Allergies http://www.kunc.org en A Pill For Grass Allergies May Replace Shots For Some http://www.kunc.org/post/pill-grass-allergies-may-replace-shots-some Later this spring, allergy sufferers will have access to a new form of help: a pill that can replace allergy shots. But the pill works only for grass allergies, and it's not clear how much it's going to cost.<p>The Food and Drug Administration just <a href="http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm391458.htm">approved</a> Oralair, the first sublingual allergy immunotherapy tablet for use in the United States. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:25:00 +0000 55160 at http://www.kunc.org A Pill For Grass Allergies May Replace Shots For Some Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease http://www.kunc.org/post/doctors-say-changes-wheat-do-not-explain-rise-celiac-disease Wheat has been getting a bad rap lately.<p>Many folks are experimenting with the gluten-free diet, and a best-selling book called <a href="http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/">Wheat Belly</a> has helped drive a lot of the interest.<p>"Wheat is the most destructive thing you could put on your plate, no question," says <a href="http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/about-the-author/">William Davis</a>, a cardiologist in Milwaukee, Wis., who authored the book.<p>Davis' drastic views on the ills of wheat were shaped by his own personal experience. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:59:00 +0000 50090 at http://www.kunc.org Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label http://www.kunc.org/post/fda-approves-gluten-free-label The Food and Drug Administration issued Friday the first legally binding rules for what food companies can legally label "gluten-free."<p>The <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm363069.htm">rules</a> should help millions of Americans who can't tolerate gluten in their diet.<p>Gluten is a protein in wheat, barley and rye. Bakers appreciate its gluey texture for making bread. But when people with celiac disease eat it, it causes their immune systems to attack their small intestines.<p>About 3 million people in the U.S. have celiac disease. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:11:00 +0000 47847 at http://www.kunc.org Experimental Treatment For Milk Allergy May Not Last http://www.kunc.org/post/experimental-treatment-milk-allergy-may-not-last One out of every 13 children <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/06/20/137295285/study-food-allergies-affect-1-in-13-kids">has</a> a food allergy, but the affliction still regularly stumps doctors. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:48:00 +0000 46539 at http://www.kunc.org Experimental Treatment For Milk Allergy May Not Last Allergy Drops Under The Tongue May Be Fine Alternative To Shots http://www.kunc.org/post/allergy-drops-under-tongue-may-be-fine-alternative-shots Allergy shots have long been one of the best available treatments for hay fever, other allergies, and asthma, but they're a pain. In Europe, people have a more pleasant alternative: drops put under the tongue.<p>That treatment, called <a href="http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/sinus/allergy/sublingual_immunotherapy.html">sublingual immunotherapy</a>, hasn't been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but more and more patients in the U.S. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:14:00 +0000 42108 at http://www.kunc.org Allergy Drops Under The Tongue May Be Fine Alternative To Shots