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2013-07-26 13:43:16

The path of the peanut from a snack staple to the object of bans at schools, day care centers and beyond offers important insights into how and why a rare, life-threatening food allergy can prompt far-reaching societal change, according to a Princeton University researcher. Before 1980, peanut allergies were rarely mentioned in medical literature or the media, said Miranda Waggoner, a postdoctoral researcher at the Office of Population Research in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and...

2013-04-15 23:01:31

Following an article highlighting six things you should know about food allergies, Yumi Media releases a statement. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 On April 15, Yumi Media, a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle, responds to an article published on ABC News by Dr. Samreen Hasan regarding six things people should know when they are dealing with a food allergy. According to the ABC News...

2013-03-15 10:51:33

New international study led by University of Michigan identified behaviors that could reduce anxiety, chances of allergic reactions Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane and being unable to get help. But in a new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice, researchers found passengers who engaged in eight mitigating factors were less likely to...

Children More Likely To Develop Food Allergies Because Of Their Race
2013-02-24 07:22:29

[WATCH VIDEO: Cure for Peanut Allergy May Be... Peanuts] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Race and possibly genetics influence whether or not children will develop food-related allergies, researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have discovered in a new study. According to HealthDay News, the study focused on over 500 children who were making clinical visits at the age of two. Each youngster was skin-tested for three types of food allergens —...

Economic Status And Peanut Allergies Linked
2012-11-09 21:05:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Peanut allergy, an overreaction of the immune system, can cause extremely serious conditions, from swelling and irritation to anaphylactic shock or even death. The cause of this deadly allergy remains a mystery, but new research presented at American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting has linked higher rates of peanut allergy to families with higher economic status. Many are drawing the...

A New Option In Peanut Allergy Testing
2012-03-21 08:16:11

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute have found a way to better test for peanut allergies. This new method has proven to not only be more accurate, but also more convenient and cost effective than current tests. Parents who suspect that their child may be allergic to peanuts currently have three options for testing against this allergy: The first option is a blood test that measures the immune system´s response to peanuts. This requires...

2012-03-15 23:24:51

Adults and children in a recent study could correctly identify, on average, fewer than half of an assortment of the peanuts and tree nuts that are among the most common food allergens in the United States. Parents of children with peanut and tree-nut allergies did no better at identifying the samples in the survey than did parents of children without this food allergy. And only half of participants with a peanut or tree-nut allergy correctly identified all forms of the nuts to which they...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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