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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

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

The Best Way to Diagnose a Food Allergy
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- Diagnosing a food allergy isn't always simple, but the best way to do it is through an oral food challenge, according to a new study. " It's important to have an accurate diagnosis of food allergy so an allergist can make a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Best Way to Diagnose a Food Allergy
Title: The Best Way to Diagnose a Food AllergyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - September 8, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Keychain detector could catch food allergens before it's too late
(American Chemical Society) For kids and adults with food allergies, a restaurant outing can be a fraught experience. Even when care is taken, freshly prepared or packaged meals can accidentally become cross-contaminated with an offending food and trigger a reaction. Now researchers report in the journal ACS Nano the development of a new portable allergen-detection system -- including a keychain analyzer -- that could help prevent trips to the emergency room. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food Allergies Can Hit Your Four-Legged Friends, Too
Look for skin or tummy reactions in dogs, cats and horses, allergists say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Allergy, Pet Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Allergies Can Hit Your Four-Legged Friends, Too
FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 -- Fido and Fluffy can suffer from food allergies just like people, a new report says. But the allergic reactions of cats, dogs and horses mostly affect the skin, followed by the gastrointestinal tract, according to a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers move closer to peanut allergy cure
A new study documents "a major step forward" in developing a treatment for the common food allergy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of Biologics in Severe Food Allergies Use of Biologics in Severe Food Allergies
Could biologic treatments provide another therapeutic option for severe cases of food allergy?Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

Comparing food allergies: Animals and humans may have more in common than you think
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Not only people, but mammals like cats, dogs and horses suffer from symptoms and problems of food intolerance and allergies. The Messerli Research Institute of Vetmeduni and Meduni Vienna, now condensed the knowledge about human and animal food allergies and intolerance into a new European position paper. It highlights the strong similarities in symptoms and triggers of adverse food reactions and stresses the need for more comparative studies on mechanisms and diagnosis of food intolerance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Severe food allergy cases skyrocket over the past decade, study finds
Researcher found an increase in insurance claims involving sever food reactions. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Probiotics the key to CURING nut allergies for life
(Natural News) Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies, and one that children are often unable to grow out of. Though a recent study may be set to change that. Led by allergist and immunologist Professor Mimi Tang, a team of Australian researchers have uncovered a successful treatment for children with peanut... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Claim lines with diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions climbed 377 percent from 2007 to 2016
(FAIR Health) Private insurance claim lines with diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions rose 377 percent from 2007 to 2016, according to data from FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information. Consulting its database of over 23 billion privately billed healthcare procedures, FAIR Health investigated food allergies and anaphylaxis, a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction that certain foods, as well as other substances, can induce in susceptible individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy succeeds in thwarting Type-1 diabetes in study
A form of immunotherapy gaining ground as a way to treat childhood food allergies has shown promise in treating another rising scourge of children and young adults: Type 1 diabetes.In a small but rigorous clinical trial, British investigators gave patients recently diagnosed with the metabolic... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Alabama Boy's Death Worries Food Allergy Parents
3-year-old's death during oral food challenge has led some to second-guess the procedure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergists Respond to Death of Boy, 3, in Food Challenge Allergists Respond to Death of Boy, 3, in Food Challenge
Societies say this is the first reported death associated with an oral food allergy challenge, and they remind physicians of food challenge protocols as few details are available.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Develop Food Allergies at Any Age?
Preliminary data from a large, new national study suggests that over half of American adults with a food allergy developed it after age 18. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SOPHIE EGAN Tags: Allergies Peanuts Asthma Food Seafood Fruit Pollen Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates have arrived! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. Jerry Sheehan has been named the new NLM Deputy Director, effective July 31, 2017. Details. An updated, revised version of the self-paced training class “Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in Cataloging&r...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates have arrived! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. The Summer 2017 edition of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! In this issue, Access Hollywood host Liz Hernandez talks about her hopes to make Alzheimer’s a thing of the past. Other features include ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?
Title: Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - July 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?
Food sensitivity and intolerance may be mistaken for allergic reaction, even by doctors Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Food Allergy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?
MONDAY, July 24, 2017 -- Many people misunderstand what food allergies are, and even doctors can be confused about how to best diagnose them, suggests a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It's common for people to think they have a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Food Allergy: Consensus Report Stresses Diagnostic Accuracy Food Allergy: Consensus Report Stresses Diagnostic Accuracy
NAS consensus report illustrates how physicians can improve food allergy diagnosis in infants and children and help protect them from true allergenic triggers, not false-positive ones.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

