Epidemiology and trends of anaphylaxis in the United States, 2004-2016 - Chaaban MR, Warren Z, Baillargeon JG, Baillargeon G, Resto V, Kuo YF.
BACKGROUND: No national study has examined the epidemiology of anaphylaxis after introduction of the codes of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10 CM). Our objec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A survey of anaphylaxis etiology and treatment - Ahanchian H, Behmanesh F, Azad FJ, Ansari E, Khoshkhui M, Farid R, Hassanpur Y, Kouzegaran S.
Identifying the causes of anaphylaxis which is an acute, potentially fatal systemic reaction is very important in every community. Treatment strategies and pitfalls should also be determined. We sought to determine the most common triggers of anaphylaxis, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Which Allergens Are in Your Food? You Can ’ t Always Tell From the Labels
Despite federal legislation passed 15 years ago, food labels don ’ t always alert consumers to allergens that may be present in packaged goods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC ATHAS Tags: Labeling and Labels (Product) Allergies Food Nuts Anaphylactic Shock Law and Legislation Consumer Protection Children and Childhood Peanuts Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Food and Drug Administration Mount Sinai Medical Center you Source Type: news

Teenager who could DIE from a strong smell has had her life turned around by a service dog
Martina Baker, 15, from Maine, is allergic to 'almost everything' due to MCAS. She was in ER up to three times a week with anaphylactic shock for two years until she received Caiomhe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food-related anaphylaxis fatalities: analysis of the Allergy Vigilance Network database - Pouessel G, Beaudouin E, Tanno LK, Drouet M, Deschildre A, Labreuche J, Renaudin JM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Millions of People Wrongly Believe They Have Food Allergies
These days, it can seem like just about everybody has a food allergy. But according to a new study, about 11% of American adults actually do. Yet 19% of adults believe they have a food allergy, even though some don’t have the diagnosis or symptoms to back it up, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open. This discrepancy suggests that quite a few adults are conflating allergies with less-severe food intolerances, which typically come with minimal digestion-related symptoms, the researchers write. If someone is truly allergic to a food, eating it can trigger a potentially life-threatening immune response. (...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Pro-vaccine medical journal admits there is conclusive scientific evidence that vaccines can and do kill some children
(Natural News) Recent and previous studies show a clear causal relationship between vaccines and adverse health effects, according to an analysis published in the journal Vaccines. Multiple large-scale, extensive research have been analyzed to evaluate the link between vaccination and mortality. Studies show link between vaccine, disease-related deaths Researchers have noted that vaccines trigger anaphylaxis.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Preventing Fatal Peanut Anaphylaxis Finally Possible? Is Preventing Fatal Peanut Anaphylaxis Finally Possible?
Promising new research offers hope to the many kids, teens, and adults who are peanut-allergic.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

'I'm allergic to winter': Woman with rare condition fears for her life as skin reacts to the cold
Arianna Kent, of Edmonton, has cold-induced urticaria. As little as a breeze can cause her a skin reaction which can lead to anaphylactic shock. She is hospitalised up to three times a month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another EpiPen Is Now on the Market
Teva Pharmaceuticals has finally launched its generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen.  The Petah, Tikvah, Israel-based company’s emergency allergy shot will be priced at $300 – the same as Mylan’s generic. Teva received approval for its version of EpiPen in August. The generic will be available in limited supply and the company will launch a lower-dose - the EpiPen Jr. sometime next year, the company said. “We’re pleased to provide access to Epinephrine Injection (Auto-Injector) for patients who may experience...
Source: MDDI - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Teva ’s Generic EpiPen Will Cost Just As Much As Mylan’s Authorized Generic
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced Tuesday that its much-anticipated generic EpiPen is now available “in limited quantity” in the U.S. — at the same $300 list price as manufacturer Mylan’s authorized generic version. Teva was in August granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the first generic version of the EpiPen and lower-dose EpiPen Jr. The approval was heralded as a win for patient choice, as the generic would offer allergy sufferers an alternative to Mylan’s version of the anaphylaxis-reversing auto-injector, which had over time risen in price to cost $608 for a two-...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

New Peanut Allergy Drug Shows ‘ Lifesaving ’ Potential
Results from a new study may lead to approval of what could be the first drug that ameliorates potentially deadly reactions in children with severe peanut allergies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Peanuts Children and Childhood Anaphylactic Shock Allergies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Asthma Epinephrine (Drug) Food Contamination and Poisoning Immunotherapy Peanut Butter Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Scientists discover how anaphylactic shock can shut down your body in MINUTES
Researchers from Duke University found that exposing mice to small amounts of known allergens triggers different cells to work together to launch a life-threatening anaphylactic response. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perivascular dendritic cells elicit anaphylaxis by relaying allergens to mast cells via microvesicles
Anaphylactic reactions are triggered when allergens enter the blood circulation and activate immunoglobulin E (IgE)–sensitized mast cells (MCs), causing systemic discharge of prestored proinflammatory mediators. As MCs are extravascular, how they perceive circulating allergens remains a conundrum. Here, we describe the existence of a CD301b+ perivascular dendritic cell (DC) subset that continuously samples blood and relays antigens to neighboring MCs, which vigorously degranulate and trigger anaphylaxis. DC antigen transfer involves the active discharge of surface-associated antigens on 0.5- to 1.0-micrometer microve...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Choi, H. W., Suwanpradid, J., Kim, I. H., Staats, H. F., Haniffa, M., MacLeod, A. S., Abraham, S. N. Tags: Immunology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Dangerous liaisons in anaphylaxis
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Levi-Schaffer, F., Scheffel, J. Tags: Immunology perspective Source Type: news

