11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

These 5 Tips From Dietitians Will Make It Easier to Eat Healthy
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Migala / Health Tags: Uncategorized Healthy Eating Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

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

Allergic to peanuts? Probiotics found to be effective at ending the threat – naturally
(Natural News) Due to the growing number of genetically modified foods and use of pesticides, more people – especially children – are developing allergies to different types of food. Among these types, peanut allergy is one of the most prevalent cases across the U.S. More than three million Americans are reportedly suffering from peanut allergy.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who snack on peanuts eat less during the day, study shows
(Natural News) People who regularly eat peanuts are in for a treat: A study in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism revealed that those who snack on peanuts – in particular, women – significantly cut back on their total snack consumption. In particular, researchers from the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, and The University of Newcastle arrived at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Peanut Butter Good For You?
Is peanut butter healthy? Nutrition experts have long debated the question, given peanut butter’s high fat content. But when its full nutritional profile is considered, to many, the answer is yes. “It really is a healthy food,” says registered dietitian Lisa Sasson, a clinical professor in the department of nutrition and food studies at New York University. “There are so many reasons to keep it in your pantry or bring it to work, if you like the taste.” One major reason is that peanut butter has “a great nutritional package” with protein, fiber and many minerals and vitamins, says...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Eating nuts ‘can improve glycaemic control for type 2 diabetes’
Eating tree nuts and peanuts improves blood lipid levels and blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to Canadian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Melanie Wholesale Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Melanie Mini Cookies with Caramel Flavor
Melanie Wholesale Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 17.6 oz (500g) package of “Melanie Mini Cookies with Caramel Flavor”, because they contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies 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 - May 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Melanie Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Cookies
Melanie Wholesale Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 17.6 oz (500g) package of “Melanie Liubitelskie Cookies”, because they contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies 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 - May 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

New blood test shows early potential as way to diagnose peanut allergies in kids
Researchers in the U.K. are pursuing a new way to diagnose peanut allergies. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

New Peanut Allergy Test May Be Safer, More Accurate On Kids
BOSTON (CBS) – Scientists in the United Kingdom have developed a new peanut allergy blood test that might be safer and less expensive than current tests available. Doctors commonly use blood tests that look for IgE antibodies in the blood and skin prick tests but these can give false-positive results. Then kids often have to undergo an oral food challenge where they’re given amounts of peanut and observed for an allergic reaction, which can be costly and can lead to significant allergic reactions. British researchers say this new test, called the Mast Cell Activation Test, is highly accurate and could reduce th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Peanut Allergy Source Type: news

Scientists Devise New, More Accurate Peanut Allergy Test Scientists Devise New, More Accurate Peanut Allergy Test
British scientists have developed a far more accurate blood test to diagnose peanut allergy, offering a better way to monitor a significant food hazard.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Scientists Develop Blood Test for Peanut Allergy
Title: Scientists Develop Blood Test for Peanut AllergyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - May 4, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Is a Vaccine That Suppresses Peanut Allergies Possible? Is a Vaccine That Suppresses Peanut Allergies Possible?
Tests of a nasal peanut'vaccine'in mice suggest it redirects the allergic response; if it works in humans, it could reduce allergic reactions in people with an existing allergy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

New test for peanut allergy more accurate, safe than current tests
A new blood test for peanut allergy diagnosis is 98 percent accurate, safe and comes at a low cost, according to researchers who developed it. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut allergy: Test with NO RISK of adverse reactions created
A HIGHLY accurate peanut allergy test which carries no risk of causing adverse reactions has been created, new research reveals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop new test to safely diagnose peanut allergies
MRC scientists have developed a new laboratory test to diagnose peanut allergy. The test has 98% specificity and, unlike current options, it doesn’t run the risk of false-positives or causing allergic reactions. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 3, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Scientists devise new, more accurate peanut allergy test
LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have developed a far more accurate blood test to diagnose peanut allergy, offering a better way to monitor a significant food hazard. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New peanut allergy blood test developed
Scientists say the new test avoids the risks of other tests and is more cost-efficient. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop a new test to safely and accurately diagnose peanut allergies
(Medical Research Council) Scientists have developed a new laboratory test to diagnose peanut allergy. The test has 98 percent specificity and, unlike current options, it doesn't run the risk of false-positives or causing allergic reactions such as anaphylactic shock. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Identifying peanut allergies cheaper and easier with new test
Scientists says blood test could avoid costly, stressful, food tests for confirming allergyA new blood test could make it much easier and cheaper to identify children with peanut allergies, say scientists.The test, which looks for biomarkers released by mast cells, or white blood cells forming part of the immune system, made a correct diagnosis 98% of the time in a study involving 174 children.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Allergies Society Science Health Children UK news Research Higher education Source Type: news

