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Preventing Peanut Allergy: First Food Item with FDA-Backed Health Claim Hits Market (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH A food product with a label claiming it may help prevent peanut allergies has hit the market, the New York Times reports. Hello, Peanut … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Stranger Things Kids Made the Emmys Red Carpet So Much Cuter
Ever since Stranger Things burst onto the scene, the cutest kids to ever use walkie talkies became Internet favorites. So it’s only fitting that when the crew of child actors showed up to the 2017 Emmys red carpet, fans reacted with maximum excitement. On Sunday night, Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and Noah Schnapp (Will) brought some major star power. The boys gave interviews together, looking collectively dapper in labels like Prada and Ted Baker. “Finn was the best in the movie,” McLaughlin said of Wolfhard’s role in the buz...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Hoffman Tags: Uncategorized awards awards season celebrities emmy awards emmys 2017 Stranger Things Television Source Type: news

Opening day of Dentsply Sirona World exceeded expectations
After much anticipation, the first day of the second annual Ultimate Dental Meeting concluded with high praiseLas Vegas, N.V. (Sept. 15, 2017) –After months of anticipation, Dentsply Sirona World 2017 has officially begun! This three-day event is the industry ’s only educational festival, and those in attendance have now experienced the Dentsply Sirona difference.The day started with the magnificent Opening General Session. With a ballroom submerged in darkness, LED light dancers wowed the audience with incredible illusions and captivating choreography. Immediately following, Group Senior Vice President of the ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New Product Is First to Claim It May Reduce Peanut Allergies
The label of a new powdered peanut product is the first to be allowed to claim it may reduce peanut allergies in susceptible infants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Peanuts Allergies Baby Foods Babies and Infants Labeling and Labels (Product) Peanut Butter Anaphylactic Shock Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

New research to treat acute malnutrition
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and humanitarian organizations have conducted a large study in Burkina Faso in West Africa treating more than 1,600 children with acute malnutrition. The study showed that corn-soy porridge should be replaced with a lipid-based nutrient supplement, a fortified peanut butter. The results of the study can be used directly both in the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA OKs new peanut allergy food labels
The US Food and Drug Administration announced new labels for peanut-containing foods suitable for infants this week, noting that they may reduce the risk of developing an allergy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Qualifies Health Claim About Early Peanut Introduction (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The FDA is qualifying a health claim surrounding early introduction of peanut-containing foods to high-risk infants.In January, new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA recognizes NIH health claim for prevention of peanut allergy in infants
The FDA said today that it will recognize the NIH qualified health claim that exposing high-risk infants to peanut protein early in life can prevent the allergy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on a new qualified health claim advising that early introduction of peanuts to certain high-risk infants may reduce risk of peanut allergy
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Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Peanut butter: healthy or not?
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Source: CNN.com - Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is peanut butter healthy?
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Source: CNN.com - Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’t encourage vaginal seeding, healthcare professionals advised
Increasingly popular practice may be doing more harm than good, say doctors Related items fromOnMedica Babies should eat peanuts early on Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Special infant milk formulas not protective against allergies Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk Experts question safety of ‘vaginal seeding’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy: Is Oral Immunotherapy With Probiotic a Cure? Peanut Allergy: Is Oral Immunotherapy With Probiotic a Cure?
Four years after treatment stopped, some patients treated with adjuvant probiotics plus oral peanut immunotherapy in a small randomized trial continued to be unresponsive to peanut proteins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

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

A Potential Long-Term Cure For Deadly Peanut Allergies Could Be Around The Corner
Children with peanut allergies are aided by the inclusion of probiotics in their normal treatment regimen, new research suggests. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Potential Long-Term Cure For Deadly Peanut Allergies Could Be Around The Corner
Children with peanut allergies are aided by the inclusion of probiotics in their normal treatment regimen, new research suggests. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Potential Long-Term Cure For Deadly Peanut Allergies Could Be Around The Corner
Children with peanut allergies are aided by the inclusion of probiotics in their normal treatment regimen, new research suggests. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Peanut Allergy Pill Works Four Years Later
Title: Peanut Allergy Pill Works Four Years LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - August 21, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Pill Works Four Years Later
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Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Peanut allergy could be cured with probiotics
The vast majority of children in a large clinical trial continued to tolerate peanuts for 4 years after it had ended, new research shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Magneto-chemical sensor detects allergens in food
"iEAT" technology could help people suffering from peanut and other allergies. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - August 18, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

WATCH: Scientists tout positive findings in peanut allergy pill study
The pill is a mix of probiotics and tiny amounts of peanut to build tolerance. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Scientists tout positive findings in peanut allergy pill study
Scientists in Australia report success with trials of a pill filled with a mix of probiotics and tiny amounts of peanut to build tolerance to peanut allergies. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'
Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut allergy cure found in Australian breakthrough
Children with peanut allergies could overcome the life-threatening reaction for up to four years, Australian researchers say following a breakthrough in a new treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benefits of Immunotherapy-Probiotic Combo for Peanut Allergy Sustained at 4 Years (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Use of peanut immunotherapy combined with a probiotic is associated with long-lasting peanut tolerance in allergic children, according to a follow-up study in the Lancet Child … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial
Australian researchers hail breakthrough after ‘life-changing’ tolerance persists for up to four yearsAustralian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergy in children.A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children ’s Research Institute has led to two-thirds of children treated with an experimental immunotherapy treatment being cured of their allergy. Importantly, this desensitisation to peanuts persisted for up to four years after treatment.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Health Allergies Medical research Australia news Science Source Type: news