"Epidemic" level of peanut allergies now impacting America, but medical professionals won't mention link to vaccine adjuvants
(Natural News) Peanuts are high on the list of foods that kids are commonly allergic to these days. And for children who have this allergy, even the smallest exposure to a peanut can result in serious – even life-threatening – anaphylaxis. Experts freely admit that the peanut allergy situation in America is so serious as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Concerns About Sesame Allergies
(CNN) — Sesame could become the newest allergen added to the list of foods required to be named on labels, US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced Monday. Eight major food allergens must currently be declared on US labeling using their common names: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. These foods accounted for over 90% of documented serious food allergies in the country when the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which required the clear labeling of ingredients, was passed in 2004. The FDA cites the undeclared presence of allergens as...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Allergies Local TV Sesame Source Type: news

RPS talks to ITV News about EpiPens
RPS President Ash Soni was interviewed on ITV News today about the ongoing shortage of EpiPens, auto-inject devices used by people with severe allergies in case of an anaphylactic reaction. Ash reass (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

‘ Project Abbie ’ Device Aims To Revolutionize Anaphylaxis Treatment
HOPKINTON (CBS) – “She was a big personality. Her absence is felt pretty much every moment of every day,” Amy Benford told WBZ-TV speaking with pride and grief as she described her daughter, Abbie. On the same day the Hopkinton teenager was getting ready to celebrate her 16th birthday with friends she had a severe allergic reaction. “One of her friends came downstairs and said, ‘Abbie needs you,'” Mrs. Benford recalled. That’s when Abbie’s dad, Stephen, rushed upstairs. “I asked if she was okay and she said, ‘I just can’t move air, Dad. I think I need my inh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Abbie Benford Anaphylaxis Dr. Benjamin Matthews Dr. Mallika Marshall Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie Foundation Project Abbie Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause facial swelling?
A person's face can become swollen in response to injuries, allergic reactions, infections, and other medical conditions. Face swelling that occurs alongside other symptoms, such as breathing difficulties or rapid heartbeat, may indicate anaphylaxis, which requires immediate medical assistance. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

NHS Improvement memo – Adrenaline for anaphylaxis kits
NHS Improvement has published a memo to remind all healthcare professionals providing services where anaphylaxis may be required, that they should be competent to draw up and administer adrenaline fro (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

More Than 100 Elementary School Students Stung by Wasps in British Columbia
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia - Chaos at Dufferin Elementary School today as 135 students were stung by wasps during the annual Terry Fox Run. The incident occurred just before lunch on the hillside behind the school, says Principal Colleen Topolovec. The school called in some medical personnel to help out. Thankfully, she says none of the students appeared to suffer a life-threatening reaction. Read more at cfjctoday.com   Editor's Take: Although this occured in Canada, something like this could easily happen in any of our communities. And with parents having trouble getting (or affording) Epi-pens, EMS and other first...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Greg Fry (CFJC) Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

More Than 100 Elementary School Students Stung by Wasps in British Columbia
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia - Chaos at Dufferin Elementary School today as 135 students were stung by wasps during the annual Terry Fox Run. The incident occurred just before lunch on the hillside behind the school, says Principal Colleen Topolovec. The school called in some medical personnel to help out. Thankfully, she says none of the students appeared to suffer a life-threatening reaction. Read more at cfjctoday.com   Editor's Take: Although this occured in Canada, something like this could easily happen in any of our communities. And with parents having trouble getting (or affording) Epi-pens, EMS and other first...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Greg Fry (CFJC) Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

