Thursday, December 13th, 2012

by slashallergies

School board gives final OK on food allergy policy
The Sumner County Board of Education on Dec. 4 gave final approval to a new policy that now requires school officials to develop an Individualized Health Plan and Allergy Action Plan for students diagnosed with food allergies. The plan would map out a course of action for what school staff should do when symptoms of food allergies strike based on a doctor’s orders. Much of the policy spells out procedures that appointed school staff have already been trained to do, but a formal policy was needed because school officials say they have been seeing an increase in the number of students being diagnosed with food allergies.

CFIA/Allergy alert: Undeclared mustard in certain hot stuff food Xpress brand pizza and calzone products
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Trade House are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume the Hot Stuff Food Xpress brand pizza and calzone products described below. The affected products contain mustard which is not declared on the label.

New market study published: Birch pollen allergy – Pipeline review, H2 2012
Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Birch Pollen Allergy – Pipeline Review, H2 2012′, provides an overview of the indication’s therapeutic pipeline. This report provides information on the therapeutic development for Birch Pollen Allergy, complete with latest updates, and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects. It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Birch Pollen Allergy. Birch Pollen Allergy – Pipeline Review, Half Year is built using data and information sourced from Global Markets Direct’s proprietary databases, Company/University websites, SEC filings, investor presentations and featured press releases from company/university sites and industry-specific third party sources, put together by Global Markets Direct’s team.

Study evaluates new treatment for cat allergy
National Jewish Health allergist Harold Nelson, MD, is evaluating a treatment for cat allergies that could reduce treatment from three years and more than 100 shots to four months and four shots. The study will evaluate a new form of immunotherapy, developed by the company Circassia and called ToleroMune®, that uses small pieces of the irritating substance produced by cats instead of the full-sized protein that causes symptoms in allergic people.

Pure allergy friendly rooms open at the Iconic W in Seoul, Korea
Now travelers with allergies and asthma as well as others with respiratory difficulties can breathe easier with the introduction of PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms. The W and PURE Korea have partnered to provide a patented and award winning air and surface purification program. Resting on the slope of Mount Acha overlooking the Han River, W Seoul is just minutes from the Gangnam financial and business district, yet it seems world away with the 180 acres of parkland. The W Seoul landed on Condé Nast’s Hot List in 2005. Now travelers with allergies and asthma as well as others with respiratory difficulties can breathe easier with the introduction of PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms. The W and PURE Korea have partnered to provide a patented and award winning air and surface purification program that guarantees a better night’s sleep while traveling.

Tears flow as family reveals grief from teen’s allergy death
A GRIEF-STRICKEN mother who is losing her hair, a father who blames himself, a little girl who doesn’t understand and an older sister trying to hold it all together. That is the shattered life of Raymond Cho’s family, 18 months since the 16-year-old died after a severe allergic reaction to a walnut biscuit he ate at his Sydney school.

via /Allergies: Thursday, December 13th, 2012

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