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Latest Peanut allergy Stories

Children Who Outgrow Allergies May Have Severe Recurrences
2014-03-03 09:02:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children who outgrow a food allergy are not always out of the woods. In some cases, an allergy to the same food can return, often becoming more severe and more persistent. Pediatric allergy experts with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have reached out to healthcare providers and caregivers, asking them to carefully monitor children with food allergies for early signs of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe and...

Oral Immunotherapy Alters DNA Of Those With Peanut Allergies
2014-02-01 06:31:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists with Stanford University are finding that healing a peanut allergy with oral immunotherapy alters the DNA of the patient's immune cells. The finding could serve as the basis for a simple blood test to monitor the long-term effectiveness of the allergy therapy. Allergy scientists are currently performing clinical trials of doctor-supervised immunotherapy involving peanut-allergy sufferers taking escalating amounts of peanut...

Cambridge Team Finds Huge Success In Peanut Allergy Treatments
2014-01-30 08:34:41

[ Watch the Video: Peanut Allergy Treatment Via Oral Immunotherapy ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Peanut allergy affects more than 10 million people around the world and is the most common disorder tied to food allergy death. A recent clinical trial has shown substantial gains in bringing a potential treatment to the table for those who suffer from the dangerous condition. Publishing their findings in The Lancet journal, allergy experts from the University...

Peanuts During Pregnancy May Not Raise Risk Of Peanut Allergies In Children
2013-12-24 05:04:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Pregnant mothers who eat peanuts are less likely to give birth to children who suffer from peanut allergies than those who avoid consuming them altogether, according to a study appearing in Monday’s edition of JAMA Pediatrics. According to the AFP news agency, the researchers looked at over 8,200 American children, and found 140 cases of youngsters who were allergic to nuts. They went on to analyze what the mothers ate during...

2013-12-23 16:23:06

Peanut and tree nut allergy incidence lower among children whose mothers ate them during pregnancy. BOSTON, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women need not fear that eating peanuts during pregnancy could cause their child to develop a peanut allergy, according to a new study from Boston Children's Hospital published online Dec. 23 in JAMA Pediatrics. "Our study showed increased peanut consumption by pregnant mothers who weren't nut allergic was associated with lower risk of...

2013-12-19 23:24:27

Largest US Medical ID company brings fun and functional product line to enhance options of medical ID bracelets for children with severe allergies or diabetes. Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 American Medical ID continues to lead the way in the United States medical ID industry by adding a new line of children’s medical ID bracelets to their expanding selection. Beware Bandits is an innovative product line from BGDM Group, based in Toronto, Canada. They are easy to use medical...

Murder More Likely Than Dying From Severe Food Allergy Reaction
2013-11-26 05:32:14

[ Watch the Video: You Are More Likely To Die From Murder Than Food Allergies ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that between four and six percent of children in the US have some form of a food allergy, and while it also notes there is no cure for such an illness, redOrbit’s Brett Smith recently reported that a 10-year-old boy was in fact cured of his peanut allergy following a bone marrow...

Peanut Allergy Cured In Boy After Receiving Lifesaving Transplant
2013-11-11 13:53:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors have witnessed the first-ever curing of a dangerous peanut allergy in a 10-year-old boy, according to research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore over the weekend. “It has been reported that bone marrow and liver transplants can transfer peanut allergy from donor to recipient,” said Dr. Yong Luo, an ACAAI member and lead study author. “But...

2013-10-31 12:27:00

Small trial, combining anti-allergy medication and desensitization method, could change clinical approach for patients with severe peanut allergies BOSTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pilot study from Boston Children's Hospital's Division Allergy and Immunology and Harvard Medical School shows that desensitizing peanut allergic patients through increased peanut exposure, in tandem with an allergy drug called omalizumab (Xolair®, anti-IgE monoclonal antibody,...

2013-10-22 16:23:49

McLEAN, Va., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five years ago, Tony Cook's asthma was so severe, his breathing constricted and his chest tight, he had to quit his job to focus on his health. Today, Cook is an avid runner taking aim at a marathon. Cook, 50, of Alexandria, Va., is a member of Team AANMA, a group of 12 runners competing in the 38(th) annual Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia in support of Allergy & Asthma...