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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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2009-03-16 12:49:58

U.S. doctors reported on Sunday that some children may be free from peanut allergies if they eat a tiny crumb of peanut every day for weeks, according to Reuters. The findings provide a glimmer of hope to the thousands of people with the specific food allergy; however, the treatment is considered too dangerous to try on children with the most severe and life-threatening peanut allergies. Experts are calling it the first evidence that life-threatening peanut allergies may one day be cured...

2009-03-16 00:20:59

A daily dose of peanuts has been a successful therapy for peanut allergies in a select group of children who can eat peanuts daily, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center and Arkansas Children's Hospital said they documented long-term tolerance in children with peanut allergies by the presence of key immunologic changes. It appears these children have lost their allergies, Dr. Wesley Burks of Duke University said in a statement. This gives other parents and...

2009-02-20 11:04:17

British researchers say a hospital in Cambridge is having success with a treatment that may cure nut allergies. Four children with severe peanut allergies participated in a preliminary clinical trial at Addenbrooke's Hospital in which they were given small amounts of peanut flour every day for six months. The amount of peanut protein given to the children was increased every two weeks until the children could tolerate the equivalent of five peanuts a day without having a life-threatening...

2009-01-13 13:22:03

Researchers in Chicago say they have developed a new way to get mice to mimic symptoms of humans having an allergic reaction to peanuts. Peanut allergies affect many people, particularly young children, so finding an animal model that mimics a severe reaction will help scientists develop better treatment strategies, said Paul Bryce, who led the mouse model team at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. For reasons not clearly understood, the prevalence of food allergies...

2009-01-13 11:33:52

Chicago researchers report the development of a new mouse model for food allergy that mimics symptoms generated during a human allergic reaction to peanuts. The animal model provides a new research tool that will be invaluable in furthering the understanding of the causes of peanut and other food allergies and in finding new ways to treat and prevent their occurrence, according to experts at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the component of the National...

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2008-12-01 09:07:56

A team of scientists from across Europe are embarking on new research to develop a treatment for food allergy. "Food allergy affects around 10 million EU citizens and there is no cure," says Dr Clare Mills of the Institute of Food Research, a lead partner in the Food Allergy Specific Therapy (FAST) research project. "All people with food allergy can do is avoid the foods to which they are allergic. The threat of severe anaphylaxis has a great impact on their quality of life." Attempted...

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2008-11-07 15:40:00

A recent study found evidence to suggest that early exposure to peanuts during infancy can reduce the risk of developing peanut-related allergies in the future. The new findings may challenge current guidelines in the UK, Australia and the US that state women should avoid peanuts during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Researchers sought to determine the prevalence of peanut allergies among Israeli and UK Jewish Children. Writing in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers...


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