Sep 12, 2013 — Food allergy experts are rethinking when to introduce toddlers and babies to the foods most likely to cause allergic reactions. It's a shift away from earlier advice to delay the introduction of the foods to help prevent allergies.
Aug 2, 2013 — The FDA's new rule says gluten-free food can't contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten. Most products on the market with the label already meet that standard.
Jul 1, 2013 — Scientists have completed the first long-term study of children allergic to milk who were treated with an experimental therapy based on giving them small doses of the very food that made them sick. Three to five years after the treatment, some kids remained free of allergic symptoms. But for others, severe reactions to milk had resumed.
Jun 27, 2013 — New research reveals that about 1/3 of children with food allergies are bullied specifically because of those allergies. Commentator Barbara J. King checks in with a pediatric allergist on this topic, as well as a mother and daughter who, together, have coped with food bullying.
Jan 8, 2013 — Congress expanded the scope of the Americans With Disabilities Act a few years ago to include food allergies. Now the Justice Department is making institutions accommodate students by providing "safe" food and special meal plans.
Dec 26, 2012 — Plenty of apps promise to make life easier for people with life-threatening allergies to nuts and other foods. One scientist even invented a smartphone-based lab to detect potential allergens. But asking "Does that have nuts in it?" may actually be a better and safer option than pulling out your phone.
Jun 11, 2012 — Soaring rates of allergies among children in recent decades have researchers puzzled. One theory says we're too clean, so kids' immune systems never learn how to deal with foreign invaders — even the harmless ones. Researchers now hope they'll find some answers by studying kids on farms.
Mar 30, 2012 — Cochineal is a red dye made from a crushed insect native to Latin America. Some vegetarians are distressed that Starbucks uses the dye in some of its pink-colored food and beverages.
Mar 20, 2012 — Not all tests sold to diagnose food allergies really work. The gold standard is eating a food with a doctor to see if it sparks a response, and taking a careful medical history.
Aug 5, 2011 — The latest NPR-Thomson Reuters Health Poll finds 1 in 5 households across the country has at least one person who is allergic or intolerant to at least one food. Milk and dairy products were the most common food problem. About half of