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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

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

Medical News Today: How do your allergies develop?
Find out how harmless substances can cause the characteristic symptoms of hay fever, eczema, asthma, food allergy, and anaphylaxis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and oth...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Peanut allergy risk SLASHED if parents do THIS simple trick during infancy
FOOD allergies are a growing problem in the UK, however scientists may have discovered a way to reduce risk of a peanut allergy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Food Allergy Management / Obstetric Hemorrhage / Kentucky Rheumatology Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Check out today's selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: Management of food allergy includes recognition … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

URMC Selected to Join National Food Allergy Research Network
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has been selected to join the Food Allergy Research& Education (FARE) Clinical Network, a national group of research institutions working to accelerate the development of new therapies for food allergies and improve the quality of care patients receive. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Oral Food Challenges Safe When Performed in Doctor's Office Oral Food Challenges Safe When Performed in Doctor's Office
Oral food challenges at the doctor ’ s office are a safe way to diagnose food allergies, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Schools may not be prepared enough for students with food allergies: Study
Many students who have an allergic reaction at school get lifesaving epinephrine injections from unlicensed staff or students, not a school nurse, a study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All 8 extreme childhood food allergies are also common ingredients in CDC-recommended vaccines... coincidence?
(Natural News) Food allergy awareness posters in elementary schools list the following 8 food products as the most popular food allergies among children. Allergic reactions from exposure, consumption or injection of these foods can be fatal. Those 8 ingredients include peanuts, nuts, wheat, soy, milk, eggs, fish and shellfish. If your M.D. tells you that your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's a Food Allergy! Where's the School Nurse?
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- Many students who suffer a severe allergic reaction at school get potentially lifesaving epinephrine injections from unlicensed staff or other students, not a school nurse, a new study finds. " The findings highlight the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Food Allergies While Dining Out
-- If you have food allergies and plan to eat out, it's important to remember that the beverages you drink may also be a source of the sniffles or more serious reactions. The American Academy of Food Allergy Asthma& Immunology offers these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Food Allergies While Dining Out
Title: Health Tip: Preventing Food Allergies While Dining OutCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - September 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

It's a Food Allergy! Where's the School Nurse?
Title: It's a Food Allergy! Where's the School Nurse?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - September 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Oral food challenges safe when performed in doctor's office
(Reuters Health) - Oral food challenges at the doctor ’s office are a safe way to diagnose food allergies, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fatal anaphylaxis: mortality rate and risk factors - Turner PJ, Jerschow E, Umasunthar T, Lin R, Campbell DE, Boyle RJ.
Up to 5% of the US population has suffered anaphylaxis. Fatal outcome is rare, such that even for people with known venom or food allergy, fatal anaphylaxis constitutes less than 1% of total mortality risk. The incidence of fatal anaphylaxis has not increa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Best Way to Diagnose a Food Allergy
Oral food challenges are safe and rarely result in a serious reaction, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Food allergy diagnosis by oral food challenge is safe, says study
A study of 6,327 low-risk, non-research, open oral food challenges for diagnosing food allergies found that very few resulted in allergic reactions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news