Food allergies took our daughters from us. We must act now before others suffer the same fate
Emma and Tanya share a tragic bond: both lost their beloved daughters to a food allergy - their children dying frightening, awful deaths as they struggled to breathe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You Don ’t Know About Food Allergies
Pollen-food reactions, adult onset symptoms and cross reactivity are just some of the surprising ways our bodies respond to food. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Allergies Anaphylactic Shock Food Peanuts Seafood Pollen Sesame Seeds Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Sublingual Immunotherapy: Where Does It Stand? Sublingual Immunotherapy: Where Does It Stand?
Published data and real-world experience are growing for this food allergy treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

SLIT Is Safer for Food Allergy. Why Don't More Doctors Offer It? SLIT Is Safer for Food Allergy. Why Don't More Doctors Offer It?
Recent data on sublingual drops look promising, but the commercial path to approval is unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Food allergies complicate hungry Americans' search for meals
For the millions of Americans newly experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic, a particular crisis is hitting those with food allergies and intolerances: Most charitable and government food programs offer limited options (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Food Allergies Complicate Hungry Americans' Search for Meals Food Allergies Complicate Hungry Americans' Search for Meals
Although some pantries have maintained gluten-free shelves or post allergen information, most were forced to limit clients'choices last year.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Accidental ingestions to known allergens by food allergic children and adolescents - Hicks A, Palmer C, Bauer M, Venter C.
BACKGROUND: Accidental ingestions (AI) of food allergens in children compared to adolescents with food allergies are poorly characterized. It is suggested that AIs are higher in adolescents than children and that their reactions may be more severe, presump... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Food Allergy Training, Action Plans Suggested for Schools, Day Care
TUESDAY, June 1, 2021 -- Schools and day care centers should implement allergy training and action plans and have unassigned epinephrine autoinjectors for use, but site-wide food prohibitions are not suggested for allergy management, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What are Common Causes of Anaphylaxis?
Discussion Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction of the body. Usually anaphylaxis is IgE mediated but complement-mediated immune complex reactions or IgG mediated reactions can cause anaphylaxis. Usually mucous membranes or skin are involved, but it is a systemic disease process with at least 2 systems involved (respiratory is second most common followed by gastrointestinal system). The epidemiology is difficult to discern but the estimated incidence is about 50-112 episodes per 100,000 person-years and estimated prevalence is 0.3-5.1%. There is data supporting an increased incidence. Over...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 17, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Why C-Section Babies May Be at Higher Risk for a Food Allergy
Title: Why C-Section Babies May Be at Higher Risk for a Food AllergyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - May 3, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Why C-Section Babies May Be at Higher Risk for a Food Allergy
FRIDAY, April 30, 2021 -- Could there be a link between having a C-section and your baby's chances of developing a peanut allergy? Yes, a team of Canadian researchers warns. Their new study found that babies born via cesarean section appear to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Baby's first poop may help ID food allergy risk
The composition of a baby's first poop helps predict whether they will develop food allergies during childhood, a study published Thursday by Cell Reports Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Unorthodox Allergy Clinic Seeks to Disrupt Medicine An Unorthodox Allergy Clinic Seeks to Disrupt Medicine
The SoCal Food Allergy Institute claims stunning results, but absent published research, some experts are skeptical.Undark (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

5 Takeaways From the New Food Allergy Law
Sesame becomes a “major allergen,” joining milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Athas Tags: Allergies Labeling and Labels (Product) Peanuts Anaphylactic Shock Food Content Type: Service Law and Legislation Sesame Seeds Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Food allergies, changes to infant gut bacteria linked to method of childbirth, ethnicity
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) Researchers have found a causal link between caesarean section birth, low intestinal microbiota and peanut sensitivity in infants, and they report the effect is more pronounced in children of Asian descent than others, in a recently published paper in the journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Milk Is Overtaking Nuts as Top Food Allergy Threat Milk Is Overtaking Nuts as Top Food Allergy Threat
Cow's milk is in so many foods that it can be difficult to avoid yet it is the most common food allergy in young children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Dietary Advice Poor for Mothers Breastfeeding Infants With Food Allergies
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Physician recommendations to mothers providing breast milk to children with immunoglobulin (Ig)E-mediated food allergies are inconsistent, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shrimp tails were inside box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, man claims
Jensen Karp told Insider that he just wants General Mills to investigate the matter so people with food allergies don't mistakenly eat... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highlights in Atopic Dermatitis From AAAAI 2021 Highlights in Atopic Dermatitis From AAAAI 2021
Dr Elaine Siegfried discusses highlights in atopic dermatitis from AAAAI 2021: the efficacy of abrocitinib, the impact of COVID-19 on outcomes, and the challenges around food allergy.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None ReCAP Source Type: news

