Equivocal Results for Peanut Allergy Skin Patch Equivocal Results for Peanut Allergy Skin Patch
Epicutaneous immunotherapy for peanut allergy resulted in significantly more responses than placebo, but failed to meet a primary trial endpoint; the clinical meaning of the findings is unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Can Eating Dessert Be Good for Your Diet?
The case against dessert seems open and shut. The sugar that makes treats so sweet has been linked to weight gain and chronic diseases ranging from type 2 diabetes to cancer; many desserts also have an abundance of saturated fats, which potentially harm the heart, and plenty of empty calories. But some studies are suggesting that having dessert every once in a while — the real, indulgent kind, not the cut-up fresh-fruit kind — may actually be a useful tool for eating more healthfully, when it’s used strategically. It turns out that picking dessert first — instead of after a meal, like most of us do ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Patch Shows Middling Results in Trial
FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 -- Delivering " exposure therapy " via a patch to help curb peanut allergy in kids is somewhat effective, but not as good as delivering the tiny amounts of peanut by mouth, new research shows. The international trial involved 356... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Equivocal Results for Peanut Allergy Skin Patch
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are Raisins Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Nutrition experts tend to favor a “less is more” approach when it comes to deciding what to eat: choosing whole, minimally processed foods over those with long, unpronounceable ingredient lists. Raisins, otherwise known as dried grapes, fit the bill. “They’re a whole food that’s minimally processed with no added ingredients or preservatives,” says Jenny Friedman, a Philadelphia-based dietitian. But raisins are also relatively high in sugar and calories. So are raisins healthy? Here’s what you need to know about the nutritional profile of raisins. What are the health benefits of r...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

How to Choose the Right Cooking Oils
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Oils are one of the most widely used ingredients in cooking and are healthy alternatives to butter and margarine. All cooking oils, including olive, canola and peanut oil, contain 14 grams of total fat per tablespoon, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inexpensive supplement for women increases infant birth size
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) For women in resource-poor settings, taking a certain daily nutritional supplement before conception or in early pregnancy may provide enough of a boost to improve growth of the fetus, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The inexpensive supplement consists of dried skimmed milk, soybean and peanut extract blended into a peanut butter-like consistency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Searching for an end to peanut allergies
While you may have grown up without ever hearing of a food allergy, today an estimated 26 million people (including at least six million children) have one. But researchers now think they have the answer to possibly eliminating peanut allergies. How? By feeding kids peanuts early and often. Tony Dokoupil reports on a rare reversal of medical advice. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An end to food allergies?
26 million people, including 6 million kids, are allergic to one food or another, with peanuts producing one of the most severe reactions; might a reversal of medical advice slow or even eliminate the problem? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Super Bowl players eat
Some NFL players turn to classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a pregame snack. Others might build their own smoothies, while those with game-day jitters might have no appetite at all and focus mostly on staying hydrated. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The diet of a Super Bowl player might surprise you
Some NFL players turn to classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a pregame snack. Others might build their own smoothies, while those with game-day jitters might have no appetite at all and focus mostly on staying hydrated. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Breakfast Really Good For You? Here ’s What the Science Says
You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But you’ve also probably heard that it’s fine to skip. A new research review published in The BMJ only adds to the debate: It analyzed 13 breakfast studies and found that eating a morning meal was not a reliable way to lose weight, and that skipping breakfast likely does not lead to weight gain. So should you say goodbye to your eggs and toast? Here’s what the science says about breakfast. Does eating breakfast help you lose weight? The weight-loss question has been central to the breakfast debate for years, in part because several h...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Traditional folk medicine from Pakistan studied to have great anti-inflammatory potential
(Natural News) Many people are quick to dismiss the benefits of folk medicine – with some even going as far as saying it is inferior to modern conventional medicine. However, many treatments in folk medicine have been proven by studies to be effective, despite the opinions of the peanut gallery. A study in BMC Complementary and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips faces $69m hit from Trump trade war
The CEO of Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) told analysts today that the Dutch healthcare giant is looking at a $69 million hit from Donald Trump’s trade war with China, as it transfers hundreds of millions worth of production between the countries. “This is not peanuts,” Frans van Houten said today during a conference call to discuss Philips’ fourth-quarter and 2018 results, according to Reuters. “These are serious changes to our supply chains.” The company said it still expects the trade war to deliver a €60 million ($68.5 million) hit to core profits this year. Fourth-quarter p...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Royal Philips Source Type: news

Fast overtaking jam as Britain’s favourite spread, we rate the most popular peanut butters
Peanuts are packed with protein, which takes more time to digest, blocking hunger signals from the gut, but some are packed with sugar and fat. Here's our round-up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fast overtaking jam as Britain ’s favourite spread, we rate the most popular peanut butters
Peanuts are packed with protein, which takes more time to digest, blocking hunger signals from the gut, but some are packed with sugar and fat. Here's our round-up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Allergens Are in Your Food? You Can ’ t Always Tell From the Labels
Despite federal legislation passed 15 years ago, food labels don ’ t always alert consumers to allergens that may be present in packaged goods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC ATHAS Tags: Labeling and Labels (Product) Allergies Food Nuts Anaphylactic Shock Law and Legislation Consumer Protection Children and Childhood Peanuts Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Food and Drug Administration Mount Sinai Medical Center you Source Type: news

