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ClostraBio raises $3.5M in its quest to prevent food allergies
ClostraBio, a Chicago startup creating a drug that aims to  prevent allergic reactions to food, has raised a $3.5 million seed round. Born out of the University of Chicago, ClostraBio is creating some of the first drugs to prevent and treat food allergies. The startup’s goal is to make drugs that boost the body’s natural intestinal barrier, stopping the reaction before it starts. It’s initially working to solve peanut and milk allergies. Investors in the round include Morningstar founder Joe… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Dallke Source Type: news

Children with chronic illness often show signs of mental health problems
(University of Waterloo) Researchers from the University of Waterloo surveyed children between the ages of six and 16, and all within a month of their diagnosis with asthma, food allergy, epilepsy, diabetes or juvenile arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food allergies have tripled in 10 years: Is the Western diet the cause?
(Natural News) Cases of food allergies have tripled in the past 10 years, and the Western diet could be the cause, according to new research published in The Daily Mail. Researchers from the non-profit organization FAIR Health carried out an analysis of private health insurance claims records from 2007 to 2016. Their study showed that individuals who are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Shot Safe Even with An Egg Allergy
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Flu Shot, Food Allergy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: New Treatment To Help Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
BOSTON (CBS) – Doctors may soon have a new option to treat kids with multiple food allergies. Researchers at Stanford University studied 48 children between the ages of 4 and 15 who have allergies to more than one food. They found that more than 80% of those treated with a combination of an asthma drug, Xolair, and an oral medication which helps block the body’s immune response, were able to eat at least two grams of two or more foods to which they were allergic. The allergies included milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. About 30% percent of people with food allergies are allergic to more than on...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Source Type: news

Combo Tx Promising in Kids with Multi-Food Allergies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Biologic plus oral desensitization reduced allergic reactions at 9 months (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - December 12, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Omalizumab improves efficacy of oral immunotherapy for multiple food allergies
Combination allows more than 80 percent of children to safely consume at least two foods to which they were allergic. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
Almost one-third of people with a food allergy have reactions to more than one type of food. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Hope for Kids with Multiple Food Allergies
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Food Allergy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omalizumab May Help Desensitization for Food Allergies Omalizumab May Help Desensitization for Food Allergies
A pilot study suggests omalizumab may improve speed, effectiveness, and safety of oral desensitization in children with multiple food allergies; more research is needed to see if effect lasts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- A treatment for kids with more than one dangerous food allergy shows promise in early trials, researchers say. Almost one-third of people with a food allergy have reactions to more than one type of food. This can increase... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
Title: New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food AllergiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - December 12, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Omalizumab improves efficacy of oral immunotherapy for multiple food allergies
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Combining a 16-week initial course of the medication omalizumab with oral immunotherapy (OIT) greatly improves the efficacy of OIT for children with allergies to multiple foods, new clinical trial findings show. After 36 weeks, more than 80 percent of children who received omalizumab and OIT could safely consume two-gram portions of at least two foods to which they were allergic, compared with only a third of children who received placebo and OIT. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FAIR Health: rate of food allergies tripled in 10 years  
An analysis by FAIR Health found food allergies have seen a 377 percent spike in the past decade with 'other specific foods' accounting for a third of the spike. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding and food allergies: Moms who eat the most common allergy-causing foods and breastfeed provide their babies with protection
(Natural News) “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” This line may have been said over a millennium ago, but it still holds true today as another study once again proves the benefits of breastfeeding. Researchers have determined that breastfeeding mothers who ate the most common allergy-causing foods, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Milk May Help Prevent Food Allergies Breast Milk May Help Prevent Food Allergies
Could increasing rates of food allergy have been sparked by advice for mums-to-be to avoid certain foods known to be allergenic?WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Breastmilk protects babies from food allergies
While many studies have suggested this could be the case, this research by Boston Children's Hospital offers the clearest evidence that breast milk can prevent allergies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves Kaléo's AUVI-Q(R) (Epinephrine Injection, USP) 0.1 mg Auto-Injector for Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions in Infants and Small Children
First and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) approved with a needle length and dose specifically designed for infants and children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms) Anaphylaxis and food allergies increasing in children; previously no EA... Biopharmaceuticals, Devices, Drug Delivery, FDA Kaléo, AUVI-Q, Epinephrine, auto-injector (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

