made him sputter and cough and break out in hives when he was a toddler, Carter Grodi has been under doctors’ orders to stay away from peanuts. He brought his own cupcake to school birthday parties, learned to read food labels, and turned 15 without ever tasting a… Read More »

Allergy to Peanut, Milk and Shellfish the Most Common in American Kids

A nationally representative population study led by a team at Northwestern University confirms the high prevalence of peanut and milk allergy among children, and also documents the rise of shellfish allergy in kids, particularly to shrimp. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, estimates that 7.6 percent of American children have food allergies. Data collected… Read More »