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'Stomach Flu' May Be Linked To Food Allergies
2011-11-15 04:42:56

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin have found a possible link between norovirus, a virus that causes "stomach flu" in humans, and food allergies. The findings are published in The Open Immunology Journal, Volume 4, 2011. Mitchell H. Grayson, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, medicine, microbiology and molecular genetics at the Medical College, and a pediatric allergist practicing at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, is the corresponding author of the paper. The...

2011-10-28 14:59:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WhatisGluten.net has just published their annual list of gluten free candy. Candy companies around the world have caught on to the rise in the number of celiac cases and those with a gluten allergy. Many companies such as Mars Candy have notices about gluten on their website. Keeping track of all the foods that contain gluten can be cumbersome, but the list provided by WhatisGluten.net has made this Halloween season a lot easier. They have listed over...

2011-10-14 09:14:02

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have announced a breakthrough approach to allergy treatment that inhibits food allergies, drug allergies, and asthmatic reactions without suppressing a sufferer's entire immunological system. The therapy centers on a special molecule the researchers designed, a heterobivalent ligand (HBL), which when introduced into a person's bloodstream can, in essence, out-compete allergens like egg or peanut proteins in their race to attach to mast cells, a...

2011-09-22 05:18:00

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Sept. 22, 2011 -- As many as 15 million Americans have food allergies, including approximately 6 million children (according to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network). While food allergies and sensitivities may seem like the latest trend, the reality of food allergies is very serious, causing issues ranging from hives to stomach discomfort to severely life-threatening breathing difficulties. Any family with food allergies knows firsthand the difficulty of feeding...

2011-08-22 10:00:00

People who exhibit any range of symptoms associated with celiac disease after eating gluten should be tested as soon as possible. Early detection can help prevent serious complications such as lymphoma and gastrointestinal cancer, the latter of which has an increased chance 40 to 100 times that of the normal population. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings, has just expanded its services to include...

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2011-06-20 10:03:58

New findings from an online survey in the most recent edition of Pediatrics finds that 1 in 12 children in the US suffer from food allergies, Reuters Health is reporting. One third of those had severe allergies and minority children are at greatest risk of having food allergies. Of those, 30 percent suffered from multiple food allergies and 39 percent had a history of severe reactions. This number is up from previous studies which had estimated that anywhere between 2 and 8 of every 100 kids...

2011-06-14 02:00:00

UPPSALA, Sweden, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bees, wasps and bumble bees pose a real health threat to individuals with venom allergy. One sting from these insects may cause potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions in people with these conditions. Physicians specializing in allergies need adequate tools for finding individuals that must be protected in advance against insect venoms. A new diagnostic test involving special allerg encomponents now makes it easier for...

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2011-06-13 14:03:06

A new study suggests that children who live with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies to those animals later in life, but only if the pet is under the same roof while the child is still an infant. The researchers found that, compared to babies born into cat-free homes, those who grew up with cats were roughly half as likely to be allergic to them as teenagers. They found that growing up around a dog reduced the risk of dog allergies by about the same amount for boys, but not...

2011-05-27 04:29:00

UPPSALA, Sweden, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phadia, the worldwide leader of in vitro allergy diagnostics, is pleased to contribute to the largest cross-sectional allergy study ever conducted through the use of its ImmunoCAP(R) Specific IgE blood test, the market leading in vitro allergy diagnostic test. (Logo: Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101208/425503 ) The landmark study by Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information,...

2011-05-17 11:06:00

MADISON, N.J., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Early results from the largest cross-sectional national allergy study ever conducted, to be released later this month, demonstrate that food allergies commonly occur in infants and toddlers, while environmental allergies, such as to dust, ragweed and mold, are more common in older children and adults. The study, based on laboratory testing from more than 2 million patient visits in the United States, is the largest to reveal a pattern of allergen...