Do Pets Really Boost Kids' Health?
MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 -- Kids and pets go together like peanut butter and jelly, right? Maybe not, a new study contends. The research finding, called the largest of its kind, challenges the common belief that having a dog or cat in the home can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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

DBV Technologies enrols first patient in Phase III peanut allergy trial
French biopharmaceutical firm DBV Technologies has started patient enrolment in a Phase III EPITOPE clinical trial of Viaskin Peanut to treat peanut allergy in young children. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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

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

Clif Bars recalled over possible nuts
Three Clif Bar products are being recalled due to the possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts in the products, the US Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aimmune begins patient enrolment in European Phase lll trial of AR101 for peanut allergy
US-based Aimmune Therapeutics has begun enrolling patients for the European Phase lll ARTEMIS (ARC010) clinical trial of its investigational biologic oral immunotherapy, AR101, to treat peanut allergy. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall of CLIF BUILDER'S Bar Chocolate Mint Flavor, CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip Flavors
Clif Bar& Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF ® BUILDER'S ® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Chip flavors due to possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts and coconuts. Clif Bar& Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to peanuts and these listed tree nuts. People with an allergy to peanuts and these specific tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic react...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Global Health: There ’ s Plague on the Prairie, but These Dogs May Be Protected
An unusual peanut-butter-flavored vaccine helps to shield prairie dogs from outbreaks of plague. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Plague Prairie Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Fleas EcoHealth Source Type: news

How Much Peanut Butter Should He Take?
Discussion Peanut allergy is an increasing problem with ~2% prevalence in the United States. It is also the leading cause of food-related death. The LEAP trial (Learning Early about Peanut Allergy trial) was a randomized trial of early introduction of peanut foods to try to prevent peanut allergy. It found a significant decrease in peanut allergy at 60 months of age with early introduction of peanut foods to infants. This finding occurred in participants with baseline negative skin testing (13.7% in peanut avoidance group versus 1.9% in peanut consumption group) or those with measureable peanut skin testing at study entry ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mikawaya Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Limited Quantity Of Mikawaya Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream
Mikawaya is issuing a voluntary recall of a limited number of Mikawaya Brand Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream, which may inadvertently contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. Only product labeled with UPC code of 070934990609 and lot number LOT 090-17 is included in this recall. The UPC code can be found on the back of the box and the lot number is printed on the top enclosure. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Limited Quantity of Ben & Jerry ’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices
Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited number of boxes of Ben& Jerry ’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices, which may inadvertently contain Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices. Although the slices were individually wrapped and identified as Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices, the ingredient peanut butter (containing the known allergen peanut), is undeclared o n the outer product packaging. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Limited Quantity of Ben & Jerry ’ s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices
Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited number of boxes of Ben& Jerry ’ s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices, which may inadvertently contain Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices. Although the slices were individually wrapped and identified as Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices, the ingredient peanut butter (containing the known allergen peanut), is undeclared on the outer product packaging. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are peanuts good for diabetes? Effect on disease risk
Learn whether peanuts are a good snack option for those who closely monitor their diet due to diabetes. Understand the effect peanuts have on blood sugar. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Beyond Meat Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Beyond Meat Feisty Crumbles
Beyond Meat of El Segundo, CA is voluntarily recalling certain bags of Feisty Crumbles from three production lots because they may contain low levels of undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 17, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Feng Mao Biotechnology Organic Food CO.,LTD. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Almond Drinking Powder.
Feng Mao Biotechnology Organic Food CO. of R.O.C is recalling Almond Drinking Powder in 600 g cans, because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

New clinic offers hope for those with life-threatening peanut allergy
In the U.S., approximately 3 million people report allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, according to Food Allergy Research& Education, a non-profit organization focused on food allergy research, education and advocacy. ?Allergies to peanuts and tree nuts are among the most common food allergens. ?The prevalence of peanut allergies has actually tripled from 1997 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Allergen Alert: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergen Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Wegmans Original Killer Brownies with Pecans, Sold Individually or Pre-packaged by the pound in Bakery in New York State Stores Only
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of Wegmans Original Killer Brownies with Pecans, because the product may contain peanuts, not declared on the label. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 3, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lifestyle Evolution Voluntarily Recalls One Shift of NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter
The recall is only for Lot B16119A. No other products are affected. Lifestyle Evolution is voluntarily recalling one shift of NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter nutrition bars. In isolated cases, a product with milk allergen was incorrectly packaged into Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter wrappers and cartons. The NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter wrapper does not list milk as an allergen. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 30, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nutiva Expanded Voluntary Recall for Undeclared Peanuts In All Lots of Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake
Nutiva, an Organic Superfoods company, has decided to expand its initial voluntary product recall of the Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake – Vanilla to include all lots of both Vanilla and Chocolate flavored products after identifying that this product may contain trace amounts peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this produc t. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news