This UChicago startup is developing a cure for food allergies
Chances are we all know someone allergic to any one of either milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, or shellfish, which are the eight most common type of food allergens. Close to 6 million children under the age of 18 — roughly 1 in every 13, or 2 in every classroom — show severe allergic reactions to at least one food allergen, according to national research and advocacy organization Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). When including adults, this numb er touches 15 million… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Utsav Gandhi Source Type: news

This UChicago startup is developing a cure for food allergies
Chances are we all know someone allergic to any one of either milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, or shellfish, which are the eight most common type of food allergens. Close to 6 million children under the age of 18 — roughly 1 in every 13, or 2 in every classroom — show severe allergic reactions to at least one food allergen, according to national research and advocacy organization Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). When including adults, this numb er touches 15 million… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Utsav Gandhi Source Type: news

Food allergies - seven myths debunked
The Food Standards Agency has looked into the truth behind some of the most common allergy myths. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children with allergies are more likely to have anxiety
Researchers from Columbia University found that 57 percent of youngsters with a food allergy have anxiety symptoms versus just 48 percent of children without such a sensitivity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link found between food allergies and childhood anxiety
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have found a link between food allergies and an increase in childhood anxiety. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find link between food allergies and childhood anxiety
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Researchers studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children and found that children with a food allergy had a significantly higher prevalence of childhood anxiety. Food allergies were not associated with symptoms of childhood depression or with symptoms of anxiety or depression among their caregivers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bullying and quality of life in children and adolescents with food allergy - Fong AT, Katelaris CH, Wainstein B.
Food allergy is an increasing phenomenon in Australia, with most recent reports of food allergy occurring in 1 in 12 children. A number of studies have demonstrated that children and adolescents with food allergies experience a decreased quality of life ac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dietitian singles out ground-up insects in red velvet cupcakes as the cause for growing food allergies
(Natural News) The red velvet cupcake has cemented itself as one of the most fashionable treats of the moment. But according to one leading dietitian in the UK, the growing popularity of red velvet cupcakes has brought with it a surge of food allergies. Consultant allergy dietitian Dr. Isabel Skypala has cited the red velvet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 5 Tips On Traveling With A Life-Threatening Food Allergy
Traveling with a food allergy or other dietary restrictions can be a scary experience. It’s even more scary when you have had a near-death allergic reaction. Several years ago, I had an allergic reaction after eating some contaminated food in Spain. Thankfully, I survived that trip, but I’ve been much more prepared and cautious during my travels. Here are my top 5 tips: 1. Bring multiple EpiPens. EpiPens are the single most important thing to take with you because they buy you time to get emergency care. A few minutes can mean life or death. In my Spain case, the nurse said that if my travel partner, Daraius, h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Less Than 4% Of Americans Have Food Allergies [Infographic]
According to a new study, less than 4 percent of Americans have food allergies or intolerances - that's fewer than one in 25 people. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
"Oral immunotherapy" can help you reintroduce foods after an allergy has begun. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food allergy vs. food intolerance: What's the difference?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food allergy: Can it develop later in life?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Allergies Found in Less Than 4 Percent of Americans
The most common food allergen groups were shellfish, fruits or vegetables, dairy and peanuts, in that order. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Anaphylactic Shock Food Allergies Nuts Peanuts Source Type: news