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Researchers find link between natural lotions, new food allergies

merican Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology logoLotion containing goat’s milk leads to goat cheese allergy

Melissa Graham
Media and Member Communications Manager
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

MILWAUKEE, WI – A new case study highlights one woman who experienced severe, first-time anaphylaxis from eating goat cheese – after several weeks of applying a moisturizer containing goat’s milk to eczematous skin. The article was published June 13 by The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

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Acne products can cause harmful side effects, FDA warns

Woman Applying Face CreamAcne treatments do not currently list the more extreme, if rare, reactions some people may experience when using the products.

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience

Acne products can cause harmful side effects, FDA warns
Mother Nature Network
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 09:17 AM

Some over-the-counter acne treatments can trigger serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions in rare cases, the Food and Drug Administration warned on June 25.

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Morgan Smith, Air Academy High School student, raises food allergy awareness in Colorado

Morgan Smith-Colorado Springs Gazette 2014By Anslee Wolfe Special to The Colorado Springs Gazette

Morgan Smith, Air Academy High School student, raises food allergy awareness in Colorado
Published: May 10, 2014

After a close call with a severe allergic reaction to fish, 18 year old Morgan Smith and his family have worked tirelessly to implement guidelines in their local schools to help students with severe food allergies. That led to a statewide movement and the passing of a Senate bill in 2009 that requires all Colorado school districts to have a plan to manage allergies.

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Mixing Peanuts With Cranberry Juice Could Block Peanut Allergies

Cranberries and PeanutsImmunotherapy: Researchers combined peanut flour with polyphenol-rich foods to mute immune responses in allergic mice

By Erika Gebel Berg

Mixing Peanuts With Cranberry Juice Could Block Peanut Allergies
Chemical & Engineering News
ISSN 0009-2347

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and North Carolina State University combined peanut flour with polyphenol-rich foods such as elderberry, blackcurrant, cranberry, green tea, cinnamon, grapes, and chokeberry, and found they helped to block allergic reactions to peanuts. Read all about it here.

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EXCELSIOR!* Epi Everywhere Every Day in Albany!

Tom Abinanti, Ellen Bahr, Patty Coates, Toni Taylor and Craig Bahr
L to R: Tom Abinanti, Ellen Bahr, Patty Coates, Toni Taylor, Craig Bahr and Jon Terry. Photo by Neal P. Kemp.

Read all about our recent legislative action event in Albany, and the legislators who are in support of our cause.  As Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (D-Assembly District 51) said, “This not a Democratic or Republican issue; this is a human issue and our children deserve the best. We need to get this done!”

The Allergy Advocacy Association participated in a legislative action event in Albany on Tuesday, May 6th. The overall theme of our event was:

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