Study in twins identifies fecal microbiome differences in food allergies
(University of Chicago Medical Center) A new study out of the University of Chicago and Stanford University on pairs of twins with and without food allergies has identified potential microbial players in this condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies
For about 1 in 13 children in the U.S., usually harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body ’s natural defenses into overdrive.Symptoms of food allergies can vary widely, but at worst, a systemwide allergic response can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition characterized by a sudden drop in blood pressure and difficulty breathing.Although there are now some preventive measures for food-induced anaphylaxis, there are not yet any long-lasting solutions — treatments capable of locking the immune system into a state of tolerance, so that it doesn’t respond to allergens.Now...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Overactive food quality control system triggers food allergies
Scientists have struggled to explain why allergies have been increasing dramatically over the last 30 years, Yale scientists provides a new theory. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Boiling peanuts and then eating them under medical supervision might help stop food allergies
Eating peanuts that have been boiled in water could cut the risk of life-threatening reactions in those who are allergic, according to researchers at Imperial College London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cow's Milk Intake While Breastfeeding May Cut Child Food Allergies
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2021 -- Children whose mothers drink more cow's milk during breastfeeding are at a lower risk for developing food allergies, according to a study recently published in Nutrients. Mia Stråvik, from Chalmers University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fewer Food Allergies in Kids If Mom Drinks Milk While Breastfeeding: Study
Title: Fewer Food Allergies in Kids If Mom Drinks Milk While Breastfeeding: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/4/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - January 5, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Fewer Food Allergies in Kids If Mom Drinks Milk While Breastfeeding: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2021 -- Mothers who drink cow's milk while breastfeeding may reduce their child's risk of developing food allergies, a new Swedish study suggests. " This is a compelling first step in defining a potential relationship between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Have Food Allergies? Read the Label
If you ’re allergic to one of the eight major food allergens, learn to look for your nemesis on the food label. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Tackling food allergies at the source
(American Society of Agronomy) Food allergies cost billions of dollars and cause enormous suffering for people. Researchers are trying to remove the source of food allergies altogether -- troublesome proteins made by our favorite crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kids With Food Allergies Can Become Targets for Bullies
FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 -- As if having food allergies isn't hard enough on a child, new research shows that almost 1 in 5 of these kids are bullied. The bullying didn't stop at the schoolyard. A similar percentage of parents said they had been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids With Food Allergies Can Become Targets for Bullies
Title: Kids With Food Allergies Can Become Targets for BulliesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Food allergy-related bullying and associated peer dynamics among Black and White children in FORWARD Study - Brown D, Negris O, Gupta R, Herbert L, Lombard L, Bozen A, Assa'ad A, Chura A, Andy-Nweye AB, Fox S, Mahdavinia M, Tobin M, Robinson A, Sharma H, Coleman A, Jiang J, Bilaver L, Fierstein JL, Galic I, Newmark P, Pongracic JA, Pappalardo AA, Warren C.
BACKGROUND: The experiences of Black children with food allergy (FA) are not well characterized, particularly with respect to bullying victimization and other psychosocial outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine bullying experiences of Black and White children... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Poor and Minority Children With Food Allergies in Danger Poor and Minority Children With Food Allergies in Danger
"Black and other minority patients often lack voice and visibility in the health care system. Add the additional burden of an invisible condition and you are in a really vulnerable position."Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Food Allergy Testing for Eczema in Kids Varies By Specialty Food Allergy Testing for Eczema in Kids Varies By Specialty
A child with eczema will more likely be sent to get food allergy tests if she sees an allergist or a pediatrician and less likely if she sees a general practitioner or dermatologist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Consequences of accommodation: parental perceptions of school staff and peer bullying of children with food allergies - Rocheleau GC, Rocheleau BN.
Children with food allergies report relatively high rates of bullying compared with the general population. Scholars have raised concerns that children with food allergies may be targeted for bullying because accommodation policies can isolate the child or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies
A new study found that serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) triggered by peanuts jumped 85% when kids were trick or treating. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies
MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- Parents of kids with food allergies probably won't be surprised to hear that Halloween is an especially risky time for their youngsters. A new study found that serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) triggered by peanuts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies
Title: Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food AllergiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - September 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

What is the Allergen Cross-Reactivity Rate of Legumes?
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study finds babies born in fall at higher risk for allergic diseases
(MediaSource) Researchers at National Jewish Health have determined that many allergic conditions likely start with dry, cracked skin, which leads to a chain reaction of allergic diseases known as the atopic march. It begins in infancy with atopic dermatitis and leads to food allergies, asthma and hay fever. Their latest study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice reveals that the time of year a baby is born may be a risk factor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Covid and patient advocacy led to $2 billion buyout of groundbreaking food allergy biotech
The stress of launching the first-ever peanut allergy drug during the Covid-19 pandemic led to Aimmune's sales to multinational food and drink company Nestl é. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

