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2011-03-22 12:37:50

Some 3 million children in the United States have some form of food allergy, ranging in severity from mild to life-threatening. Milk allergy is the most common, affecting 2.5 percent of children under age 3. In a small clinical study, immunologists and allergists at Children's Hospital Boston and the Stanford University School of Medicine report effectively desensitizing milk-allergic patients by increasing their exposure to milk in tandem with an allergy drug called omalizumab, allowing...

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2011-03-22 08:10:00

Monash University researchers are working on a vaccine that could completely cure asthma brought on by house dust mite allergies. If successful, the vaccine would have the potential to cure sufferers in two to three doses. Allergies to house dust mites is a leading cause of asthma and the respiratory condition affects more than 2 million Australians and costs more than $600 million in health expenditure each year. Currently, people allergic to house dust mites must continually clean their...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

New guidelines stress the need for proper diagnosis to confirm allergy NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema in this family of inflammatory skin diseases, is a chronic disease marked by red, cracked and itchy skin. Now, increasing evidence indicates atopic dermatitis is a precursor to allergic diseases rather than a consequence. Dermatologists are advising parents of infants and young children affected by this...

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2011-02-02 08:50:00

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. Reuters reports the study also found that while the proportion of the population that is affected by peanut allergies is relatively small, it has grown over time. Both parents and researchers have become more concerned about peanut allergies in recent years. Studies in the past have shown that in some regions...

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2010-11-01 06:35:00

Researchers have found that allergic infants may be at increased risk of peanut allergy if their mothers ingested peanuts during pregnancy. The data are reported in the November 1 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Led by Scott H. Sicherer, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, researchers at five U.S. study sites evaluated 503 infants aged three to 15 months with likely milk or egg allergies or with significant...

2010-10-04 18:29:03

A new study estimates that 2.5 percent of the United States population, or about 7.6 million Americans, have food allergies. Food allergy rates were found to be higher for children, non-Hispanic blacks, and males, according to the researchers. The odds of male black children having food allergies were 4.4 times higher than others in the general population. The research, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health and appears in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, is the...

2010-10-04 18:26:14

National survey identifies higher risk of food allergies among children, males, non-Hispanic blacks and people with asthma Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute to asthma attacks, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of food allergies ever undertaken. National Jewish Health Associate Professor of Pediatrics Andrew H. Liu and his colleagues also report in the November 2010 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that food allergies are more...

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2010-07-28 06:40:00

Emergency room visits by children for severe food-allergy reactions may be on the rise, if the experience of one major US medical center is a sign. Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston found that the number of allergic reactions in the ER caused from food more than doubled in the past six years -- from 164 cases in 2001, to 391 in 2006. The increase in the number of more severe, and sometimes deadly, reactions known as anaphylaxis, had even sharper increases. Signs of anaphylaxis...

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2010-05-20 06:59:17

Two new studies suggest that 1 to 2 percent of children in the United States and Canada may have allergies to peanuts or tree nuts, with US rates possibly on the rise. Peanuts and tree nuts such as walnuts and almonds are the most common causes of severe allergic reactions to food in the US. Recent studies have suggested that while the percentage of children with these allergies remains relatively low, rates may be on the rise. In the new US study, researchers found that among 5800 surveyed...

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2010-05-12 12:27:15

Results of a nationwide telephone survey have shown that the rate of peanut allergies in children more than tripled from 1997 to 2008. The data are reported in the May 12 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Led by Scott H. Sicherer, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, researchers surveyed a total of 5,300 households, representing 13,534 individuals in 2008, a response rate of 42 percent. The survey was previously...


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