WORLD ALLERGY WEEK - April 7-13, 2014
World Allergy Week is just around the corner! See what is going on in your local area to increase your awareness about Food Allergies.
"Allergy Fix" Documentary on CBC TV -
The Nature of Things
Scientists are attacking food allergies in new and inventive ways, driven by the alarming increase in the number of people, particularly children, who suffer from them - and can die from them. Click on the link below.
WORLD ASTHMA DAY - MAY 6, 2014
World Asthma Day is an annual celebration organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to promote asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 around the theme "You can control your Asthma". To find out more about World Asthma Day and GINA, please visit their website http://www.ginasthma.org
Building Peanut Tolerance is Possible
Studies are showing that it is safe and possible for peanut allergic individuals to develop a tolerance to peanuts. Researchers point out that the process of building tolerance is not yet perfected and must be done under the close supervision of trained health care professionals. However, recent research is providing hope that in the future, peanuts may pose less risk for those who are allergic. See the link below for CBC news summary.
Allergy App for Teens & Young Adults
Anaphylaxis Canada created an app for teens and young adults at risk for anaphylaxis. This app includes allergy information, FAQ's and more. The app is available for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices. Choose below to access the app for your personal device. For more information about the app, click here.
Dr. Allan Becker is interviewed about the CHILD study in a segment about his latest Research at the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg. Watch this episode of Doctors Care to learn more. For more information, visit the Doctor Manitoba website.
An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America
The Discovery Channel recently released a documentary narrated by Steve Carrell about the food allergy epidemic in America. Click the following link to watch the documentary.
Anaphylaxis Canada have released a new resourse handbook titled "Living Confidently with Food Allergy" The handbook provides need-to-know information on managing food allergies for families of recently diagnosed children.
Anaphylaxis Canada has also set up a new website - Newly Diagnosed Support Centre (NDSC), where you can:
These resources were created based on the results of a study - “Experiencing a first food allergic reaction: a survey of parents and caregivers perspectives” - which highlight the need for food allergy education and resources for families. Click here to see the press release about this study.
Can Eating Healthy Cause A Severe Allergic Reaction?
CBC's Marcy Markusa recently interviewed Dr. Allan Becker about fruits and vegetables potentially causing serious reactions in individuals with seasonal allergies, find out more by clicking the link!
Study Links C-sections to Disease Susceptibility
New research shows that being born by C-section and being breastfed affects the bacteria fond in the baby’s gut. Some of these bacteria play an important role in the development of the immune system and possibly in the development of some diseases as children get older. Follow the links below to read more about these interesting findings.