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2009-02-20 12:25:00

A study on peanut allergies showed that children given small daily doses of peanut flour were able to build up a tolerance to the nuts, suggesting it may be possible to treat the potentially deadly condition, Reuters reported.Researchers at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge said on Friday the study aimed to slowly build immunity to peanuts in people with the common allergy.Andy Clark, who led the research published in the journal Allergy, said an allergic reaction could lead to...

2009-02-20 11:04:17

British researchers say a hospital in Cambridge is having success with a treatment that may cure nut allergies. Four children with severe peanut allergies participated in a preliminary clinical trial at Addenbrooke's Hospital in which they were given small amounts of peanut flour every day for six months. The amount of peanut protein given to the children was increased every two weeks until the children could tolerate the equivalent of five peanuts a day without having a life-threatening...

2009-02-02 11:47:00

Food Allergy Project Joins with Food Allergy Initiative to Create Largest National Source for Research, Advocacy and Education Efforts NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Allergy Initiative and The Food Allergy Project today announced a merger of their organizations, a powerful combination that will increase public awareness of the severity of life-threatening food allergies, empower advocates and family support groups,...

2009-01-13 11:33:52

Chicago researchers report the development of a new mouse model for food allergy that mimics symptoms generated during a human allergic reaction to peanuts. The animal model provides a new research tool that will be invaluable in furthering the understanding of the causes of peanut and other food allergies and in finding new ways to treat and prevent their occurrence, according to experts at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the component of the National...

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2008-12-01 09:07:56

A team of scientists from across Europe are embarking on new research to develop a treatment for food allergy. "Food allergy affects around 10 million EU citizens and there is no cure," says Dr Clare Mills of the Institute of Food Research, a lead partner in the Food Allergy Specific Therapy (FAST) research project. "All people with food allergy can do is avoid the foods to which they are allergic. The threat of severe anaphylaxis has a great impact on their quality of life." Attempted...

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2008-11-07 15:40:00

A recent study found evidence to suggest that early exposure to peanuts during infancy can reduce the risk of developing peanut-related allergies in the future. The new findings may challenge current guidelines in the UK, Australia and the US that state women should avoid peanuts during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Researchers sought to determine the prevalence of peanut allergies among Israeli and UK Jewish Children. Writing in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers...

2008-10-25 00:00:02

Halloween can be a scary time for the parents of children with food allergies, a U.S. expert warns. Dr. Amal Assa'ad of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center advises parents to inspect their children's Halloween candy carefully. "Usually, parents are more careful about watching what their kids eat around Halloween time, but sometimes kids who have allergy will get into their siblings' candy that hasn't been sorted out yet," Assa'ad says in a statement. "Every year, I see a few...

2008-10-23 12:00:17

ExpertSource: TOPIC: A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics found the numbers of U.S. children with food allergies seem to be increasing, according to an article by The Associated Press. The first federal study of its kind revealed that food allergies in American children are on the rise and now affect about 3 million kids or four percent of children and teenagers under the age of 18. The number of young people who had a...

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2008-10-22 14:45:00

Food allergies appear to be on the rise among children in the U.S., according to the first federal study to address the issue. Experts found about 3 million U.S. children have a food or digestive allergy. This was an 18 percent increase over the past 10 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That translates to about 1 in 26 children last year "“ up from 1 in 29 kids in 1997. Experts are unable to pinpoint the exact cause of the significant increase at...

2008-08-20 15:00:54

For the second consecutive year, Enjoy Life Foods, which makes great-tasting allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods, has been named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the U.S.(1) The 2008 list is the 27th that Inc. magazine has published that in the past has included such companies as Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Under Armour, and Jamba Juice. Schiller Park, IL-based Enjoy Life Foods is ranked No. 371, with three-year revenue growth of 805%. It was one...


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