Medical News Today: What to know about a watermelon allergy
A watermelon allergy is rare, and symptoms include coughing, hives, and stomach cramping. A person can treat a mild allergic reaction with over-the-counter medication, but serious reactions may require emergency treatment. Learn more about an allergy to watermelon and how to handle it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Number of people admitted to hospital with serious food allergies rises by more 10 per cent anually
Figures for NHS hospitals in England show 5,357 admissions took place, last year - almost 15 every day -  where the patient was made critically ill because of a reaction to their food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: DNA Risk Calculator; Xolair for Food Allergies; Med Students Ditch School
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (omalizumab) for food allergies
Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair ® (omalizumab) for the prevention of severe allergic reactions following accidental exposure to one or more foods in people with allergies. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods to avoid with a sesame allergy
Sesame seeds and oil are common ingredients in a variety of dishes. However, researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of people have a sesame allergy. Many food manufacturers do not list sesame by name in their ingredients, even if it is present, so it is vital to know which foods to avoid or eat with caution. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Study: Children with food allergies at lower risk of appendicitis
Researchers have discovered that children with food allergies are at a three times lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Allergies Less Severe in Infants: Study
Title: Food Allergies Less Severe in Infants: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - July 18, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

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

Health Tip: Caring for Your Epi-Pen
-- An epi-pen may be a lifesaving injection for a person with severe allergies. But the device must be cared for and stored properly. Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) suggests how to care for your epi-pen: Store it away from direct... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bullying in Australian children and adolescents with food allergies - Fong AT, Katelaris CH, Wainstein BK.
BACKGROUND: Food allergy is an increasing concern worldwide. The significant impact of food allergies on quality-of-life and bullying has been well described in international studies. No studies have yet investigated the occurrence of bullying in children ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study: Feeding Babies Solid Food Earlier May Help Them Sleep Better
BOSTON (CBS) – Most pediatricians recommend that babies be exclusively breastfed until six months of age when solids are slowly introduced, but a new study in JAMA Pediatrics says feeding solids to babies at an earlier age may help them sleep better. Researchers in the United Kingdom looked at more than 1,300 three-month old infants. Half the babies were exclusively breastfed until six months of age, the other half were introduced to a variety of foods including some that are associated with allergies, including peanuts and eggs. The scientists found that the babies who were given the solid foods slept slightly longe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local breastfeeding Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Source Type: news

Housecall: Can a tick bite cause an allergy to red meat?
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Alpha-gal syndrome? Can a tick bite cause an allergy to red meat? Yes. Alpha-gal syndrome is a recently identified type of food allergy to red meat. In the U.S., the condition most often begins when a Lone Star tick bite transmits a sugar molecule called alpha-gal into the body. In some [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a headache with nausea?
Headaches and nausea are common complaints. When the two symptoms occur together, a range of health issues may be responsible, including migraines, the flu, a cold, dehydration, food allergies, or too much caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol. Here, we explore the causes, treatment, and prevention of a headache and nausea. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Children with allergies should be screened for esophagus condition, study says
If children have known skin, food and respiratory allergies, they should be screened for an emerging food allergy causing inflammation in the esophagus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children with existing allergies should be screened for an emerging, severe chronic food allergy
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Children with known skin, food and respiratory allergies should be screened for an emerging, chronic food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a painful inflammation of the esophagus, the food tube between the mouth and stomach. Pediatric allergists who analyzed a very large group of children from birth to adolescence say that EoE should be considered a later component of the 'allergic march' -- the natural history in which many children successively develop a series of allergies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Create a Food Allergy Plan
-- If you've been diagnosed with a food allergy, it is important to develop a food allergy plan so you and others know what to do in an emergency. Milder symptoms of food allergy include itching, sneezing, hives or rashes. More severe symptoms, such... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Create a Food Allergy Plan
Title: Health Tip: Create a Food Allergy PlanCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - June 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerance
Title: Food Allergies vs. Food IntoleranceCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/11/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - June 13, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Composition of complex sugars in breast milk may prevent future food allergies
(University of California - San Diego) The unique composition of a mother's breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues in Canada. The findings, publishing in the June 15 issue of Allergy, further highlight the health role of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), which are not found in infant formula, and underscore their potential for therapeutic interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food Allergy Most Common Allergic Condition in Autism
(MedPage Today) -- Association persisted after controlling for other allergies (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Allergies More Common in Kids With Autism
After the researchers controlled the data to account for other factors that might link these conditions, such as education, income and location, the odds that someone with an ASD would have a food allergy were more than twice that of someone without an ASD (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASD Tied to Excess Risk for Food Allergy ASD Tied to Excess Risk for Food Allergy
Disruptive behaviors in nonverbal children may be expressions of food allergy symptoms, so clinicians should conduct a thorough workup, editorialist warns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Children with autism TWICE as likely to have had food allergies
Food allergies are two-and-a-half times more common among children with autism than others, a University of Iowa study finds, adding evidence to the theory that autism is an autoimmune condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Common Allergies Linked to Odds of Autism in Children
FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 -- Common allergic conditions, especially food allergy, are associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, according to a study published online June 8 in JAMA Network Open. Guifeng Xu, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Food allergies connected to children with autism spectrum disorder
(University of Iowa) A new study from the University of Iowa and published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than twice as likely to suffer from a food allergy than children who do not have ASD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association of food allergy, other allergies with autism spectrum disorder
(JAMA Network) Food and other types of allergies are more likely to be reported in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than in children without ASD but the underlying reasons for this association aren't clear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Am I allergic to saponin?
Quinoa is often called a superfood because of its high protein content, and it is popular with vegetarians and vegans. After eating quinoa, people may experience symptoms such as coughing and stomach cramping, which can indicate an allergy. Here, learn about this allergy and foods that can replace quinoa in the diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Morning Break: Caffeine Crackdown; Pot as Painkiller; Food Allergy Bullies
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Parents, Schools Step Up Efforts To Combat Food-Allergy Bullying
Up to 32 percent of kids with food allergies have been taunted with foods that make them sick. Schools are moving beyond allergy awareness and "nut-free zones" to address this dangerous behavior.(Image credit: Janice Chang for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tove Danovich Source Type: news