NIH study of early predictors, mechanisms of food allergy and eczema has begun
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A study to identify prenatal and early childhood markers of high risk for food allergy and atopic dermatitis, or eczema, as well as biological pathways that lead to these conditions, has begun. The observational study of children from birth to age 3 years will examine the origins of allergic disease by integrating interdisciplinary analyses of data from more than 260 biological and environmental samples and survey responses from each of 2,500 families. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children ’ s Food Allergies Impact Parents ’ Mental Well - Being
Intolerance of uncertainty may be a promising target for psychological interventions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Children's Food Allergies Impact Parents' Mental Well-Being
WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2021 -- Parents of children with food allergies face significant worry, severe anxiety, and posttraumatic stress, according to a study published online March 11 in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Kate Roberts, Clin.Psy.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Moms Get Mixed Messages When Baby Has an Allergy
WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2021 -- Breastfeeding mothers whose babies have food allergies often get conflicting advice from doctors on whether they should change their eating habits, according to a new study. " We found that guidance from health care... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Food allergies leave parents living in fear
(University of East Anglia) Parents of children with food allergies face significant worry, severe anxiety and post-traumatic stress - according to new research from the University of East Anglia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Broad Institute spinout to focus on food allergies
Founded in 2016 within the Broad Institute, the Food Allergy Science Initiative is spinning out to take on food allergies by researching gut-brain interactions in connection with immune response. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Moms need guidance on what to eat when their breastfeeding infant has a food allergy
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that more than 28% of surveyed women were given no guidance on whether they could eat the same food their breastfeeding child was allergic to. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Peanut allergy affects even more U.S. adults than children
(Northwestern University) Peanut allergy affects at least 4.5 million adults in the U.S., many of whom report developing their first allergy symptoms during adulthood. Although three out of four Americans with peanut allergy are over 17 years old, peanut allergy is often considered a predominantly pediatric concern. There are currently no FDA-approved therapies for patients with adult-onset food allergy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food allergies are more common among Black children
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Black children have significantly higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies than White children, in addition to having higher odds of wheat allergy, suggesting that race may play an important role in how children are affected by food allergies, researchers at Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center and two other hospitals have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Race Plays Role in Kids' Food Allergies
Black American children have higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies than white children, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Race Plays Role in Kids' Food Allergies: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2021 -- Black American children have higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies than white children, a new study finds. The research confirms the important role that race plays in children's food allergies, the study authors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Salesforce CEO, Bayer back biotech startup targeting 'good' gluten for celiac patients
With big plans to undercut celiac disease and disrupt food allergies, a biotech startup backed by high-profile investors and advisors raised $40 million to start clinical trials. Ukko Inc., with operations in Palo Alto and Tel Aviv, Israel, said its Series B round was led by drug maker Bayer AG's investment arm, Leaps by Bayer. It included cash from existing investors TIME Ventures — the investment fund of Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) founder and CEO Marc Benioff — as well as Khosla Ventures… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Salesforce CEO, Bayer back biotech startup targeting 'good' gluten for celiac patients
The company, the bulk of which is based in Israel, plans to boost its Bay Area presence as it moves forward with clinical trials of its products for celiac disease and food allergies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Ukko Secures $40 Million in Series B Funding Led by Leaps by Bayer to Overcome Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Top industry leaders and venture firms unite behind Ukko's efforts to eliminate the world's most prevalent food allergies and sensitivities, including peanuts and gluten PALO ALTO, Calif., TEL AVIV, Israel and LEVERKUSEN, Germany, Jan. 27, 2021 -- (Heal... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Ukko, Bayer, food allergy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ukko-secures-USD-million-Series-B-funding-Leaps-Bayer-overcome-allergies-sensitivities
Top industry leaders and venture firms unite behind Ukko’s efforts to eliminate the world's most prevalent food allergies and sensitivities, including peanuts and gluten (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - January 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Making wheat and peanuts less allergenic
(American Society of Agronomy) Research uses plant breeding and biotechnology to remove proteins associated with food allergies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 27, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Race plays a role in children's food allergies
(Rush University Medical Center) Black children have significantly higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies than white children, confirming that race plays an important role in how children are affected by food allergies, researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food allergies might be caused by an overactive ‘quality control system’ in our bodies, researchers say
Chemicals in dishwashing detergent, food preservatives and synthetic textiles could be overexciting the immune system, making it sensitive to nonthreatening foods. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

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

Does moisturising baby skin prevent eczema or food allergies?
Skin care treatments in babies, such as using moisturisers on the skin during the first year of life, probably do not stop them from developing eczema, and probably increase the chance of skin infection.The authors are uncertain how skin care treatments might affect the chances of developing a food allergy. We need evidence from well-conducted studies to determine effects of skin care on food allergies in babies.What are allergies?An immune response is how the body recognises and defends itself against substances that appear harmful. An allergy is a reaction of the body's immune system to a particular food or substance (an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts 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