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2010-10-04 18:26:14

National survey identifies higher risk of food allergies among children, males, non-Hispanic blacks and people with asthma Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute to asthma attacks, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of food allergies ever undertaken. National Jewish Health Associate Professor of Pediatrics Andrew H. Liu and his colleagues also report in the November 2010 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that food allergies are more...

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2010-06-08 12:45:00

Researchers are working overtime trying to put an end to the problems that peanuts can cause. The scientists have managed to remove or reduce key proteins that can spark a peanut allergy. The team said the resulting peanuts are not genetically modified but the product of conventional crossbreeding. Peanut allergies are relatively common and usually cause breathing problems. However, the most serious effect of this allergy can cause anaphylactic shock, potentially leading to death. The...

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2010-05-20 06:59:17

Two new studies suggest that 1 to 2 percent of children in the United States and Canada may have allergies to peanuts or tree nuts, with US rates possibly on the rise. Peanuts and tree nuts such as walnuts and almonds are the most common causes of severe allergic reactions to food in the US. Recent studies have suggested that while the percentage of children with these allergies remains relatively low, rates may be on the rise. In the new US study, researchers found that among 5800 surveyed...

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2010-05-12 12:27:15

Results of a nationwide telephone survey have shown that the rate of peanut allergies in children more than tripled from 1997 to 2008. The data are reported in the May 12 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Led by Scott H. Sicherer, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, researchers surveyed a total of 5,300 households, representing 13,534 individuals in 2008, a response rate of 42 percent. The survey was previously...

2010-05-04 10:44:00

NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) today announced the launch of its new "Give It Up" national advocacy campaign in conjunction with Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 9 through May 15, 2010. The new "Give It Up" campaign encourages children, parents, families and friends to show their support for the millions of Americans with food allergies by abstaining from eating a favorite food during the week. As part of the campaign, participants are invited to join...

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2010-03-12 06:58:59

A new study suggests that children and teenagers that have peanut allergies might have more-severe asthma attacks. According to the study, out of the 160 5-to 18-year-olds with asthma studied, 46 with peanut allergies had more hospitalizations for asthma exacerbations than children without the food allergy.  Those children also had higher rates of treatment with oral corticosteroids. Twenty-three percent of the children and teens with peanut allergy had been hospitalized for asthma...

2009-10-19 15:57:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- While children are already anticipating Halloween "trick or treating," some parents are dreading the observed holiday that focuses on youngsters going door-to-door to receive free candy. Parents of children with a life-threatening food allergy must be extra careful when their child is the recipient of food outside the home. With a little planning, children with a food allergy can stay safe without having to miss out on the Halloween fun. Sally...

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2009-06-02 16:45:00

U.S. carrier Southwest Airlines' new policy of pets riding in the cabin has some passengers complaining about the possibility of allergies and in-flight noise. The economy airline's policy, which allows passengers to bring small cats and dogs on their flights for a $75 fee starting June 17, yielded complaints from travelers with allergies and those concerned about disruptive barking while flying, The Denver Post reported Tuesday. I have a granddaughter who has a big problem with asthma, and...

2009-05-09 16:09:54

Dr. George Flinn, a physician and Tennessee county commissioner, is asking Delta airlines to stop serving peanuts on its flights formerly flown by Northwest. Delta began serving peanuts in late March, when it substituted its snack, food and beverage offerings for those previously provided by Northwest. The Memphis Commerical Appeal reported Saturday that Flinn said he's not allergic to peanuts, but his grandson is. It's been absolutely proven that if someone who is allergic to peanuts is...

2009-03-18 17:36:00

New York City-based nonprofit commends City Council for passage of life-saving legislation NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for life-threatening food allergies, will collaborate with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to create an educational poster aimed at raising food allergy awareness among restaurant workers. In addition to working with DOHMH to...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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