IgE-Mediated Food Allergy Risk Higher in Kids With Food Protein-Induced Allergic Proctocolitis IgE-Mediated Food Allergy Risk Higher in Kids With Food Protein-Induced Allergic Proctocolitis
Children with food-protein-induced allergic proctocolitis have a significantly increased risk of IgE-mediated food allergy, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Nestlé agrees $2.6bn deal for Aimmune Therapeutics
Consumer goods group pushes further into food allergy prevention with purchase of biopharmaceutical company (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

5 Easy-to-bake muffin recipes that can rival what grandma used to make
(Natural News) Muffins are a popular, sweet treat, but regular ones are often made with added sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. Moreover, many people need alternatives to traditional muffin recipes to avoid ingredients that can trigger food allergies and intolerances like eggs, dairy products or grains. You can tweak traditional muffin recipes to make them... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Questions Need to Wait Days to Give Baby New Foods
FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 -- Current guidelines on introducing solid foods to babies may hamper efforts to prevent food allergies, researchers say. The American Academy of Pediatrics and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gene variants help explain connection between skin disorder and food allergy risk
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Two common variants in the KIF3A gene increase the risk of young children having a dysfunctional skin barrier and developing the skin condition atopic dermatitis, according to study led by scientists at Cincinnati Children's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Therapy helps children with food allergies manage severe anxiety
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has launched the Food Allergy Bravery (FAB) Clinic to help children with a phobia of anaphylaxis. This revolutionary clinic, housed within the Food Allergy Center, is the first in the world to bring together psychologists and food allergy experts to treat food allergic children with severe phobia of anaphylaxis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Blood Test for Identifying a Novel Allergic Sensitization to Red Meat
Thermo Fisher Scientific's ImmunoCAP Specific IgE alpha-Gal Allergen Component test helps clinicians pinpoint a potentially fatal allergy often resulting from tick bites PORTAGE, Mich., July 23, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ImmunoC... Diagnostics, FDA Thermo Fisher Scientific, alpha-Gal, food allergy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UVA Health expanding food allergy research, clinical trials
(University of Virginia Health System) UVA Health and UVA Children's are increasing access to the latest food allergy clinical trials and expanding their cutting-edge food-allergy research, following their selection to a national food-allergy clinical network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kids With Food Allergies the Newest Victims of COVID-19? Kids With Food Allergies the Newest Victims of COVID-19?
The FDA is now allowing ingredient substitutions in food without mandating a change in labeling. What will this mean for people with food allergies?Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Coronavirus Pandemic May Change Care For Some Allergy Patients After Severe Reactions
Designed to ease the fear of Covid-19 at hospital emergency rooms, a modified plan for food allergy-induced anaphylaxis calls for home management with epinephrine autoinjectors in certain scenarios. It's a case of shared decisionmaking in a pandemic. But the alternative plan isn't for everyone. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kristen Gerencher, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Food Allergies Under-Diagnosed in Poor Families?
Food allergies may be under-diagnosed among children covered by Medicaid, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Food Allergies Under-Diagnosed in Poor Families?
Title: Are Food Allergies Under-Diagnosed in Poor Families?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/2/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - June 3, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Are Food Allergies Under-Diagnosed in Poor Families?
TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 -- Food allergies may be under-diagnosed among children covered by Medicaid, a new study suggests. " We were surprised to find such a large discrepancy in estimates of food allergy prevalence in children on Medicaid compared to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Atopic Dermatitis and its Relation to Food Allergy Atopic Dermatitis and its Relation to Food Allergy
Are those with atopic dermatitis more likely to develop food allergies?Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

An Adolescent Girl With Symptoms of Anaphylaxis An Adolescent Girl With Symptoms of Anaphylaxis
This 14-year-old girl with a history of weight loss and food allergies presented with symptoms of anaphylaxis, but allergy and immunological workup were negative. What was the real etiology?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

‘This Is Really Life or Death.’ For People With Disabilities, Coronavirus Is Making It Harder Than Ever to Receive Care
Jeiri Flores is normally a busy, upbeat 29-year-old. But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, her go-to thought has been dark. “If I get this,” she thinks, “I’m gonna die.” This is not an unfounded fear. Flores has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and needs assistance with everyday tasks, including making food and getting dressed. Her disability means it’s tougher for her immune system to kick illnesses; she’s still recovering from a bout of pneumonia she had in January. So beating COVID-19 could easily mean a protracted battle and months in a hospital—a prospect that comes with a c...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Food allergy: What ’s on the horizon?
The current COVID-19 emergency has changed so much for those living with the risk of food hypersensitivity – allergy, intolerance and coeliac disease. Pre COVID-19, many initiatives to support those with food hypersensitivity had been gathering momentum: a significant change in food information law for foods prepared and packed on site, some key court cases and an underlying recognition of the exceptional risks, particularly from allergens such as milk and sesameWhilst about half of our food pre-lockdown was prepared and served for us though pubs, restaurants, hotels, schools, workplaces and many other catering ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 23, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

