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Are your food allergies a result of lifestyle choices? Nearly half of people experience their first reactions after reaching adulthood

(Natural News) A new report from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found that more than 45 percent of people develop food allergies after the age of 17. According to the new research, more than 35 percent of allergies to many types of seafood – including shrimp, crab, and lobster – do not appear...
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Authors: Feuille E, Nowak-Wegrzyn A Abstract With rising prevalence of food allergy (FA), allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) for FA has become an active area of research in recent years. In AIT, incrementally increasing doses of inciting allergen are given with the goal to increase tolerance, initially through desensitization, which relies on regular exposure to allergen. With prolonged therapy in some subjects, AIT may induce sustained unresponsiveness, in which tolerance is retained after a period of allergen avoidance. Methods of AIT currently under study in humans include oral, sublingual, epicutaneous, and ...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy Asthma Immunol Res Source Type: research
To review the evidence and current policies regarding the use of epinephrine at schools and child care centers Data Sources and Study Selection: A narrative review was performed based on the result of conference proceedings of a group of inter-professional stakeholders who attended the USAnaphylaxis Summit 2017 presented by Allergy&Asthma Network.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
IgE-mediated food allergy is a life threatening disease with an increasing prevalence in developed countries (1). Food proteins are innocuous non –self-antigens which are regularly absorbed through the gastro-intestinal tract without provoking a significant immune reaction. The mechanisms responsible for the development of primary immune tolerance to food-related proteins are still not well understood (2). IgE-mediated food allergy results when the adaptive immune system fails to develop tolerance to these food proteins and instead develops IgE antibodies directed against allergenic epitopes (2).
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The use of qualitative research methods, patient-centered design processes, and collaborations with diverse stakeholders-including pediatricians that care for adolescents-can provide a framework for designing coordinated systems and policies to provide comprehensive support to college students with food allergy. Next steps include rigorously testing implementation of the Spotlight intervention prototypes. PMID: 29679763 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
The transition from adolescence to young adulthood marks a developmental period where responsibility for management of chronic conditions such as food allergy shifts from the caregiver to the young adult. Fatal food-induced anaphylaxis is most common among adolescents and young adults. However, colleges are currently not well-positioned to provide integrated support for students with food allergies.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Follow me on Twitter @drClaire Allergies are on the rise, especially food allergies. While nobody knows for sure why this is happening, a leading theory is that we may be doing things that mess up our natural microbiome. Our microbiome is the trillions of organisms that live on and in our bodies, such as bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses. We generally think of these organisms as “germs” that can cause illness — and while they can, in some situations it turns out that the right organisms in the right balance actually help keep us healthy. Our microbiome affects how we digest foods, stay at a healthy we...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Allergies Children's Health Parenting Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 9 April 2018 Source:Molecular Immunology Author(s): Monika Raulf We are now in the epoch of “molecular allergology” and numerous clinically relevant allergenic molecules are available improving the performance of in vitro allergen tests and allergen detection methods. This review is focusing on characterized occupational allergens and their implementation into the in vitro diagnosis for occupational allergy and in allergen detection methods. More than 400 occupational agents are identified and documented as being ‘respiratory sensitizers’, but currently only a lim...
Source: Molecular Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewResident microbial communities likely modify risk for allergic disorders, including food allergy. We review epidemiologic studies linking microbial exposures to food allergy risk and discuss the mechanisms by which the microbiome may modulate oral tolerance. We additionally address ongoing translational efforts in human microbiome studies.Recent FindingsEpidemiologic studies and murine models support that altered microbial exposures and colonization in early life modify food allergy risk. Differential microbiota confer protection or susceptibility to food allergy by modulating the regulatory tone o...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
New research suggests taking these common medications during the first 6 months of life may sharply increase risk for food allergies or asthma
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
BOSTON (CBS) – According to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics, babies who are given antacids like Zantac and Pepcid are more likely to develop childhood allergies. Researchers looked at the health records of nearly 800,000 children and found that those had been treated with antacids were at double the risk of developing a food allergy. Babies treated with antibiotics also had a higher risk of allergy and asthma. The study doesn’t prove that antacids and antibiotics cause allergies but it certainly raises some questions. Many babies are prescribed antacids for reflux and babies are often given antibiotics for a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies antacids Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
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