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Medical News Today: Peanut allergies may soon be treated with a vaccine
After 2 decades of research, scientists have now developed an anti-allergic vaccine, which they have just successfully tested in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Funding will help uncover immune system differences that trigger food allergies
(Children's National Health System) Adora A. Lin, M.D., Ph.D., an attending physician in Children's department of Allergy and Immunology, was awarded $240,000 to improve understanding of how children's immune systems tolerate or react to certain food allergens -- sometimes triggering a cascade of side effects that can be fatal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allergy 'vaccine' suppresses the allergic response to peanuts in mice
There may be hope on the horizon for food allergy sufferers. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Onset of kids' food allergies linked to infant wipes, genetics: study
Children's food allergies have been linked to genetics and environmental factors, including cleaning wipes and exposure to allergens, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby wipes increase children's risk of developing food allergies
Researchers from Northwestern University found immune reactions to nuts, eggs and soy may be brought on by a 'perfect storm' of baby wipes, dust and food exposure, in a 'major advance'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby wipes increase children's risk of developing deadly food allergies
Researchers from Northwestern University found immune reactions to nuts, eggs and soy may be brought on by a 'perfect storm' of baby wipes, dust and food exposure, in a 'major advance'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food allergy is linked to skin exposure and genetics
(Northwestern University) Infant and childhood food allergy has now been linked to a mix of environmental and genetic factors that must coexist to trigger the allergy, reports a new study. Those factors include genetics that alter skin absorbency, use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap on the skin, skin exposure to allergens in dust and skin exposure to food from those providing infant care. The good news is factors leading to food allergy can be modified in the home environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Certain meds may increase baby's risk of allergies
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)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Parents Willing to Enroll Child in Food Allergen Trials
TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 -- The majority of caregivers of children with food allergy are willing to consider participation in clinical trials for food allergy immunotherapy, according to a research letter published in the March issue of the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Certain Meds May Raise Babies' Odds for Allergies
Infant antacid exposure was linked to a doubling of the risk for developing food allergies, and a 50 percent increase in the risk for developing drug allergies and a hypersensitive immune reaction to foreign toxins, such as a bee sting (anaphylaxis). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antacids, Antibiotics Could Increase Risk Of Allergy In Babies
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 - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies antacids Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Giving Babies Antibiotics or Antacids May Increase Allergy Risk
Infants given antibiotics, H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors were at higher risk of asthma and food allergies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Antibiotics Asthma Allergies Heartburn Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Babies Who Are Given Antacids Are More Likely to Develop Allergies
Infants who are given antacids like Zantac or Pepcid are more likely to develop childhood allergies, perhaps because these drugs may alter their gut bacteria, a new large study suggests. Early use of antibiotics also raised the chances of allergies in the study of nearly 800,000 children. Researchers combed the health records of kids born between 2001 and 2013 and covered by Tricare, an insurance program for active duty and retired military personnel and their families. A surprising 9 percent of the babies received antacids, reflecting the popularity of treating reflux in infancy. Over four years, more than half of all th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime Source Type: news

WATCH: Could a pill help with peanut allergies?
The most common food allergy affects 1 out of every 70 children and 1 of 160 adults. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

School Nurses at Ground Zero for Food Allergies
Title: School Nurses at Ground Zero for Food AllergiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Pregnancy vitamins are for baby too: Probiotic and fish oil supplement use during gestation reduce risk of childhood food allergies, eczema
(Natural News) Many a parent of an allergic child lives in fear of their little one being stung by a bee or accidentally being exposed to peanuts, eggs or shellfish. For allergic kids, such exposure can mean a reaction ranging in severity from coughing, sneezing, an itchy throat or a runny nose, to trouble breathing,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School Nurses at Ground Zero for Food Allergies
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year, a new survey finds. But the survey,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to cope with your food allergy
The only way to prevent allergic reactions if you have a food allergy is to avoid the allergen. Here are some tips to help you cope with food allergies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a yeast allergy?
Yeast allergies are common and can range from mild to severe. How is this allergy diagnosed, and what foods should be avoided? We find answers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Probiotics and Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Curb Allergies in Kids
Omega-3s and probiotics during pregnancy and breast-feeding may reduce risk for food allergies and eczema in early childhood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Probiotics Food Eczema Allergies Children and Childhood Breastfeeding Oils and Fats Omega-3 Fatty Acids Source Type: news

Weis Markets Expands Allergy Alert for Weis Quality Dried Beef Party Rye Dip Sold in 11 Stores Due to Undeclared Milk and Egg Allergen
Weis Markets today announced it has expanded its recall for its store-made Weis Quality Dried Beef Party Rye dip for failing to list egg and milk allergens on its label. Food allergies are an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a food containing an allergen. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Folic Acid in Utero Tied to Food Allergy Risk
(MedPage Today) -- But total folate at birth not associated with later food allergies (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 6, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Personality plays a role for people with a food allergy — but it's not what you think
Having a food allergy is tough. But not everyone responds to those restrictions in the same way. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | Personality plays a role for people with a food allergy — but it's not what you think
Having a food allergy is tough. But not everyone responds to those restrictions in the same way. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Pediatric Food Allergies: Pitfalls in Current Food Labeling Pediatric Food Allergies: Pitfalls in Current Food Labeling
Despite increased awareness of food allergies in children, problems persist regarding the proper labeling of allergen-containing products.Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Mom ’ s Diet Could Affect Child ’ s Risk Of Allergy, Eczema
BOSTON (CBS) – In one of the largest reports of its kind, researchers in London find that a mom’s diet can affect her baby’s risk of allergies. Researchers from Imperial College London analyzed more than 400 studies involving 1.5 million people and found that when moms took fish oil supplements during late pregnancy, and while breastfeeding, their children had a 30% lower risk of having an egg allergy at age 1, and when moms took probiotics, there was a 22% lower risk of their children developing eczema. Fish oil supplements helps reduce the chance of a mother’s baby cy getting a food allergy if tak...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Diet Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Challenges of food allergies connected to personality traits for first time
(Frontiers) The first study published connecting challenges of food allergies with personality traits finds that higher openness to experience is the biggest predictor of more allergy issues, while neuroticism does not lead to more frequent allergy issues. The study could improve the quality of life of people with allergies, by helping them understand how their personality traits might help or hinder their management of food allergy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