School Lunches: What can we do?
From the desk of Kim Gubbins, CPNPWe are three months into the new school year and do school lunches have you stressed, bored and lacking? Are your kids already complaining about the same old same old and wishing they could just eat hot lunch pizza everyday? So, let ’s get inspired and figure out fresh new lunch ideas.I know schools are working harder at feeding our children a healthier lunch, but let me honest, most school cafeterias are serving pizza, burgers and fried chicken patties on a daily basis. And with 17%-20% of children in the United States being obese, I feel that packing lunch is a significantly health...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Food Allergies Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Study finds asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1
(McMaster University) Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were three years of age, the researchers performed a clinical assessment to determine the presence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy and AD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do Old Order Mennonites Hold the Key to Understanding Food Allergies?
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is embarking on a $2.4 million study focused on a population that is virtually immune to food allergies: the Old Order Mennonite Community. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Special Focus Issue of Immunotherapy explores the use of allergen-specific immunotherapy
(Future Science Group) Immunotherapy, a leading MEDLINE-indexed journal, published by Future Science Group, has released a special focus issue providing insights into the latest advances in allergen immunotherapy covering both environmental and food allergies, with the aim of directing the improvement and optimization of immunotherapy for allergy specific treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Grilled cheese sandwich suspected in young boy ’ s death
New York City officials have closed a preschool in Harlem where a young boy with a severe food allergy died after being given a grilled cheese sandwich. Investigators were at the preschool on Thursday to review the sequence of events. Elijah Silvera's family said staff knew the 3-year-old was severely allergic to dairy products. Elijah went […]Related:Controversy erupts over plan to let Pentagon authorize unapproved drugs for battlefield useChuck Norris claims his wife was poisoned during MRI scans, sues for $10 millionGenetically modified skin grown from stem cells saved a 7-year-old boy’s life (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grilled-cheese sandwich suspected in young boy ’ s death
New York City officials have closed a preschool in Harlem where a young boy with a severe food allergy died after being given a grilled-cheese sandwich. Investigators were at the preschool on Thursday to review the sequence of events. Elijah Silvera's family said staff knew the 3-year-old was severely allergic to dairy products. Elijah went into […]Related:Controversy erupts over plan to let Pentagon authorize unapproved drugs for battlefield useChuck Norris claims his wife was poisoned during MRI scans, sues for $10 millionGenetically modified skin grown from stem cells saved a 7-year-old boy’s life (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Allergy Detection Device Could Remove Danger Of Dining Out
BOSTON (CBS) – Clare Maloney-Kolenberg is high school junior from Winchester who is looking forward to traveling to Spain on an exchange program with her Spanish class. But that excitement is coupled with a bit of anxiety due to her food allergies. “I’m allergic to tree nuts, peanuts and sesame,” she told WBZ-TV. It’s a list that can make dining out a bit dicey, even in familiar restaurants near home.  But once you add unfamiliar foods and a language barrier, that increases the odds of a reaction. That’s exactly what happened when Clare ordered ice cream on a trip to Germany wi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergy Detection Device Source Type: news

