McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

The food allergy affair

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Due to the increasing numbers of life-threatening food allergies, its awareness should be emphasized and highlighted more than ever! The more that family and friends understand an individual’s allergies, the more they can support them and help them stay safe.


— Video by Zoe Bustard, Navjot Sidhu, Braveena Vignarajah and Srikar Yelamarti


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