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For years, the standard medical advice for nut allergy sufferers has simply been to avoid nuts; however, a treatment known as sublingual immunotherapy ("oral drops") is helping patients
Food desensitization trial could mean new hope for children with peanut allergies HOUSTON, Aug.
In a recent study, researchers from North Carolina's Agricultural and Technical State University describe a new, patented, process for removing up to 98 percent of allergens from peanuts
The milestone brings the company one step closer to an immunotherapy that could eradicate peanut allergy, one of the leading causes of death from food reactions. Hershey,
Until now, the only option for egg allergy sufferers was simply to avoid eggs.
Egg allergy is the second most common childhood allergy, yet avoidance has typically been the only solution.
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.
Scientists have found 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.
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.
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.
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