You're never too old to develop a deadly food allergy  
Rachel Hardy, 38 lived through her childhood with no symptoms of a food allergy But ten years ago while eating nuts her mouth began to feel strange and itchy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein active in life-threatening allergic reactions is a promising target for therapy
(Food Allergy Research& Education) In a recently published study supported by Food Allergy Research& Education, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have described a signaling pathway that can contribute to the dangerous circulatory and respiratory symptoms of anaphylaxis. The pathway, which promotes fluid loss from blood vessels into surrounding tissues, includes the interleukin-4 receptor, a protein that is targeted by a drug already approved to treat moderate to severe eczema. These findings hold promise for a treatment to make anaphylaxis less deadly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food Allergies: To Test or Not to Test
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- About 5 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults have a food allergy, but many more are getting unnecessary testing. Specific blood and skin prick tests can help detect food allergies. But the U.S. National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sony Apologizes For Food Allergy Scene in 'Peter Rabbit'
Title: Sony Apologizes For Food Allergy Scene in 'Peter Rabbit'Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Food Allergies: To Test or Not to Test
Title: Food Allergies: To Test or Not to TestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Parents Angry Over Food Allergy Bullying in Movie'Peter Rabbit '
(MedPage Today) -- Call for boycott prompts apology from Sony Pictures (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 13, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Darwin ’ s Dogs Project Takes Closer Look At Pets ’ DNA And Behavior
NATICK (CBS) – “What I love about Daisy is she’s just a cute little hound dog,” said 10-year-old Josh Corliss of Natick. Josh and his mom, Mary Ann, didn’t always know what kind of dog they really had. “When we first got Daisy we thought she was a Redbone Coonhound and a mix of some sort,” Mary Ann told WBZ-TV. Well, she’s a mix alright. (Image credit: Darwin’s Dogs) “We found out that our Redbone Coonhound is actually half Bloodhound, and about a third Boxer and another third Heinz 57,” said Mary Ann while looking at a colorful pie chart, which breaks down ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Family & Pets Health Local News Syndicated Local Darwin's Dogs Dr. Mallika Marshall Elinor Karlsson Local TV Source Type: news

Why parents are boycotting 'Peter Rabbit'
Some parents are boycotting the "Peter Rabbit" movie for a scene that they say depicts "food allergy bullying." Sony has issued an apology in response to parents' concerns, stating that "food allergies are a serious issue." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food allergy sufferers win apology over 'Peter Rabbit'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie studio Sony Pictures apologized on Monday for a scene in its "Peter Rabbit" children's film after an online outcry from sufferers of food allergies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why parents are boycotting 'Peter Rabbit'
Some parents are boycotting the "Peter Rabbit" movie for a scene that they say depicts "food allergy bullying." Sony has issued an apology in response to parents' concerns, stating that "food allergies are a serious issue." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sony Apologizes for ‘ Peter Rabbit ’ Movie ’ s Allergy Scene
Tom McGregor, a villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Movies Allergies Children and Childhood Peter Rabbit (Movie) Sony Pictures Entertainment Gleeson, Domhnall The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Book) Source Type: news

Sony Apologizes After ‘ Peter Rabbit ’ Movie Exploits a Food Allergy, Upsetting Parents
Tom McGregor, a villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Movies Allergies Children and Childhood Peter Rabbit (Movie) Sony Pictures Entertainment Gleeson, Domhnall The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Book) Source Type: news

‘ Peter Rabbit ’ Exploits a Food Allergy to Attack a Villain. Parents Aren ’ t Happy.
Tom McGregor, the villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Movies Allergies Children and Childhood Peter Rabbit (Movie) Sony Pictures Entertainment Gleeson, Domhnall The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Book) Source Type: news

Kids With Food Allergies Often Put at Risk by Their Parents Kids With Food Allergies Often Put at Risk by Their Parents
Parents of kids with food allergies often engage in behaviors that could trigger an allergic reaction in their child, a survey found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Have Food Allergies? This Device Tests Your Food On The Spot
Allergic to peanuts or gluten? This portable food sensor is taking the hassle out of eating. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Samar Marwan, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Kids with food allergies often put at risk by their parents
(Reuters Health) - Parents of kids with food allergies often engage in behaviors that could trigger an allergic reaction in their child, a survey found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Benaroya Research Institute snags $5M grant for peanut allergy research
The funds will help advance BRI's research into food-allergy discoveries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Benaroya Research Institute snags $5M grant for peanut allergy research
The funds will help advance BRI's research into food-allergy discoveries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Urine Test Could Indicate Food Allergies, How Severe They Are
BOSTON (CBS) – It is estimated that 15 million Americans have an allergy to one or more foods but making the diagnosis can be somewhat painful and time consuming. But in a recent study, researchers from the University of Tokyo identified compounds in the urine of mice that can not only indicate whether a food allergy is present, but how severe the symptoms will likely be. Currently screening for food allergies involves a blood test or multiple pricks to the skin which aren’t terribly invasive but certainly can be a traumatic experience for a child. Then patients often undergo oral food challenges to determine t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Source Type: news

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