Why the world is becoming more allergic to food
Food allergy rates among children are on the rise, and Western lifestyles may be to blame. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Travel Tips: Five Tips to Make Traveling With a Food Allergy Easier
Managing a food allergy is tricky when you travel, but these precautionary steps can help you explore culinary culture and stay healthy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHIVANI VORA Tags: Food Travel and Vacations Allergies Source Type: news

Holidays a Challenge for Those With Allergies
SATURDAY, Nov. 24, 2018 -- The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for people with food allergies. But one health expert suggests that these folks can still enjoy festive gatherings, as long as they take certain precautions. About 5... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dining out with food allergies may be safer with at least 15 precautions
(Reuters Health) - A survey of people with food allergies who dine out successfully has found they employ quite a few strategies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Adult-Onset Food Allergy Fairly Common
(MedPage Today) -- Almost half of over 40,000 U.S. adults reported allergy development after age 18 (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

New peanut allergy drug could herald a ‘sea change’ in treating food allergies, but is not a cure
A large clinical trial showed that children and teenagers could be desensitized to peanut allergies with an experimental drug, but the treatment had a high risk of adverse events. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

New peanut allergy drug could herald a ‘sea change’ in treating food allergies but is not a cure
A large clinical trial showed that children and teenagers could be desensitized to peanut allergies with an experimental drug, but the treatment had a high risk of adverse events. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Breakthrough' treatment for peanut allergy awaits FDA check
Millions of people live with peanut allergy, for which there is currently no available treatment. Thanks to a new study, though, this may soon change. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy
Childhood food allergies are relatively common and should be taken seriously, with 1 in 5 having a reaction that takes them to the emergency room every year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of Food Allergy 7.6 Percent in U.S. Children
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- The prevalence of food allergy (FA) is 7.6 percent among children in the United States, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in Pediatrics. Ruchi S. Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., from Northwestern University in Chicago, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Almost 8 percent of American children have food allergies, and 1 in 5 of those kids suffers an allergic reaction severe enough to wind up in the hospital, a new study finds. " Childhood food allergies are relatively common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy
Title: Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food AllergyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 19, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Patients With Food Allergies Rank Top Dining-Out Safeguards Patients With Food Allergies Rank Top Dining-Out Safeguards
People who use more preventive strategies when eating out at a restaurant reduce the risk for a reaction, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Many Infants With Milk Allergy Seem to Outgrow It
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds. However, study lead author Christopher Warren said, " Our findings suggest that while milk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- When you have serious food allergies, eating at a restaurant can literally mean risking your life. But new research suggests you can take steps to protect yourself when dining out. In fact, the more steps you take to protect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How common are food allergies?
In many classrooms across the country, teachers send flyers home requesting that families not send certain treats to school because of kids who have food allergies. Peanuts are the most common culprit. But just how many kids get food allergies? Dr. Avni Joshi, a Mayo Clinic allergist, performed a study that offers some answers to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sidestep These Menu Minefields
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 -- People with food allergies aren't the only ones who need to be aware of menu minefields when eating out. If you're trying to lose weight, it's important that you don't fall prey to these temptations. It's not only... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biologics, Food Allergy Among Hot Topics at ACAAI Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- Immunotherapy, cannabis, antibiotic stewardship will also be discussed (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Nestle ups stake in food allergy drug developer
Nestle ’s health science arm will pay $98 million to raise its stake in Aimmune Therapeutics, as the drug developer prepares to submit a marketing application for its peanut allergy treatment before the end of the year. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nestle raises stake in food allergy drug developer Aimmune
The health science arm of Nestle SA will pay $98 million to raise its stake in Aimmune Therapeutics, as the drug developer prepares to submit a marketing application for its peanut allergy treatment by the end of the year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Food allergies can be problematic for kids around the holidays
For most people, Thanksgiving is a day to spend time with family, watch some football and feast on lots of food. But for children with food allergies, it can be an especially difficult time. Dr. Anupama Ravi, a Mayo Clinic pediatric allergy specialist, explains why parents of kids with food allergies have to be conscientious [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mount Sinai and AllerGenis, LLC announce partnership to bring novel, precision diagnostics to food allergy patients
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) AllerGenis, LLC, a data-driven diagnostic company, announced a partnership agreement with Mount Sinai Health System to develop and commercialize technology for improved food allergy detection and patient management. The diagnostic technology will provide information to both patients and clinicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supermarkets are 'putting lives at risk with allergy information', BBC investigation discovers 
More than a quarter of branches in the exposé did not give satisfactory information to undercover reporters from BBC1’s Watchdog Live when they posed as customers with food allergies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Immunotherapy Promising for Wheat Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Promising for Wheat Allergy
More than half of wheat-allergic children could successfully consume wheat protein at 1 year, but response to oral immunotherapy was lower than for other food allergies, a small study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA May Require Products to List Sesame Allergen
Research suggests that more than 300,000 Americans have sesame allergy, according to Lisa Gable, CEO of the nonprofit group Food Allergy Research and Education. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brigham-born biotech startup testing food allergy drug
Startup ConsortiaTX finalized an agreement late last week to license a microbiome therapy from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

New Concerns About Sesame Allergies
(CNN) — Sesame could become the newest allergen added to the list of foods required to be named on labels, US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced Monday. Eight major food allergens must currently be declared on US labeling using their common names: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. These foods accounted for over 90% of documented serious food allergies in the country when the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which required the clear labeling of ingredients, was passed in 2004. The FDA cites the undeclared presence of allergens as...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Allergies Local TV Sesame Source Type: news