Peanut Allergies Up 21%; Black Children Have Twice the Risk Peanut Allergies Up 21%; Black Children Have Twice the Risk
Physicians should ask patients, who often do not volunteer information about food sensitivities, about food allergies, findings from a large national survey show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Understanding how specific food allergens are modified during preparation may help patients keep allergies at bay. Understanding how specific food allergens are modified during preparation may help patients keep allergies at bay.
Allergist Dr Gary Stadtmauer looks at the relationship between food preparation and food allergy severity.Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Do Food Preparation Methods Affect Allergies? Do Food Preparation Methods Affect Allergies?
Allergist Dr Gary Stadtmauer looks at the relationship between food preparation and food allergy severity.Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Many Food Allergies May Develop in Adulthood
Title: Many Food Allergies May Develop in AdulthoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - October 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Are you prepared for an emergency?
Tara Doman, MDFrom the desk of Tara Doman, MDThis year, we have witnessed multiple disasters in the U.S, with floods, hurricanes and wildfires affecting large populations.  Children are particularly vulnerable in natural disasters and emergencies, soevery family, no matter where you live, should be prepared.  FEMA andReady.gov/kids have wonderful resources for parents and children to learn about disaster preparedness.  The best way to start is to get everyone together for a family meeting in order to make a plan and put a kit together.  It is a good idea to talk about a safe place to meet in case f...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - October 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Half of food allergies in adults begin in adulthood
Food allergies are common among children, however, a recent study found that almost half of all adults with food allergies had adult-onset food allergies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Kids Have Food Allergies, Especially Peanuts
The number of U.S. children allergic to peanuts has increased by 21 percent since 2010, with nearly 2.5 percent of youngsters now having this type of allergy, a new study has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACAAI study: Almost 50% develop food allergies after 17
A new report form the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found that nearly half of US adults develop a food allergy after the age of 17. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Food Allergies May Develop in Adulthood
FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 -- Is the roof of your mouth itchy after a peanut butter sandwich? Does your skin break out in hives after you've cracked your way through a lobster dinner? It's possible you're one of the many adults who developed a food... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids' Food Allergies, Especially to Peanuts, Are on the Rise
FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 -- The number of U.S. children allergic to peanuts has increased by 21 percent since 2010, with nearly 2.5 percent of youngsters now having this type of allergy, a new study has found. Peanut allergies aren't the only ones on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Surprising' number of food allergies begin in adulthood, study says
New research reveals that as many as 45 percent of allergies in adults develop in adulthood, with black, Asian, and Hispanic individuals most at risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Kids' Food Allergies, Especially to Peanuts, Are on the Rise
Title: Kids' Food Allergies, Especially to Peanuts, Are on the RiseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Almost 50% of people develop food allergies after age 17
A new report form the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found that nearly half of US adults develop a food allergy after the age of 17. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting for the next family: Mom ’s experience inspires nutrition support guidelines
As Michelle Marti watched her twin sons, Nicholas and Max, run around the playground, she worried. To a stranger — like the representative of their local school’s Planning and Placement Team (PPT), there to evaluate the boys’ eligibility for special needs services in kindergarten — they looked like any other kids having fun. But their playfulness masked a serious illness: short bowel syndrome, the result of a condition called Hirschsprung’s disease. “They look healthy on the outside because all of their medical differences are under their clothes,” admits Michelle. Those difference...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Parenting Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Hirschsprung's disease Jessica McCaig short bowel syndrome (SBS). total parenteral nutrition Source Type: news

Study provides more clarity on the genetic causes of children's food allergies
(Max Delbr ü ck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) What role do genes play in egg, milk, and nut allergies? A study published in Nature Communications, led by the Max Delbr ü ck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) and Charit é --Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin, has found five genetic risk loci that point to the importance of skin and mucous membrane barriers and the immune system in the development of food allergies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ulster Hospital discrimination case over food allergies
Girls with "life-threatening" food allergies were exposed to food in allergy clinic waiting room. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regeneron-Sanofi drug succeeds mid-stage study
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat inflammation in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child
Common-sense rules will make Fright Night less scary Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma in Children, Child Safety, Food Allergy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regeneron-Sanofi food allergy drug succeeds mid-stage study
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat infection in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child
SATURDAY, Oct. 14, 2017 -- Halloween's frights extend beyond goblins and ghouls if you're a child with food allergies or asthma. " You want Halloween to be scary for the right reasons -- ghosts, goblins and witches -- not allergies and asthma, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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Katie Faragher, CPNPFrom the desk of  Katie Faragher, CPNPHalloween is approaching and children are excitedly talking about their costumes and trick-or-treating plans.  Below are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics that will help keep your child safe this Halloween.All Dressed Up:Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.Consider adding reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.Masks can limit or block eyesight.  Consider non-toxic makeup ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - October 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Food Allergies Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New genetic risk factors for peanut and food allergy identified
A new study finds that the gene EMSY is linked to a raised risk of peanut and food allergy, and that five other loci may also be involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The 10 best food allergy apps
Do you experience food allergies? We have selected the top 10 food allergy apps to help you navigate the foods that are safe to eat and the ones to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

New genetic clue to peanut allergy
(University of British Columbia) Canadian researchers have pinpointed a new gene associated with peanut allergy, offering further evidence that genes play a role in the development of food allergies and opening the door to future research, improved diagnostics and new treatment options. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news