Monday, December 17th, 2012

by slashallergies

Omega secures Chinese approval for food allergy test
Medical testing kit maker Omega Diagnostics has secured approval from China’s Food and Drug Administration to sell its food allergy test in the world’s second-largest economy.

Mobile phone allergy test
It might sound like something from Tomorrow’s World, but this innovative mobile phone attachment could test your meal for allergy-triggering ingredients. Around 1-2% of the UK population have a peanut allergy, and while for most the symptoms of a reaction will include a rash, itching, diarrhoea or vomiting, for some the body’s response is more drastic – if a person with allergy goes into anaphylactic shock, where the airway constricts and blood pressure drops, it could prove fatal.

Ansell inspires healthy-ever-after with new allergy awareness campaign
With 1 in 3 nurses suffering from hand dermatitis, Ansell has launched a new allergy campaign to spread the word among health practitioners about allergies in the workplace, specifically Type IV chemical allergies. The new campaign is designed to both educate and entertain by voicing the Type IV allergy story though a beloved genre sure to resonate with all audiences…the fairy tale.

via /Allergies: Monday, December 17th, 2012