FDA considers labeling sesame for food allergies
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is studying whether to add sesame as among foods that must be clearly labeled as an allergen on food packages. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA ’s new consideration of labeling for sesame allergies
Food allergies have touched the lives of most of us. Thousands of Americans experience life-threatening, food-related reactions each year, and an estimated 20 people die from them annually. In some cases, such reactions occur despite a careful reading of packaged food labels by conscientious consumers. To me, that ’s unacceptable. The FDA is committed to advancing our efforts to help ensure that Americans have access to the information they need about common allergens in packaged foods. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA ’ s new consideration of labeling for sesame allergies
Food allergies have touched the lives of most of us. Thousands of Americans experience life-threatening, food-related reactions each year, and an estimated 20 people die from them annually. In some cases, such reactions occur despite a careful reading of packaged food labels by conscientious consumers. To me, that ’ s unacceptable. The FDA is committed to advancing our efforts to help ensure that Americans have access to the information they need about common allergens in packaged foods. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to keep kids with food allergies safe during Halloween
Halloween can be a particularly difficult time for kids with food allergies since many common candies contain one or more common allergens. The consequences can be dangerous and traumatic for kids who accidentally consume something they're allergic to. But a growing movement to give kids with food allergies some non-food treat options is making things [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Teal Pumpkins Mark Allergy Safe Halloween Stops
It’s now estimated that 4 million to 6 million children under the age of 18 have food allergies, meaning 1 in every 13 children are restricted in what they can safely eat. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergies: the scourge of modern life?
Our ancestors didn ’t suffer from hay fever and food allergies were extremely rare even a few decades ago. What is causing the steep rise in their incidence now?To anyone from Generation X or older, it often feels like food allergies are far more common today than in their youth. While they remember them being rare or nonexistent in their school days, their own children will have classmates with allergies or they may have one themselves.According to theFood Standards Agency, estimates suggest that about 5-8% of children and 1-2% of adults are affected by food allergies in the UK. The recent headlines about fatal alle...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vybarr Cregan-Reid Tags: Allergies Health Society Science Medical research Eczema Hay fever Source Type: news

Food allergies: What a severe reaction feels like
What having a severe nut allergy feels like and how navigating the daily risks affects your life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do you cope with a food allergy that means one peanut could kill you?
Like Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, Thea Metcalfe, from Manchester, was diagnosed with potentially-fatal food allergies. This is her story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'My food allergies are life-threatening'
Ciara Williams, who was diagnosed with food allergies when she was a baby, describes how she copes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food allergy symptoms: Nine signs that indicate you could be allergic to certain foods
FOOD allergy is when the body ’s immune system reacts to particular foods, causing a range of uncomfortable symptoms. Common food allergies are seeds, fish and wheat, so what signs indicate you could be allergic and what is involved in food allergy testing? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food allergy symptoms: Nine signs you could be allergic to certain foods
FOOD allergy is when the body ’s immune system reacts to particular foods, causing a range of uncomfortable symptoms. Common food allergies are seeds, fish and wheat, so what signs indicate you could be allergic? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children born by C-section face higher risk of having a food allergy
Researchers at Örebro University and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm led the study, which tracked more than a million children for around 13 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children born by C-section face a 21% higher risk of having a food allergy
Researchers at Örebro University and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm led the study, which tracked more than a million children for around 13 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What’s your body trying to tell YOU?
If you have a bloated stomach, your body is trying to tell you you're not digesting your food properly or that you have a food allergy, says British nutritionist Rick Hay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about chicken allergies
While fish and seafood often cause allergies, chicken meat allergies are less common. The symptoms can vary from mild to very severe. In some cases, chicken allergies are related to bird egg allergies, though they can also exist separately. Chicken allergies may be linked to other bird allergies. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can people be allergic to strawberries?
Strawberry allergies are less common than other allergies, but they do occur. Most allergic reactions to strawberries are mild, but they can occasionally be life-threatening for some people. In this article, we look at the symptoms of this allergy as well as the risk factors and diagnosis. We also cover foods to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: Dr. Allison Freeman, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Allison Freeman is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the health care provider - individual category. Here's her story: To say that Dr. Allison Freeman has changed her mind about the treatment of food allergies would be a major understatement. “The last thing I did before I left Canada for the U.S. was help write the infant feeding guidelines that were designed to keep children from getting these allergies,” s he said. “Almost everything we wrote was wrong. Now we’ve rewritten… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Using baby wipes can make your child more allergic to food, new study finds
(Natural News) One moment, your cuddly infant is giggling without a care in the world. The next, he’s crying uncontrollably from itchy rashes all over his body. The itchy rashes could be a sign of food allergy, which the baby could have acquired from environmental and genetic sources. Professor Cook-Mills led a research on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas mother claims $20 bottles of French spring water CURED her son's eczema and food allergies
April Moffett of McKinney, Texas, claims that nothing cured her son, Aidan's severe eczema until she took him to get a treatment at a spring water company's center in the South of France. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Children with food allergies are being BANNED from parties
Some 54 per cent of mothers and fathers admits to banning youngsters with food allergies from after school events or celebrations, according to a UK survey of 2,000 adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Allergic Reactions at School
SUNDAY, Aug. 19, 2018 -- If your child has a food allergy, safety prevention belongs at the top of your back-to-school checklist. " Ensuring that parents and school personnel are all on the same page as far as preventing exposures and treating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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