RPS talks to BBC about EpiPen shortage
The current shortage of EpiPens hit the headlines again today as a cause of concern for people at risk of anaphylactic shock. Supply problems of EpiPens are due to manufacturing issues.Two other bran (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The robotic boy that breathes and bleeds: Researchers reveal 'hyper-real' medical doll
Medical students are using a robot boy to better understand how young patients respond to treatment. Called HAL, the realistic robot can cry, bleed, talk and go into anaphylactic shock. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA-based method detects trace amounts of peanut in foods
(American Chemical Society) For people with severe peanut allergies, eating even miniscule amounts of the legume can trigger anaphylaxis --- a life-threatening condition characterized by dizziness, breathing difficulties and, sometimes, loss of consciousness. Now, researchers have developed a sensitive new test to detect trace amounts of peanuts in foods using the peanuts' DNA. They report their results in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Unintentional injection to the bone with a pediatric epinephrine auto-injector - Ibrahim M, Kim H.
BACKGROUND: Skin-to-bone distance (STBD) in children prescribed a pediatric epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) for anaphylaxis is not commonly measured in practice. Recent evidence suggests that children with STBD less than the exposed needle length of availa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of antibiotics?
Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. However, they can cause side effects, such as digestive issues, fungal infections, and drug interactions. Some people experience severe reactions, including anaphylaxis and antibiotic resistant infections. Learn about the side effects of antibiotics here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen
  NBCNews: The generic of the lifesaving allergy medication will offer a cheaper alternative to the Mylan’s EpiPen, which has come under fire for massive price hikes. Bystander Epinephrine in Community Anaphylaxis Critical Updates in Assessment & Management of Anaphylaxis Treat Anaphylactic Incidents Before it’s Too Late   (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NBC News Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen
  NBCNews: The generic of the lifesaving allergy medication will offer a cheaper alternative to the Mylan’s EpiPen, which has come under fire for massive price hikes. Bystander Epinephrine in Community Anaphylaxis Critical Updates in Assessment & Management of Anaphylaxis Treat Anaphylactic Incidents Before it’s Too Late   (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NBC News Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Stocking EpiPens at Restaurants Might Reduce Fatal Allergic Reactions Stocking EpiPens at Restaurants Might Reduce Fatal Allergic Reactions
If restaurants and other food establishments stocked epinephrine autoinjectors, the number of fatal allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis, could decrease, a small study in Canada suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Stocking EpiPens at restaurants might reduce fatal allergic reactions
(Reuters Health) - If restaurants and other food establishments stocked epinephrine autoinjectors, the number of fatal allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis, could decrease, a small study in Canada suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Italian woman, 29, suffers anaphylactic shock after drinking coriander-infused BEER
The new case, published in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports, is the first to describe the deadly reaction to coriander used to flavour beer. The unnamed woman is believed to be from Torino. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get "versed" on the dangers of the highly experimental HPV vaccine before Merck brainwashes you or your children with propaganda
(Natural News) The manufacturers of one of the biggest vaccines scams ever created want your children and teenagers to think it’s hip to get injected with genetically modified organisms that have caused over 140 deaths and more than 10,000 adverse events, including loss of muscle use, seizures, and anaphylactic shock. Yes, we’re talking about Gardasil,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Prevention and Treatment of Tick-borne Diseases Needed Better Prevention and Treatment of Tick-borne Diseases Needed
A surge in tickborne infections and a rare anaphylaxis highlight the need for next-generation diagnostics, more comprehensive treatment options, and the development of effective vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pharmacies expected to run out of EpiPens in coming weeks: Health Canada
EpiPen injectors, relied on by people with life-threatening anaphylactic allergies, are in such short supply Canadian pharmacies are likely to run out of adult doses before new supplies arrive at the end of August. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Meat allergy from tick bite: A common cause of anaphylaxis?
A Tennessee allergy clinic found that a third of its anaphylaxis cases with known causes were due to a red meat allergy that is triggered by tick bites. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Allergy clinic finds large percentage of anaphylaxis cases from tick bite meat allergy
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) An increase in the Lone Star tick population since 2006, and the ability to recognize the ticks as the source of 'alpha gal' allergy to red meat has meant significantly more cases of anaphylaxis being properly identified. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food Allergies Less Severe in Infants: Study
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- A severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children, a new study concludes. " We found that infants, unlike older children, have a low-severity food-induced anaphylaxis,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mom Shares Warning After Teen With Nut Allergy Dies From Eating Cookie
FLORIDA (CBS Local) – A couple in Florida is warning other parents about food packaging labels after their teenage daughter died from eating a cookie. Kellie Travers-Stafford and her husband, Michael, lost their 15-year-old after she reportedly ate a Chips Ahoy! cookie while at a friend’s house. Alexi Ryann Stafford, who had a peanut allergy, didn’t realize the cookie she took was one of Chips Ahoy’s “Reese’s peanut butter cups” treats. Tragically, the teen went into anaphylactic shock and died shortly after eating the cookie on June 25. Her mother’s Facebook post about ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Florida Local TV Peanut Allergy talkers Source Type: news

Allergic reactions to foods are milder in infants
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Majority of infants with food-induced anaphylaxis present with hives and vomiting, suggesting there is less concern for life-threatening response to early food introduction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental health effects caused by red imported fire ant attacks (Solenopsis invicta) - Wang L, Lu Y, Li R, Zeng L, Du J, Huang X, Xu Y.
Susceptible individuals who have suffered painful stings caused by red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, usually experience physical health effects such as fever, dizziness, generalized urticaria, or other systemic reactions such as anaphylactic shoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news