Ethnic Foods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in “Bhavnagri Mix”
Ethnic Foods Inc. of 76 South Bayles Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050, is recalling its 19 ounce package of Bhavnagri Mix snack mix because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies 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 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall Notice of Happy Harvest Canned Spinach Due to Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen from Product Mislabeling
McCall Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of cases of Happy Harvest Spinach in 13.5 oz cans as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of peanuts resulting from product mislabeling. This product may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a peanut allergy. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Balls That ’ll Help Fuel Your Workouts
These delicious protein balls take about five minutes to make and are the perfect portable breakfast or healthy snack on the run. I often make a batch over a weekend so I can just grab them out of the fridge during my busy week. They marry perfectly with your morning latte and tame that mid-afternoon craving for something sweet. If you’re a mad cyclist like I am, these protein balls are perfect to pack into the back of your cycling jersey as an energy snack or quick meal for those times when you need a pick me up. My protein balls are filled with simple ingredients: rolled oats, coconut, dates, Healthy Chef Protein ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Go Nuts for Heart Health
TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- The crunchy goodness of peanuts, walnuts, cashews and other nuts may be just what the cardiologist ordered, new research suggests. The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect. However, the analysis of health data on more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Peanut allergies may soon be treated with a vaccine
After 2 decades of research, scientists have now developed an anti-allergic vaccine, which they have just successfully tested in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Allergy 'vaccine' suppresses the allergic response to peanuts in mice
There may be hope on the horizon for food allergy sufferers. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Vaccine Works -- in Mice
Title: Peanut Allergy Vaccine Works -- in MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - April 12, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Hope for millions of peanut allergy patients?
Trials of the vaccine on mice have proven that it works - as University of Michigan researchers found the rodents given it were protected from an allergic reaction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Vaccine Works -- in Mice
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- An experimental peanut-allergy vaccine proved effective in mice, researchers say. The vaccine protected allergic mice from reactions such as itchy skin and breathing problems when they were exposed to peanuts two weeks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heath Tip; How to Introduce Your Child to Peanuts
-- Peanuts, as with any food that's at high risk of triggering a dangerous allergy -- should be introduced slowly and methodically to rule out a possible reaction. Mild symptoms of an allergy include coughing, sneezing, rash or hives. More serious... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heath Tip: How to Introduce Your Child to Peanuts
Title: Heath Tip: How to Introduce Your Child to PeanutsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Stewart ’s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Stewart ’s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart’s pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream because they may have been packaged incorrectly with a “Chocolate” lid. 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 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stewart ’ s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Stewart ’ s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart ’ s pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream because they may have been packaged incorrectly with a “ Chocolate ” lid.   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 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Checkup: Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions Rising in Children
The rate of emergency room visits for anaphylaxis more than doubled, to 3.5 visits per 10,000 children in 2016 from 1.4 in 2010. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Allergies Anaphylactic Shock Peanuts Health Insurance and Managed Care Emergency Medical Treatment Source Type: news

Aspire Food Group Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Exo Bars
Aspire Food Group of Austin, TX, is recalling its 60 gram bars of EXO Blueberry Vanilla, Peanut Butter& Jelly, and Apple Cinnamon bars because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Recall of Certain Lots of Izzy ’s Maple Nut Ice Cream Due to Undeclared Peanuts
Izzy ’s Ice Cream, LLC is voluntarily recalling limited numbers of its Maple Nut Ice Cream pints following a supplier’s recall of walnuts due to the possible presence of undeclared peanut residue. 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 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Orders Mandatory Recall of Kratom-Based Herbal Supplements Over Salmonella Outbreak
(WASHINGTON) — A Las Vegas company was ordered to pull its herbal supplements off the market because some of its products tested positive for salmonella, part of a nationwide outbreak linked to the ingredient kratom. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it took the rare step of ordering the recall because Triangle Pharmanaturals refused to cooperate with U.S. regulators. Companies typically comply with government requests and voluntarily recall tainted products. Calls and an email to the company were not immediately returned Tuesday morning. “This action is based on the imminent health risk posed ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH FDA healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Bystander Epinephrine in Community Anaphylaxis
Discussion This case represents the value of Good Samaritan willingness to share designated epinephrine auto-injectors. Early access to epinephrine saves lives, and there’s no absolute contraindication to epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylaxis.1 Moreover, rates of anaphylaxis have increased and most cases occur in communities rather than healthcare settings. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marcus Shaker, MD, MS Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

You Asked: What ’s the Healthiest Way to Make Popcorn?
If you’ve ever wondered exactly what happens when a popcorn kernel pops, well, scientific research has the answer. An un-popped corn kernel is a drop of water surrounding by soft starch and encased in a hull. Heat up that kernel, and the water molecules locked inside will expand until the pressure and heat cause the starch to inflate and explode, bursting the hull and turning the kernel inside-out. What you have left after this popping occurs is a filling, low-calorie, whole-grain food packed with fiber. “Popcorn is an extremely nutritious snack compared to most,” says Joe Vinson, a professor of chemistry...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Wegmans 9 Oz Yogurt Raisins
First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling 9 OZ packages of Wegmans Yogurt Raisins, because the product may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity 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 - March 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

eBars Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens
eBars LLC of Franklin, Tenn. is issuing a voluntary recall on its line of products that may contain undeclared peanut and/or almond allergens. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 27, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Could a pill help with peanut allergies?
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Moms Still Wary of Exposing Infants to Peanuts
Title: New Moms Still Wary of Exposing Infants to PeanutsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

New Moms Still Wary of Exposing Infants to Peanuts
For years, doctors instructed parents to delay exposing children to peanuts and other common food allergens, particularly those at high risk for peanut allergy. But this longstanding recommendation was reversed in 2017. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Could a pill help with peanut allergies?
The most common food allergy affects 1 out of every 70 children and 1 of 160 adults. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Moms Still Wary of Exposing Infants to Peanuts
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- Though doctors recommend an early introduction to peanuts, many new moms prefer to delay giving them to their babies, researchers report. Allergy experts now say that infants should be exposed to the allergen by the time... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Video: Thai peanut beef
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy vitamins are for baby too: Probiotic and fish oil supplement use during gestation reduce risk of childhood food allergies, eczema
(Natural News) Many a parent of an allergic child lives in fear of their little one being stung by a bee or accidentally being exposed to peanuts, eggs or shellfish. For allergic kids, such exposure can mean a reaction ranging in severity from coughing, sneezing, an itchy throat or a runny nose, to trouble breathing,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news