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Latest Peanut allergy 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...

2013-06-27 08:28:37

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study in Nutrition Research, "Peanut consumption in adolescents is associated with improved weight status", showed that Mexican-American sixth graders that consumed peanuts at least once per week were less likely to be overweight or obese, had a significantly lower Body Mass Index (zBMI), and had significantly lower total blood cholesterol. In addition, participants who consumed peanuts had significantly higher intakes of...

2013-05-29 12:26:42

In support of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, Mylan goes to bat to help baseball fans with peanut allergies enjoy one of America's favorite pastimes BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical business of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), today announced it is partnering with an all-star roster of baseball teams to host Allergy Awareness games at select stadiums across the country. Mylan Specialty, the...

2013-05-24 23:30:45

Assisi Veterinary Hospital offers pets treatment for seasonal allergies. Malverne, New York (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Spring is allergy season not only for people, but also for pets. Assisi Veterinary Hospital urges pet owners to be aware of the potential threat of allergies to their pets and offers treatments for pet allergies. An allergy is a state of over-reactivity of the immune system to a particular substance called an allergen. Allergen exposure may cause an over-reaction. This means that...

2013-04-24 20:23:15

HERSHEY, Pa. and ROCKVILLE, Md., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc., ("ITI," Hershey, PA), a leading developer of novel allergy immunotherapies, announced the preliminary results of a Phase I Study to treat individuals with an allergy to Japanese red cedar ("JRC"). The Company is pleased to report that the immunotherapeutic vaccine, JRC-LAMP-vax(TM), appears to have met all of its primary safety end points. In addition, preliminary allergic marker results indicate a...

2013-04-15 23:01:31

Following an article highlighting six things you should know about food allergies, Yumi Media releases a statement. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 On April 15, Yumi Media, a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle, responds to an article published on ABC News by Dr. Samreen Hasan regarding six things people should know when they are dealing with a food allergy. According to the ABC News...

2013-03-15 10:51:33

New international study led by University of Michigan identified behaviors that could reduce anxiety, chances of allergic reactions Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane and being unable to get help. But in a new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice, researchers found passengers who engaged in eight mitigating factors were less likely to...

Children More Likely To Develop Food Allergies Because Of Their Race
2013-02-24 07:22:29

[WATCH VIDEO: Cure for Peanut Allergy May Be... Peanuts] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Race and possibly genetics influence whether or not children will develop food-related allergies, researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have discovered in a new study. According to HealthDay News, the study focused on over 500 children who were making clinical visits at the age of two. Each youngster was skin-tested for three types of food allergens —...

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...

Economic Status And Peanut Allergies Linked
2012-11-09 21:05:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Peanut allergy, an overreaction of the immune system, can cause extremely serious conditions, from swelling and irritation to anaphylactic shock or even death. The cause of this deadly allergy remains a mystery, but new research presented at American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting has linked higher rates of peanut allergy to families with higher economic status. Many are drawing the...