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Latest Peanut allergy Stories

2006-06-06 07:49:26

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Introducing cereals into the diet of babies before the age of 6 months does not increase the likelihood that they'll become allergic to wheat, a new report shows. In fact, a delay seems to raise the risk. "Delaying introduction of foods may not be protective against allergic disease development, and perhaps may be the wrong message," Dr. Jill A. Poole from the University of Colorado and Health Sciences Center, Denver, told Reuters...

2006-03-08 12:30:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK -- Treatment of peanut allergic mice with the Chinese herbal formula known as FAHF-2 completely blocks peanut-induced allergic reactions for up to 6 months following therapy and full protection is restored following a second course of FAHF-2, investigators report. These observations, if reproducible in humans, suggest that this Chinese herbal formula may be a highly effective treatment for peanut allergy, study investigators say. The findings were presented Tuesday...

2006-03-06 15:20:01

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Survey results indicate that most food-allergic children who experience severe throat, respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms of anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal allergic reaction, do not receive epinephrine and many do not seek medical attention. For those who do seek medical care, their reported treatment is often suboptimal. The results of this survey suggest that "there is a long way to go to improve the management of allergic...

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2005-08-17 10:20:00

NEW YORK -- More than half (54.3 percent) of the U.S. population is sensitive to one or more common allergens, placing them at increased risk for the development of asthma, hay fever, and eczema. The highest prevalence rates were for dust mite, rye, ragweed, and cockroach, with about 25 percent of the population testing positive to each allergen. Roughly 18 percent reacted to Bermuda grass, 17 percent to cat, 15 percent to Russian thistle, and 13 percent to white oak and mold. Peanut allergy...

2004-11-28 03:00:15

The essentials * Allergic rhinitis can severely reduce a sufferer's quality of life. * Urticaria is common, and is not a single condition but a syndrome. * In the UK, 1-2 per cent of children are now allergic to peanuts. * Patients at risk of anaphylaxis should carry epinephhne injectors. * Avoiding airborne allergens does not have much clinical impact. 1. Allergic rhinitis Allergie rhinitis was considered a trivial disease 50 years ago, but has become a major health problem due...