DDW 2018: 3 Studies on Dietary Factors in FGID
Research summarized for PCPs on: low FODMAP diets plus vit D; differential FODMAP intolerance; and the impact of food allergy on IBS-D. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Conferences/Digestive Disease Week Source Type: news

How Should Fruits and Vegetables Be Washed?
Discussion Fruits and vegetables are great sources of nutrition and often are eaten raw. However, they can become contaminated during harvest, transportation, production, preparation and storage. Produce accounts for about half of all foodborne illness and about 20% of foodborne deaths. Outbreaks have been associated with all food sources including home gardens, local farms and large scale commercial food operations. Vegetables most associated with illness are leafy green vegetables, herbs and sprouts. Learning Point What are the best ways to keep raw fruits and vegetables safe? “Wash your hands with hot soapy water...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 4, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Parents Have Concerns Over Food Allergy Precautions at Schools
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- A substantial portion of parents whose children have food allergies have concerns over the safety of their child at school, according to a study published online May 12 in BMC Pediatrics. S. Shahzad Mustafa, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about nightshade allergies
This article looks at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of nightshade allergies and intolerances. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of citrus allergy?
We describe the range of treatments. Learn to prevent and manage citrus allergies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

EpiPen Shortage Declared By FDA
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) — The FDA has declared a shortage of EpiPens. The agency says the products are currently available but manufacturing delays are causing a short-term shortage across the country. The Food Allergy Research & Education advocacy group has called on the FDA and the Trump administration to take action. According to a FARE survey, more than 400 people in 45 states reported difficulties obtaining an EpiPen. “I called around and found an Epipen Jr at Walgreens in Massachusetts but it expires in less than six months. Frustrating for such an expensive drug,” one survey respondent said. Epi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Source Type: news

Manufacturing delays lead to Epipen shortage in U.S.
At least 400 people across the U.S. have had trouble getting their hands on an Epipen in recent weeks, according to a survey from the advocacy group Food Allergy Research & Education. Mylan (NSDQ:MYL), which makes the emergency allergy auto-injector, reportedly told the FDA months ago that manufacturing delays were straining its Epipen supply. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Manufacturing delays lead to Epipen shortage in U.S. appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Kaleo Inc Mylan Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have a garlic allergy?
A garlic allergy is rare, but it is possible. In this article, we look at the symptoms of a true allergy, which include sneezing, dizziness, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis. We also describe the milder symptoms of a garlic intolerance. Learn when to see a doctor for allergy testing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do some people sneeze after eating?
If a person sneezes after eating all or certain foods, they may either have gustatory rhinitis, snatiation, or a food allergy. Hot or spicy foods are the most common triggers. Sneezing after eating is a common complaint that can be managed by avoiding certain foods or taking nasal decongestants or antihistamines. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

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