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Three-Year-Old Boy Who Can’t Eat Anything Is Running Out of Time, Parents Say

Three-Year-Old Boy Who Can’t Eat Anything Is Running Out of Time, Parents Say

ABC News(ROCHESTER, Minn.) — Michael Gonzalez is a 3-year-old Florida boy who apparently can’t eat any normal foods, and his parents say they are in a panic.Michael drinks 20 to 30 bottles of prescription-only formula daily called Neocate Junior…

Massachusetts Case May Spur Food Allergy Lawsuits

Massachusetts Case May Spur Food Allergy Lawsuits

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In the wake of a landmark settlement, restaurants and other food service outlets may now have to go the extra mile to serve sensitive customers in order to avoid a lawsuit.Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., is un…

Celebrities Suffer from Food Allergies

Celebrities Suffer from Food Allergies

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Many across the nation suffer from food allergies, which includes celebrities.New Girl star Zooey Deschanel reportedly has sensitivities to eggs, dairy and wheat, which contains the protein “glue,” glu…

Parents Deal with the High Cost of Food Allergies

Parents Deal with the High Cost of Food Allergies

Tooga/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Having a child with a food allergy can not only be tough on the child, it can be expensive for the parents.  The cost of a food allergy in an average American child is more than $4,000 a year, according to a new survey…

Mislabeled Fish Raise Food Allergy Risk

Mislabeled Fish Raise Food Allergy Risk

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly 40 percent of seafood sold in New York City is mislabeled, according to a conservation group’s new report on a fishy practice that spells trouble for people with food allergies.“Recent testing has …

Food Label Omissions Can Cause Allergic Reactions

Food Label Omissions Can Cause Allergic Reactions

Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Food labeling in the United States has undergone significant changes over the past decade to prevent customers from experiencing allergic reactions, but there’s still a long way to go, experts say.”It’s a ve…

Chef Ming Tsai Honored for Food Allergy Awareness, Inspired by Son

Chef Ming Tsai Honored for Food Allergy Awareness, Inspired by Son

Steve Exum/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Chef Ming Tsai remembers ordering a sandwich without bread for his then 3-year-old son David because the toddler was allergic to seven of the eight most common food allergens.  Tsai approached the restaurant ma…

Pesticides in Tap Water Linked to Food Allergies

Pesticides in Tap Water Linked to Food Allergies

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As food allergies become increasingly common, a new study offers the first proof that they may be linked to pesticides found in tap water.Researchers at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology used exi…

Allergic to Meat: Tiny Tick May Be Spreading Vegetarianism

Allergic to Meat: Tiny Tick May Be Spreading Vegetarianism

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — A tiny tick might be to blame for a rash of meat allergies in central and southern regions of the U.S.A bite from the lone star tick, so-called for the white spot on its back, looks innocent enough.&nbsp…

Spices Hard to Avoid for Those with Allergies

Spices Hard to Avoid for Those with Allergies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — You may only think of spices as being ingredients in foods.  But they are commonly found in other products — such as cosmetics, fragrances and toothpastes — according to allergists at the American Colle…

Promising New Treatment for Kids with Egg Allergy

Promising New Treatment for Kids with Egg Allergy

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’re allergic to eggs, a doctor has probably told you to avoid the protein.  But researchers have now found that eating small amounts of egg for several months may lower the allergic reaction.The multi-cent…

One in Nine Food Allergy Emergencies Are No Accident

One in Nine Food Allergy Emergencies Are No Accident

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(DENVER) — In one out of every nine cases in which a child is given food that sets off an allergic reaction, it is not an accidental exposure.  Parents are giving their children known food triggers, a new study su…

Gluten Intolerance: When Is it a Full-Blown Allergy?

Gluten Intolerance: When Is it a Full-Blown Allergy?

Peter Dazeley/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Store aisles, markets, bakeries, blogs and books are stocked with food ideas for going gluten-free.  The gluten-free diet has become popular for combating a full-blown gluten allergy known as celiac disease, o…

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