Latest Allergies News

Pig transplant research yields a surprise: Bacon safe for some people allergic to red meat

Jul. 21, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Some people who develop a weird and terrifying allergy to red meat after a bite from a lone star tick can still eat pork from a surprising source: Genetically modified pigs created for organ transplant research. Don't look for it in grocery stores. The...

Getting rid of poison ivy is a serious matter. What you should and shouldn't do

Jul. 01, 2024 07:36 AM EDT

For all the time I spend digging, planting, pulling and weeding, one would think I’d have some poison ivy horror stories to tell, but I do not. I can’t say for sure whether I’m immune to the rash that tortures so many of my fellow gardeners or if I’ve just been lucky, but one thing is for...

FDA warns maker of Sara Lee and Entenmann's not to claim foods contain allergens when they don't

Jun. 25, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

Federal food safety regulators said Tuesday that they have warned a top U.S. bakery to stop using labels that say its products contain potentially dangerous allergens when they don't. U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found that Bimbo Bakeries USA — which includes...

Federal regulators warn major US baker: Stop saying foods contain allergens when they don't

Jun. 25, 2024 18:19 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators warn major US baker: Stop saying foods contain allergens when they don't.

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...