Canadian Paediatric Society updates food guideline for babies at risk of allergies
Parents of babies at high risk of developing allergies are now officially advised to offer foods such as peanut butter, milk and eggs at about six months of age, the Canadian Paediatric Society says, adding that babies who are ready for food sooner can start as young as four months. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Geographic Tongue Syndrome Unveiled
[Namibian] ISABELLA Kangootui started noticing early on that her daughter could not eat certain types of food such as peanuts, bananas, pineapples and some sweets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In a Children ’ s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy
The conflict over accommodating a child ’ s allergy turned into a legal battle that highlights the isolation that people with food allergies often face. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Peanuts Allergies Theater Disabilities Children and Childhood Families and Family Life Discrimination Americans With Disabilities Act Source Type: news

RXBAR Recalls Certain Varieties of Bars Due to a Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen
RXBAR is voluntarily recalling certain varieties of bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have peanut allergies 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 - January 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall Notice of El Guapo Chile Habanero and Chile Pasilla-Ancho Pouches Due to Unlabeled Peanut Allergen
Mojave Foods Corporation is initiating a voluntary recall of El Guapo Chile Habanero and Chile Pasilla-Ancho pouches due to an unlabeled peanut allergen. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Millions of People Wrongly Believe They Have Food Allergies
These days, it can seem like just about everybody has a food allergy. But according to a new study, about 11% of American adults actually do. Yet 19% of adults believe they have a food allergy, even though some don’t have the diagnosis or symptoms to back it up, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open. This discrepancy suggests that quite a few adults are conflating allergies with less-severe food intolerances, which typically come with minimal digestion-related symptoms, the researchers write. If someone is truly allergic to a food, eating it can trigger a potentially life-threatening immune response. (...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

New peanut allergy treatments show promise. But for me, it still seems risky
Childhood peanut allergies are increasing in the U.S. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New peanut allergy treatments show promise. But for me, it's still seems risky
Childhood peanut allergies are increasing in the U.S. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Care Digest: How federal shutdown hits one company, a JPM19 roundup — and more
A special edition of the Health Care Digest during the ongoing 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference going on in San Francisco. Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. CEO Jayson Dallas started his presentation Monday at the 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference describing the company as "a 2019 story." That may be more true than even Dallas knows. The Brisbane company (NASDAQ: AIMT) is on the cusp of a breakthrough in th e treatment of peanut allergy. It looks to win Food and Drug Administration… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Allergic Reaction to Airborne Fish Proteins May Have Led to Boy ’ s Death in Brooklyn
The boy, Cameron Jean-Pierre, 11, had asthma and was allergic to fish and peanuts. Experts said a combination of the two conditions could have caused a fatal reaction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Allergies Fish and Other Marine Life Asthma Cameron Jean-Pierre Proteins Canarsie (Brooklyn, NY) Source Type: news

11-Year-Old Boy ’ s Death in Brooklyn May Have Been Caused by Airborne Fish Proteins
The sixth grader, Cameron Jean-Pierre, had asthma and was allergic to fish and peanuts. Experts said a combination of the two conditions could have caused a fatal reaction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Allergies Fish and Other Marine Life Asthma Cameron Jean-Pierre Proteins Canarsie (Brooklyn, NY) Source Type: news

Nearly Half Of Food Allergies Are Developed In Adulthood
BOSTON (CBS) — Christine Collins carries her EpiPen wherever she goes. After eating seafood her entire life, the 42-year-old developed a life-threatening food allergy to shellfish in her 20s. “It felt like my throat was closing up like, started with wheezing and just got tighter and tighter,” she said. “By the time we were in front of the ER, I couldn’t breathe so that’s how fast it happened.” An EpiPen and a medical alert bracelet (WBZ-TV) New research shows an estimated 26 million adults have a food allergy in the U.S. — that is one in 10 adults. Nearly half developed ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall EpiPen Food Allergies Local TV Source Type: news

NASA's New Horizons mission reveals Ultima Thule in 3-D
Get out those blue-and-red glasses, space lovers. NASA ’s New Horizons mission just revealed a new image of Ultima Thule in 3-D.The stereo image shows the three-dimensional shape of Ultima Thule, a peanut shaped world about 20 miles long, and the most distant object ever visited by humankind.The... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

