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2011-05-07 00:00:29

FAAN General Counsel Takes on a New Role as Julia Bradsher Joins the Global Food Protection Institute Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 FAANâ“ž¢ (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) today named Maria L. Acebal, J.D., as its new CEO, replacing Julia E. Bradsher, Ph.D., who was recently appointed CEO of the Global Food Protection Institute (GFPI). Acebal brings to FAAN an extensive knowledge of food allergies, including personal experience raising a...

2011-04-12 00:00:27

With epidemic numbers of Americans contending with food allergies, environmental allergies and celiac disease, this new magazine launched by journalism professionals arrives to the rescue. Allergic Living tackles the big quality of life issues - from school to work to travel to food fears "“ and focuses on helping the reader to live well, despite the risks posed by these serious conditions. Niagara Falls, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Allergies are skyrocketing. Up to 40 million Americans...

2011-03-24 17:06:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One student at Edgewater Elementary School in central Florida is being asked to withdraw from school by her classmates' parents because of her life-threatening peanut allergy. According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention, between 4-8 percent of children and 2 percent of adults are afflicted, and that number is on the rise. From 1997-2007 alone, reported allergies among children under 18 increased by 18 percent. While...

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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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