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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.
SCIENTISTS yesterday urged teenagers to take part in the first ever study into how serious allergic reactions affect their lives. Edinburgh University experts will study the adolescent experience of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic condition that comes on rapidly and can be fatal.
A Duke University food allergy expert reported this week that immunotherapy to rid a person of a peanut allergy would likely be available within the next five years.
Researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center are conducting trials to evaluate a method to prevent allergic reactions to food. They are feeding peanut- and egg-allergic people increasing doses of an investigational protein extract from the foods to see if they can induce the participantsâ€™ immune systems to tolerate the food.
LONDON (Reuters) - The growing number of allergy sufferers in Britain are poorly served by the lack of specialists and local doctors need better training to help alleviate the shortage, according to a government review.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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