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Kids In Cities Have More Food Allergies
2012-06-08 04:37:06

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Allergic to this. Allergic to that. Food allergy has become a serious and increasingly important health issue. About 5.9 million children under 18 report a dangerous food allergy, and allergic reactions can led to drop in blood pressure, trouble breathing, and throat swelling. A new study found that children who reside in urban areas tend to have a higher number of food allergies than those who live in rural areas. Specifically, children in big cities are more...

A New Option In Peanut Allergy Testing
2012-03-21 08:16:11

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute have found a way to better test for peanut allergies. This new method has proven to not only be more accurate, but also more convenient and cost effective than current tests. Parents who suspect that their child may be allergic to peanuts currently have three options for testing against this allergy: The first option is a blood test that measures the immune system´s response to peanuts. This requires...

2011-12-26 07:28:03

New report includes guidelines on whom and when to test An advisory from two leading allergists, Robert Wood of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Scott Sicherer of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, urges clinicians to use caution when ordering allergy tests and to avoid making a diagnosis based solely on test results. In an article, published in the January issue of Pediatrics, the researchers warn that blood tests, an increasingly popular diagnostic tool in recent years, and...

Black Children More Likely To Develop Food Allergies
2011-09-06 05:02:11

  A new study published in the Journal Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, says that children of African descent are more likely to have food allergies. According to a recent Reuters report, while food sensitization doesn´t necessarily pose any danger, kids with food sensitivities may develop full blown allergies to those foods. Christine Joseph, an allergy and asthma researcher from the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, told...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

A national study of food allergies in the U.S., the largest of its kind, finds that more children have food allergies than previously reported. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 A national study of food allergies in the U.S., the largest of its kind, finds that more children have food allergies than previously reported. The study, published in the July issue of Pediatrics, and headed by Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of...

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2011-06-20 10:03:58

New findings from an online survey in the most recent edition of Pediatrics finds that 1 in 12 children in the US suffer from food allergies, Reuters Health is reporting. One third of those had severe allergies and minority children are at greatest risk of having food allergies. Of those, 30 percent suffered from multiple food allergies and 39 percent had a history of severe reactions. This number is up from previous studies which had estimated that anywhere between 2 and 8 of every 100 kids...

2011-06-20 06:12:00

Largest Food Allergy Study to Date Finds Food Allergies Are Increasingly Prevalent and Severe NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a national survey of more than 38,000 families, 8 percent of children in the United States suffer from a food allergy - a considerably higher number than reported in previous studies. In addition to estimating that 5.9 million children under age 18 now have a food allergy, the new study, published in the July issue of Pediatrics,...

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2011-05-30 12:00:00

Pediatricians have developed a revolutionary skin patch that may cure thousands from the deadly peanut allergy. Researchers believe it presents one of the best possible ways of finding an effective treatment for a life threatening reaction to peanuts. Two pediatricians who developed the device said it will educate the body so it does not over-react to peanut exposure. Human safety trials have already started in Europe and the U.S. and it is hoped that the patch could become available...

2011-05-17 11:06:00

MADISON, N.J., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Early results from the largest cross-sectional national allergy study ever conducted, to be released later this month, demonstrate that food allergies commonly occur in infants and toddlers, while environmental allergies, such as to dust, ragweed and mold, are more common in older children and adults. The study, based on laboratory testing from more than 2 million patient visits in the United States, is the largest to reveal a pattern of allergen...


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