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2014-09-11 23:01:30

6SensorLabs, Inc., a food transparency start-up, closed $4M in seed funding to deliver a groundbreaking solution for the millions of Americans with food allergies; Upfront Ventures led the funding round with significant contributions from SoftTech VC, Lemnos Labs, Mitch Kapor, SK Ventures, and Xandex Investments. The team plans to launch their first product in 2015, a portable and easy-to-use gluten sensor for consumers to increase their confidence when eating out. San Francisco, CA...

Schools Without Health Plans Unprepared To Handle Life-threatening Emergencies
2014-09-10 03:15:17

By Marla Paul, Northwestern University Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies have emergency health management plans in place at school, leaving schools inadequately prepared to manage daily needs and handle medical emergencies related to often life-threatening medical conditions, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS). "Given the amount of time kids spend in school, it's critical for school...

gut bacteria may erase food allergies
2014-08-26 06:54:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There has been a great deal of research into food allergies lately — ranging from the effect of race on food allergies to how tap water might be linked to the development of allergies. The latest study, from the University of Chicago, shows that the presence of a common gut bacteria, Clostridia, may help protect against food allergies. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that by inducing...

2014-08-20 16:24:47

OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Serious allergic reactions to food often happen without warning and can quickly become life threatening for some children. What you should know As many as 1.2 million Canadians have food allergies and this number may be increasing, especially among children. Up to six per cent of children are estimated to have food allergies. The symptoms of allergic reactions can range from mild skin irritations and hives to breathing difficulties and loss of...

2014-08-19 16:29:04

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with asthma and food allergies are vulnerable to bullying at school and online, often by classmates who tease or harass them because they're "different." It may be an age-old problem, but it must be addressed if we expect kids to be able to focus on their studies. Stopping confrontations before they start creates an environment where all children feel protected. "The keys to preventing bullying are self-confidence and...

nut allergies
2014-08-12 05:38:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of adults and children in the US have nut allergies that can range from mild hives to fatal anaphylaxis. A new study led by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that there might be answers other than strictly avoiding nuts. The findings of this study, presented this week at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, describe a new method that is being developed to...

2014-07-14 12:23:03

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic and hard-to-treat food allergy. EoE is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. The condition is triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and an over-accumulation in the esophagus of white blood cells called...

2014-07-13 12:20:51

CINCINNATI, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic and hard-to-treat food allergy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO EoE is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. The condition is triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and...

2014-06-19 23:07:57

A new and highly effective allergy medication is expected to hit the drug market in the near future. The medication is currently under development by doctor and medical researcher in Stavropol Albert Bolatchiev in the Russian federation Stavropol, Russia (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 A new and highly effective allergy medication is expected to hit the drug market in the near future. The medication is currently under development by doctor and medical researcher in Stavropol Albert Bolatchiev in...

2014-06-18 23:11:21

Wisconsin allergists share pioneering expertise through Allergychoices' August medical conference. Onalaska, Wis. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Having patients willing to travel across the country for your expertise is a great compliment for most providers. But for La Crosse-area allergist, Dr. David Morris, it was also a great frustration. The frustration stemmed, in part, from patient need to travel far to find a provider with expertise in sublingual immunotherapy for allergies, often...


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