Allergic reaction linked to residual antibiotics in food


Target Audience: Those with drug (antibiotic) allergy / hypersensitivity

Summary: This is an interesting case description investigating allergic reactions linked to residual antibiotics in food

Article Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Published Date: September 2014

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Parents with Milk and Egg Allergic Children are the Most Worried

Target Audience: Parents of children with food allergy

Summary: TIME magazine review of recent research from America showing that . A survey of 305 caregivers showed that parents of children with egg and milk allergies had higher levels of stress and anxiety in dealing with their children’s dietary needs compared to the parents of children with allergies to peanut and tree nuts. The authors note  “…because eggs and milk are everywhere, and used to prepare so many dishes, caregivers with children allergic to those two ingredients feel more worried and anxious.”

Published Date: June 2014

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Experts mystified by the increase in food allergies

Target Audience: Everyone

Summary: Article based on recently released data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) which has shown approximately 71 000 boys aged 2-18 years have peanut allergy or intolerance compared to only 39 000 girls. This is not the same however for other foods such as milk and gluten.  The data also shows almost 4 million Australians are avoiding a specific food due to allergy or intolerance. Well written article with some nice data and expert commentx by Sydney based Immunologists Dr Loblay and Professor Frankum.