allergy

FDA approves low cost alternative to EpiPens

Washington, D.C.- The Food and Drug Administration approved new competition for the EpiPen emergency allergy shots. The Symjepi shot should go on sale later this year. Symjepi is a syringe prefilled with epinephrine, which can stop life-threatening allergic reactions from insect stings …

Teal pumpkins promote safer treats

(NBC News) — Introduced on Halloween just two years ago, the Teal Pumpkin Project is scaring away some frightening scenarios for children with food allergies. “Chances are pretty good that a child right down the street from you, right down the block, …

Meat allergies may be on the rise

Nashville, Tenn. — Doctors at Vanderbilt University say they’re treating an increasing number of patients with a red meat allergy linked to tick bites. The allergy, called alpha-gal syndrome, can cause hives, vomiting or even breathing problems hours after eating beef, pork …

Family has cruel encounter on flight

Bellingham, Wash. — (KING) Instead of sightseeing on a ferry, 7-year-old Giovanni, his mom, Christina Fabian, and dad, George Alvarado should have already boarded a flight. “We were on Flight 171,” said Fabian. But the trip from Bellingham, Washington back home to …