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2010-11-01 06:35:00

Researchers have found that allergic infants may be at increased risk of peanut allergy if their mothers ingested peanuts during pregnancy. The data are reported in the November 1 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Led by Scott H. Sicherer, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, researchers at five U.S. study sites evaluated 503 infants aged three to 15 months with likely milk or egg allergies or with significant...

2010-10-28 02:00:00

LEEDS, West Yorkshire, England, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that up to 12 million people are living with food intolerance and spending on average up to 350 pounds Sterling on wasted remedies and pills trying to relieve the symptoms before they discover the cause. By using a convenient home test kit and service such as the YorkTest, sufferers can put a stop to their food intolerance once and for all. YorkTest Laboratories is Europe's leading food allergy testing company and...

2010-10-05 14:57:50

For years, hospitals and researchers have been testing blood samples from the umbilical cords of newborn babies to assess the risk of allergy. Now a study has revealed that the biomarker in the blood that indicates the risk factor for allergy often comes from the mother rather than her baby. Cord blood has been used to indicate allergy risk Allergies occur when the defence mechanisms of the immune system malfunction and misread normal substances entering the body as invading pathogens....

2010-10-04 18:29:03

A new study estimates that 2.5 percent of the United States population, or about 7.6 million Americans, have food allergies. Food allergy rates were found to be higher for children, non-Hispanic blacks, and males, according to the researchers. The odds of male black children having food allergies were 4.4 times higher than others in the general population. The research, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health and appears in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, is the...

2010-10-01 09:34:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, October 1st, MediaPlanet published one of the largest Digestive Wellness Reports distributed to millions with the help of American Gastroenterological Association, International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders, American Dietetic Association, leading physicians, nutritionists, and many more. Almost 70 million people are affected by digestive diseases each year, leading to 13.5 million hospitalizations. Though these diseases, which range...

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2010-06-26 07:56:59

Giving cow's milk to babies within the first few weeks of life may protect a child from developing allergies to the milk protein later in life, new research suggests. Cow's milk protein allergy is the most common and most dangerous among dairy allergies. Adverse reactions can include rash, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems, and even shock or death. The findings that cow's milk might boost tolerance later in life came as a surprise to Dr. Yitzhak Katz of Tel Aviv University in...

2010-06-01 05:18:00

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger Deutsch, President and CEO of Cell Science Systems and author of the book Your Hidden Food Allergies Are Making You Fat, was a featured speaker in Abu Dhabi at the Salus Referral Laboratory Continuing Medical Education event on Monday, May 31, 2010. The topic of his speech was Food, Inflammation and the Aging Process and focused on the importance of "healing the gut" to relieve the countless symptoms of "aging". Abdulkareem Al Momen,...

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2010-05-20 06:59:17

Two new studies suggest that 1 to 2 percent of children in the United States and Canada may have allergies to peanuts or tree nuts, with US rates possibly on the rise. Peanuts and tree nuts such as walnuts and almonds are the most common causes of severe allergic reactions to food in the US. Recent studies have suggested that while the percentage of children with these allergies remains relatively low, rates may be on the rise. In the new US study, researchers found that among 5800 surveyed...

2010-05-12 08:01:24

A review of previous research indicates that there are few high-quality studies on food allergies, with limited uniform criteria for making a diagnosis and determining prevalence and effective treatments, according to an article in the May 12 issue of JAMA. Food allergies can have significant harmful effects on family economics, social interactions, school and work attendance and health-related quality of life. "However, currently licensed treatments target only the symptoms of reactions and...

2010-05-12 07:50:03

A new study shows that confusion over how to identify and treat food allergies is creating the potential for misdiagnosis of this condition. In a review of existing literature on the subject, researchers with RAND Corp., Stanford University and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System found differing definitions of food allergy. "There is lack of agreement over what criteria should be used to diagnose this type of allergy," said Jennifer Chafen, MD, a fellow with the Stanford Center...


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