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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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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...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.