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Friday links: Peanut Allergy News and Advice

Posted Oct 31 2008 7:55am

Lately my radar has been tuned in to the challenges of peanut allergies: managing safety day-to-day and finding effective treatments. The following are some interesting stories I've found recently.

Here are 10 tips for avoiding peanut allergy reactions. The tips are smart, but check out the news story at the end. Apparently researchers at the North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University may have found a way to make peanuts completely allergen free.

According to this ABC News story, other researchers are using peanuts to fight peanut allergies. I think it's an exciting breakthrough and I hope the trials go well!

Meanwhile, we need to make kids with allergies safe now. I found these cute allergy alert t-shirts (see one of their designs above). They look like a good idea for birthday parties and other events with food. I'll have to add these to the gift guide!

This is a heartbreaking story about a recent high school graduate who died of anaphylactic shock while on vacation in Mexico. I can't even imagine the pain this brought to his parents. Read to the end for some essential advice on handling peanut allergies. Thanks to Peanut Free Mama for posting this story.

I'm wishing an extra safe and fun Halloween to all kids with food allergies and your parents today!

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