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# allergy - Monday 19 November, 2018

'Game-changer' treatment allows highly allergic children to eat peanuts

A total of 496 young people aged four to 17 years old took part in the two-year trial.

# allergy - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Undeclared mustard in batch of ham could be unsafe for consumers

The batch of Brady Family ham was sold in several stores.

# allergy - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Coroner calls for parental vigilance after 10-year-old boy dies from allergic reaction to McDonald's Peri Peri wrap

Maleek Lawal had known allergies to fish, milk (which the wrap contained) and eggs.

# allergy - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way

A US company has conducted research on young children.

# allergy - Monday 12 February, 2018

Filmmakers apologise after complaints over allergy scene in Peter Rabbit movie

The scene involved a character who has fruit thrown at him and has to use an EpiPen.

# allergy - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Tesco chocolate cake recalled as packaging doesn't outline it contains walnuts

The Food Safety Authority issued the alert this afternoon.

# allergy - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood - US study

Shellfish and peanut allergies were the most common among US adults.

# allergy - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Poll: Have you ever told a restaurant you have a food allergy when you don't? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever told a restaurant you have a food allergy when you don't?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# allergy - Monday 9 January, 2017

Two men arrested in England after teenage girl 'dies from eating takeaway'

Megan Lee had eaten food from an Indian takeaway before suffering an apparent allergic reaction.

# allergy - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Parents awarded €9,000 after school refused their son's life-saving allergy medicine

The boy suffers from severe allergic reactions after ingestion of wheat-based foods followed by physical exercise.

# allergy - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

If you're allergic to cow's milk, be careful with this coconut milk

Milk protein (casein) was detected in a batch of Koh Coconut Milk.

# allergy - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Gluten found in 'gluten free' Tesco brownies

The supermarket chain is now recalling all batches of the brownie bars.

# allergy - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Now Tesco has recalled one of its products because of nut worries

Got nut allergies? Here are the facts about the latest scares

# allergy - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

A catastrophe waiting to happen? A child could die from allergies while in school

1 in 5 anaphylactic reactions happen in school but teachers not required to administer medicine

# allergy - Friday 23 January, 2015

EpiPens could be made more widely available after death of 14-year-old girl

The Department of Health is considering the move.

# allergy - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Opinion: You can make Halloween less scary for children with food allergies

For kids with food allergies, trick-or-treating has been something to avoid – but that could change with a new idea that’s gaining popularity.

# allergy - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Got a nut allergy and due to fly? Here’s what you can do

One family is faced with not bringing their child to meet his grandparents because of his allergies.

# allergy - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Mother of allergy-shock victim to politicians: "Emma's death was so avoidable"

An Oireachtas committee heard this evening calls for the widespread availability of epipens and increased awareness of fatal allergies.

# allergy - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Opinion: Hold the gluten please! Why we all need to understand coeliac disease

The demand for gluten-free foods is ever-increasing and many are wondering what the gluten-free craze is about. Dr Edel Keaveney fills us in …

# allergy - Friday 18 April, 2014

Mother campaigns for EpiPens to be widely available after her daughter died on O’Connell St

Emma Sloan died within 20 minutes of her allergic reaction.

# allergy - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Could building up immunity be the key to fighting peanut allergy?

An academic trial which treated allergic children with peanut protein over the course of six months yielded some positive results.

# allergy - Friday 20 December, 2013

Poll: Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pharmacists in Ireland be given wider powers?

It has been reported that pharmacy was unable to give a 14-year-old’s mother an adrenaline shot without a prescription when the teen took a fatal allergic reaction.

# allergy - Monday 24 December, 2012

One third of children with food allergies experience bullying

The authors of a new study have said parents and doctors should routinely ask children with food allergies about bullying.

# allergy - Friday 2 November, 2012

Organisations honoured for putting food safety first Food Safety This post contains images

Organisations honoured for putting food safety first

The awards were presented today as part of a conference which focused on the dangers associated with food allergies and cross contamination.

# allergy - Monday 29 October, 2012

Food allergies are on rise in Ireland

Five per cent of children and three per cent of adults suffer from food allergies.

# allergy - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Column: I have coeliac disease. Why can’t I get a meal in many hotels?

An estimated 45,000 people in Ireland have coeliac disease, writes Kelly Hamilton. So why aren’t they being catered for?

# allergy - Monday 18 June, 2012

'Incorrect and inconsistent': Food businesses criticised over allergen controls

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said that manufacturers of food in Ireland need to strengthen their allergen labelling and control policies.

# allergy - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Hay fever sufferers ‘take time off work and avoid sex’

Hay fever sufferers are tired, take time off work, and avoid sex due to their symptoms, a new survey shows.

# allergy - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Man to face trial over dog sex death

A 47-year-old woman died in Limerick in October 2008 after a sex act with an Alsation dog. A man has been charged with buggery with an animal and now faces trial.

# allergy - Friday 8 July, 2011

Woman died from allergic reaction to sex with dog

A man appears in court after allegedly ordering his Alsatian dog to have sex with a woman who died as a result.