Latest Allergies News

Lawsuit filed in the case of dancer with a peanut allergy who died after eating mislabeled cookie

May. 24, 2024 22:05 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The estate of a young dancer who died after eating a mislabeled cookie containing peanuts has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the failure to properly label the package was grossly negligent. Órla Ruth Baxendale, 25, died Jan. 11 after eating a...

Allergies can make you miserable. Here's how to track pollen levels near you

Apr. 24, 2024 11:58 AM EDT

Allergy season can bring misery to tens of millions of Americans each year. Tree, grass, and other pollens can cause runny noses, itchy eyes, coughing and sneezing. Where you live and what you're allergic to can make a big difference in how bad your allergies are, but...

Police say fentanyl killed 8-year-old Kentucky boy, not an allergic reaction to strawberries

Apr. 11, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An 8-year-old Kentucky boy died of a fentanyl overdose last month, not from eating a batch of strawberries, authorities said this week. The family had told police they believed the boy had an allergic reaction and took him to a hospital with a rash. Police...

Jessica Alba steps down as chief creative officer at Honest, the personal care company she founded

Apr. 10, 2024 08:18 AM EDT

Jessica Alba, who shot to fame in the James Cameron television series “Dark Angel,” as well as films such as “Sin City” and the “Fantastic Four,” will step down as chief creative officer at Honest Company, a personal care company that she founded. Alba will keep a seat...

New WIC rules include more money for fruits and veggies. They also expand food choices

Apr. 09, 2024 10:08 AM EDT

The federal program that helps pay for groceries for millions of low-income mothers, babies and young kids will soon emphasize more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as provide a wider choice of foods from different cultures. The final rule changes for the program known...