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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...

Researchers Turn off Peanut Allergy In Mice
2011-10-12 04:33:03

According to a new preclinical study, researchers have turned off peanut allergy by tricking the immune system. Researchers attached peanut proteins onto blood cells and reintroduced them to the body.  This method could one day be able to target more than one food allergy at a time. "We think we've found a way to safely and rapidly turn off the allergic response to food allergies," Paul Bryce, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of allergy-immunology at Northwestern...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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