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The Flavor Of Dry Roasted Peanuts Just Might Not Be Worth It

The Flavor Of Dry Roasted Peanuts Just Might Not Be Worth It

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People around the globe eat peanuts. We eat them raw, fried, boiled, roasted, dry roasted, and even mushed into that delicious concoction called peanut butter. However, many people,...

Latest Peanut Allergies Stories

2013-07-26 13:43:16

The path of the peanut from a snack staple to the object of bans at schools, day care centers and beyond offers important insights into how and why a rare, life-threatening food allergy can prompt far-reaching societal change, according to a Princeton University researcher. Before 1980, peanut allergies were rarely mentioned in medical literature or the media, said Miranda Waggoner, a postdoctoral researcher at the Office of Population Research in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and...

Cure For Peanut Allergy May Be Sublingual Immunotherapy
2013-01-07 16:05:30

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Peanuts are one of the most common triggers of severe food-induced allergic reactions. In many instances, this reaction can even be fatal. Add to that recent studies showing that the overall prevalence of peanut allergies has been steadily on the rise, not to mention the fact that the danger of this allergy is magnified by the fact there is currently no clinical treatment for its sufferers short of strict dietary abstinence. A new...

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2011-02-02 08:50:00

A new study on allergy diagnoses in England, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, concludes that peanut allergies are less common than previously believed. Reuters reports the study also found that while the proportion of the population that is affected by peanut allergies is relatively small, it has grown over time. Both parents and researchers have become more concerned about peanut allergies in recent years. Studies in the past have shown that in some regions...

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2010-05-12 12:27:15

Results of a nationwide telephone survey have shown that the rate of peanut allergies in children more than tripled from 1997 to 2008. The data are reported in the May 12 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 surveyed a total of 5,300 households, representing 13,534 individuals in 2008, a response rate of 42 percent. The survey was previously...

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2009-03-16 12:49:58

U.S. doctors reported on Sunday that some children may be free from peanut allergies if they eat a tiny crumb of peanut every day for weeks, according to Reuters. The findings provide a glimmer of hope to the thousands of people with the specific food allergy; however, the treatment is considered too dangerous to try on children with the most severe and life-threatening peanut allergies. Experts are calling it the first evidence that life-threatening peanut allergies may one day be cured...

2009-03-15 15:36:51

 A carefully administered daily dose of peanuts has been so successful as a therapy for peanut allergies that a select group of children is now off treatment and eating peanuts daily, report doctors at Duke University Medical Center and Arkansas Children's Hospital."It appears these children have lost their allergies," says Wesley Burks, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Duke. "This gives other parents and children hope that we'll soon have a safe,...

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2009-02-20 12:25:00

A study on peanut allergies showed that children given small daily doses of peanut flour were able to build up a tolerance to the nuts, suggesting it may be possible to treat the potentially deadly condition, Reuters reported.Researchers at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge said on Friday the study aimed to slowly build immunity to peanuts in people with the common allergy.Andy Clark, who led the research published in the journal Allergy, said an allergic reaction could lead to...


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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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