Predicting asthma risk at 1 year of age

Asthma is a disease that makes breathing difficult for 2.4 million Canadians. It is caused by excessive inflammation and abnormally thick airway walls. There are numerous known risk factors for asthma including genetics but much is still unknown about the development of the disease. Asthma is part of the atopic march, a phenomenon that often…

Can we make peanuts less dangerous for people with allergies?

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergy to common food products that causes patients who come in contact with an allergen to be affected across multiple organ systems. The symptoms can include: hives, swelling, itching of the skin, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, weak pulse, pale colour, and potentially death. Anaphylactic allergies to peanuts…