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2011-02-04 08:00:00

New guidelines stress the need for proper diagnosis to confirm allergy NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema in this family of inflammatory skin diseases, is a chronic disease marked by red, cracked and itchy skin. Now, increasing evidence indicates atopic dermatitis is a precursor to allergic diseases rather than a consequence. Dermatologists are advising parents of infants and young children affected by this...

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2011-02-02 08:50:00

A new study on allergy diagnoses in England, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, concludes that peanut allergies are less common than previously believed. Reuters reports the study also found that while the proportion of the population that is affected by peanut allergies is relatively small, it has grown over time. Both parents and researchers have become more concerned about peanut allergies in recent years. Studies in the past have shown that in some regions...

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2010-11-01 06:35:00

Researchers have found that allergic infants may be at increased risk of peanut allergy if their mothers ingested peanuts during pregnancy. The data are reported in the November 1 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 at five U.S. study sites evaluated 503 infants aged three to 15 months with likely milk or egg allergies or with significant...

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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