Woman, 68, who received a lung transplant develops her donor's peanut allergy  
A 68-year-old woman in San Diego, California, had a severe allergic reaction to a peanut butter and jam sandwich after she developed the nut allergy of the man whose lung was transplanted into her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aimmune Therapeutics Submits BLA to FDA for AR101 for the Treatment of Peanut Allergy in Children and Adolescents Ages 4 –17
BRISBANE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 21, 2018-- Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIMT), a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, today announced that it has submitted a Biologics... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - December 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Nut & Seed Butters Due to Potential Health Risk
Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond, Peanut, and Tahini Butters due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short- term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

DBV Technologies Provides Update on Viaskin Peanut for Children Four to 11 Years of Age - BLA Withdrawn
December 19, 2018 -- DBV Technologies (Euronext: DBV - ISIN: FR0010417345 - Nasdaq Stock Market: DBVT) today announced that after discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), its Biologics License Application (BLA) for Viaskin... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - December 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Is Preventing Fatal Peanut Anaphylaxis Finally Possible? Is Preventing Fatal Peanut Anaphylaxis Finally Possible?
Promising new research offers hope to the many kids, teens, and adults who are peanut-allergic.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Peanut allergen-specific antibodies go public
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gould, H. J., Ramadani, F. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

High-affinity allergen-specific human antibodies cloned from single IgE B cell transcriptomes
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies protect against helminth infections but can also cause life-threatening allergic reactions. Despite their role in human health, the cells that produce these antibodies are rarely observed and remain enigmatic. We isolated single IgE B cells from individuals with food allergies and used single-cell RNA sequencing to elucidate the gene expression and splicing patterns unique to these cells. We identified a surprising example of convergent evolution in which IgE antibodies underwent identical gene rearrangements in unrelated individuals. Through the acquisition of variable region mutations, t...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Croote, D., Darmanis, S., Nadeau, K. C., Quake, S. R. Tags: Immunology reports Source Type: news

Accra Super Market Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In'Suya Barbecue Seasoning '
Accra Super Market of Worcester MA, is recalling 0.53 lbs packages of " Suya Barbecue Seasoning " because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies 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 - December 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Danone North America Issues Allergy Alert and Recall for Light & Fit Greek Crunch S ’mores Flavor
Danone North America is voluntarily recalling 3,521 cases of Light& Fit ® Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt& Toppings S ’Mores Flavor sold in the United States with an expiration date of December 30, 2018 and UPC of 36632 03825. It was discovered that some of the toppers sold on the product contain peanuts and are improperly labeled. 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 - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy
Title: Peanut AllergyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/20/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - December 4, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Year in Review: Pulmonology
(MedPage Today) -- As-needed asthma therapy, peanut oral immunotherapy, teen e-cig use made headlines in 2018 (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 30, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Teva ’s Generic EpiPen Will Cost Just As Much As Mylan’s Authorized Generic
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced Tuesday that its much-anticipated generic EpiPen is now available “in limited quantity” in the U.S. — at the same $300 list price as manufacturer Mylan’s authorized generic version. Teva was in August granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the first generic version of the EpiPen and lower-dose EpiPen Jr. The approval was heralded as a win for patient choice, as the generic would offer allergy sufferers an alternative to Mylan’s version of the anaphylaxis-reversing auto-injector, which had over time risen in price to cost $608 for a two-...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Tx; Probiotics and Gastroenteritis: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include teens'personality characteristics and mortality risk, and chronic disease outcomes with different provider types (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How wildfire smoke and poor air quality can affect your health
As firefighters in California get closer to fully containing the fires, people in the region have had to deal with massive amounts of smoke in the air. Thick smog forced many residents to wear masks when going outside. Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the health implications of breathing the polluted air and a new study about a drug that could allow those with severe peanut allergies to consume the nut safely. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is peanut butter good for you?
Peanut butter is high in protein and essential minerals, though it also contains saturated fats and is high in calories. In moderation, peanut butter can provide many health benefits and help people lose weight. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

1.2 Million Children and Teens Have Peanut Allergies
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies estimate current PA prevalence to be 2.2% (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

New experimental drug offers hope for those with peanut allergies
An immunotherapy drug may allow allergy sufferers lead more normal lives. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mars Is Set to Get Its First U.S. Visitor in Years — a Spacecraft Equipped with ‘Its Own Brain’
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Mars is about to get its first U.S. visitor in years: a three-legged, one-armed geologist to dig deep and listen for quakes. NASA’s InSight makes its grand entrance through the rose-tinted Martian skies on Monday, after a six-month, 300 million-mile (480 million-kilometer) journey. It will be the first American spacecraft to land since the Curiosity rover in 2012 and the first dedicated to exploring underground. NASA is going with a tried-and-true method to get this mechanical miner to the surface of the red planet. Engine firings will slow its final descent and the spacecraft will plop...
Source: TIME: Science - November 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Face on Mars onetime space Source Type: news

Peanut allergy treatment raises concerns over cost
Patients would probably have to keep taking the medication to maintain tolerance levels (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First-ever treatment for peanut allergies shows positive study results
An experimental treatment is giving new hope to peanut allergy sufferers. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news