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2010-03-12 06:58:59

A new study suggests that children and teenagers that have peanut allergies might have more-severe asthma attacks. According to the study, out of the 160 5-to 18-year-olds with asthma studied, 46 with peanut allergies had more hospitalizations for asthma exacerbations than children without the food allergy.  Those children also had higher rates of treatment with oral corticosteroids. Twenty-three percent of the children and teens with peanut allergy had been hospitalized for asthma...

2009-10-23 04:00:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The haunted happenings of Halloween are upon us and soon we'll be carving pumpkins, dressing in costumes and telling spooky stories. But if your child has a food allergy, what's at the bottom of his or her trick-or-treat bag may be more frightening than any ghost or goblin. According to a new national survey of 678 moms of children with food allergies - whether to peanuts, tree nuts, milk or eggs, eight out of ten say Halloween causes a...

2009-10-19 15:57:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- While children are already anticipating Halloween "trick or treating," some parents are dreading the observed holiday that focuses on youngsters going door-to-door to receive free candy. Parents of children with a life-threatening food allergy must be extra careful when their child is the recipient of food outside the home. With a little planning, children with a food allergy can stay safe without having to miss out on the Halloween fun. Sally...

2009-08-18 17:23:21

Some children with a history of severe milk allergy can safely drink milk and consume other dairy products every day, according to research led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and published in the Aug. 10 online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.Investigators followed up with a subset of children who were part of an earlier Hopkins Children's-led study published in 2008 in which patients allergic to milk were given increasingly higher doses of milk over time....

2009-05-14 11:36:00

Leading parent advocates from across the country join forces to advocate for more research funding to find a cure WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as we continue to mark Food Allergy Awareness Week, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., member of the Board of Directors of the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI), announced the formation of FAI's Advocacy Steering Committee. The committee's objectives are to help build a strong nationwide presence for the food allergy community in the public...

2009-03-26 06:45:00

Allertherapy(TM) Makes Allergy Desensitization an Accessible and Cost-Effective Option FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Food allergy sufferers now have a treatment option that builds immunity to food allergens from the comfort of home. Allertherapy(TM) is a natural treatment that gently builds tolerance to targeted foods. The Allertherapy(TM) method is similar in concept to allergy shots. It quickly builds immunity to allergens and maintains it over time. The easy-to-use oral...

2009-03-17 17:20:43

Black male children may have a greater risk of having a food allergy, a U.S. food sensitivity study of more than 8,000 found. The national survey included 8,203 people, who tested positive for the allergen antibody linked to possible issues with eggs, milk, peanuts and shrimp. The sensitivity levels to these potential food allergens was then tested in all participants. The researchers estimated that 2.55 percent of the general population has food allergies -- most often to shrimp and peanuts...

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2009-03-16 12:49:58

U.S. doctors reported on Sunday that some children may be free from peanut allergies if they eat a tiny crumb of peanut every day for weeks, according to Reuters. The findings provide a glimmer of hope to the thousands of people with the specific food allergy; however, the treatment is considered too dangerous to try on children with the most severe and life-threatening peanut allergies. Experts are calling it the first evidence that life-threatening peanut allergies may one day be cured...

2009-03-16 00:20:59

A daily dose of peanuts has been a successful therapy for peanut allergies in a select group of children who can eat peanuts daily, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center and Arkansas Children's Hospital said they documented long-term tolerance in children with peanut allergies by the presence of key immunologic changes. It appears these children have lost their allergies, Dr. Wesley Burks of Duke University said in a statement. This gives other parents and...

2009-03-15 15:36:51

 A carefully administered daily dose of peanuts has been so successful as a therapy for peanut allergies that a select group of children is now off treatment and eating peanuts daily, report doctors at Duke University Medical Center and Arkansas Children's Hospital."It appears these children have lost their allergies," says Wesley Burks, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Duke. "This gives other parents and children hope that we'll soon have a safe,...


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