Latest Peanut Allergies Stories
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, particularly in the Western world, have serious peanut allergies. But why is that?
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.
A new study sheds light on a possible new immunotherapy treatment for individuals who suffer from a peanut allergy.
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.
Results of a nationwide telephone survey have shown that the rate of peanut allergies in children more than tripled from 1997 to 2008.
US 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.
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.
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.
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