peanut allergy

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year,  in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Bill Advances To Change Vaccine Exemption For Students

New Jersey might change a religious exemption that has allowed nearly 9,000 students to avoid vaccinations in the 2013-14 school year.

03/10/2015

Virginia Villafane-Kaplan, 5, of Rocky Point, Long Island, suffers from a severe nut allergy. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: L.I. Girl’s Parents Told Teachers Have Right To Eat Nuts In Classrooms

The first day of school Wednesday for a kindergarten student on Long Island meant health worries for the 5-year-old girl’s mother.

09/03/2014

Peanut Allergy Patch

Dr. Max Gomez: Peanut Allergy Patch Study Underway At Centers Across U.S.

Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies and can cause deadly allergic reactions. Doctors have tried oral therapies and allergy shots, with only moderate success.

02/07/2014

Peanuts (file/credit: ClipArt)

Study: Eating Nuts While Pregnant May Prevent Allergy In Children

The study found that exposing your unborn child to nuts may prepare their immune system to handle nuts after they’re born.

12/23/2013

Giovanni Cipriano, 14, died after an allergic reaction to peanuts. (credit: Go Fund Me page)

Following Son’s Death, L.I. Family Urges Parents To Come Up With Food Allergy Plan

Giovanni Cipriano,14, had an anaphylactic reaction to eating trail mix he didn’t know contained peanuts. Gio slipped into a coma, was on life support for weeks and died last month.

11/22/2013