' Not the Time' to Be Daring With New Foods, Allergists Warn'Not the Time' to Be Daring With New Foods, Allergists Warn
New data suggest that the rate of food allergies in adults is higher than previously estimated, with about one in five people having a first-time allergic reaction later in life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 20, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

The mark of a food allergy label: school accommodation policy and bullying - Rocheleau GC, Rocheleau BN.
This study examines the extent to which specific school accommodation policies relate to bullying victimization among children with food allergies using a labeling framework. Data were collected through a web-based survey of parents of children with food a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drinking green tea may help with food allergies
(Shinshu University) Drinking green tea increases Flavonifractor plautii in the gut, which in turn suppresses an allergic food immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Families With Food Allergies Struggle With Bare Shelves
As the coronavirus spreads and locked-down communities stock up, products needed by allergy sufferers are increasingly hard to come by. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Athas Tags: Peanuts Shopping and Retail Anaphylactic Shock Food Allergies Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labeling and Labels (Product) Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Epidemics Quarantines Stockpiling Food and Drug Administration United States Source Type: news

The gut's role in food allergies: Scientists identify changes in gut microbiota that may prevent or even reverse food allergies
(Natural News) The effects of food allergies can range from simply being annoying or inconvenient, preventing you from eating your favorite food, to life-threatening, like difficulty breathing. While medical means of combating food allergies do exist, a recent study has found a more natural, and potentially more effective, method of fighting food allergies – adjusting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergists Offer Advice to Parents of Kids With Food Allergies Allergists Offer Advice to Parents of Kids With Food Allergies
Parents of children with food allergies should acknowledge their kids'anxiety, as well as their own, a group of allergy experts advises.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Allergists offer advice to parents of kids with food allergies
(Reuters Health) - Parents of children with food allergies should acknowledge their kids' anxiety, as well as their own, a group of allergy experts advises. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Startup gobbles up $60M from high-profile investors to target food allergies
A narrow band of proteins that run through dozens of food allergies helped a Peninsula startup swallow $60 million from a syndicate of investors — including high-powered families — to develop a broad food allergy treatment. Alladapt Immunotherapeutics Inc. — a Menlo Park company launched in 2018 by early 23andMe Inc. executive Ashley Dombkowski — expects to use the Series C funding to take its lead drug into a clinical trial later t his year. The oral drug is designed to provoke an immune… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Startup gobbles up $60M from high-profile investors to target food allergies
A narrow band of proteins that run through dozens of food allergies helped a Peninsula startup swallow $60 million from a syndicate of investors — including high-powered families — to develop a broad food allergy treatment. Alladapt Immunotherapeutics Inc. — a Menlo Park company launched in 2018 by early 23andMe Inc. executive Ashley Dombkowski — expects to use the Series C funding to take its lead drug into a clinical trial later t his year. The oral drug is designed to provoke an immune… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Startup gobbles up $60M from high-profile investors to target food allergies
A narrow band of proteins that run through dozens of food allergies helped a California startup swallow $60 million from a syndicate of investors — including high-powered families — to develop a broad food allergy treatment. Alladapt Immunotherapeutics Inc. — a Menlo Park, Calif., company launched in 2018 by early 23andMe Inc. executive Ashley Dombkowski — expects to use the Series C funding to take its lead drug into a clinical tria l later this year. The oral drug is designed to provoke… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Startup gobbles up $60M from high-profile investors to target food allergies
A narrow band of proteins that run through dozens of food allergies helped a Peninsula startup swallow $60 million from a syndicate of investors — including high-powered families — to develop a broad food allergy treatment. Alladapt Immunotherapeutics Inc. — a Menlo Park company launched in 2018 by early 23andMe Inc. executive Ashley Dombkowski — expects to use the Series C funding to take its lead drug into a clinical trial later t his year. The oral drug is designed to provoke an immune… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Startup gobbles up $60M from high-profile investors to target food allergies
A narrow band of proteins that run through dozens of food allergies helped a Peninsula startup swallow $60 million from a syndicate of investors — including high-powered families — to develop a broad food allergy treatment. Alladapt Immunotherapeutics Inc. — a Menlo Park company launched in 2018 by early 23andMe Inc. executive Ashley Dombkowski — expects to use the Series C funding to take its lead drug into a clinical trial later t his year. The oral drug is designed to provoke an immune… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news