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

Peanut-, Tree Nut-Induced Anaphylaxis Up on Halloween, Easter
MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- Among Canadian children, the risk for anaphylaxis induced by unknown nuts and peanuts is increased during Halloween and Easter, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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

Palforzia ([Peanut (arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp] Powder for Oral Administration) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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

Frank brand milk chocolate covered raisins recall warning issued
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling the snack sold at Canadian Tire stores because there may be undeclared traces of peanut in it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Nestle Pays $2 Bln to Secure Aimmune's Allergy Treatment Nestle Pays $2 Bln to Secure Aimmune's Allergy Treatment
Nestle plans to pay $2 billion to gain full ownership of peanut allergy treatment maker Aimmune Therapeutics, as the Swiss company expands its fast-growing health science business.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

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

Angola: Moxico - Governor Announces Plans to Create Bank to Store Seeds
[ANGOP] Luena -- Government of the eastern Moxico province has announced plans to create bank to store seeds of corn, rice, peanuts and millet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists make 'healthy' milk chocolate by adding antioxidant-rich peanut skins and coffee grounds 
US Department of Agriculture scientists in search of uses for edible food 'waste' added peanut skins, rich in antioxidant phenolic compounds to milk chocolate with tasty, nutritious results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Developing a quicker, safer method of cleaning peanut butter factories
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) From home bakers to commercial food producers, everyone knows that cleaning peanut butter off utensils and out of bowls is a tricky, sticky proposition. That's because of the high-fat content of peanuts and the chemical reality that water and oil don't mix. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BONNIE ESTRIDGE on life with Alzheimer's: A new test for my illness… sniffing peanut butter!
BONNIE ESTRIDGE: Have you heard of the peanut butter test for Alzheimer's? If you can't smell it, it could be an early-warning sign of the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few Pediatricians Putting Peanut Allergy Guidelines Into Practice
THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 -- Most pediatricians are aware of the 2017 Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States, but less than one-third are fully implementing them, according to a study published online July 15 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Telemedicine-Supported Peanut Introduction Feasible for At-Risk Infants Telemedicine-Supported Peanut Introduction Feasible for At-Risk Infants
It may be possible to use telemedicine to help introduce peanuts to babies at high risk for severe allergic reactions, a report of three cases suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Aimmune Says Patients Begin Treatment With Peanut Allergy Drug as COVID-19 Lockdowns Ease Aimmune Says Patients Begin Treatment With Peanut Allergy Drug as COVID-19 Lockdowns Ease
Aimmune Therapuetics said its peanut allergy drug, whose launch had been paused because of coronavirus lockdowns, is again being administered to patients as allergy specialists reopen, the drugmaker's executives told Reuters on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

From Parkinson's to Peanut Allergy, Pandemic Puts Brakes on New Drugs From Parkinson's to Peanut Allergy, Pandemic Puts Brakes on New Drugs
Treatments for peanut allergy and Parkinson's disease are among U.S. drug launches that have been postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic as drugmakers struggle with disruptions to business, a Reuters review of filings and interviews with executives show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 2, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Peanut butter overtakes jam as our breakfast spread of choice
Peanut butter has overtaken jam as our breakfast spread of choice, with sales up 35.5 per cent over the past 12 weeks. So how healthy are they? Helen Bond, a dietitian assesses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agriculture: Rooted in Racism
Credit: Heifer InternationalBy Pierre Ferrari and Cory GilmanJun 22 2020 (IPS) There has been far less social progress in the United States in the last 155 years than many people would like to believe. In 2020, racism still seeps its way into every aspect of life; from unconscious bias and micro-aggressions in everyday interactions to domestic and international policy and enforcement. As an organization with 76 years of history supporting smallholder producers, we have a responsibility to use our experience to name and break the barriers that have plagued Black, Indigenous and People of Color farmers. Fighting injustice i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pierre Ferrari and Cory Gilman Tags: Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Anorexia in Limbo
When I was sixteen years old, I met every requirement in the DSM-IV criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. My Body Mass Index (BMI) hovered just below 17.5, I was obsessed with counting calories and becoming skinnier, I was terrified of gaining even a single pound of weight, and I lost my period for longer than three consecutive cycles. My iron and ferritin levels fell below normal and I was tired all of the time. Before long, I was avoiding eating with my friends and family, and I had given up my favorite sports because I was too weak to run the warm-ups. I was never diagnosed with an eating disorder, however; I refused help beca...
Source: Psych Central - June 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anna Beloborodova Tags: Anorexia Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Body Image Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Have I become allergic to nuts at age 64?
DR MARTIN SKURR: Risk factors for developing a peanut allergy later in life include a history of eczema, or a family or personal history of any allergies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angela Rayner chats to UNISON carers
Before becoming an MP, Angela Rayner was a care worker and UNISON rep. One of the reasons she stood to become an MP was to help make sure that care workers were treated better. Speaking to 12 care workers on an online call this week, she introduced herself as Angie, saying “I’m one of you guys. “There’s no better way of understanding what’s been happening than by listening to care workers themselves.” With the promise of anonymity, the carers on the call spoke frankly about their unsafe working conditions, low pay and the personal protective equipment (PPE) challenges thrown up by COVID-...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News angela rayner care workers coronavirus Covid-19 Source Type: news

SDG Setback ‘ Tremendous ’ as COVID-19 Accelerates Slide
Open drainage ditch, Ankorondrano-Andranomahery, Madagascar. Credit: Lova Rabary-Rakontondravony/IPSBy Gareth Willmer and Fiona BroomMay 26 2020 (IPS) Crucial global goals to reduce hunger and poverty and curb climate change have gone backwards or stalled, the United Nations Secretary-General warns in a new report, as the COVID-19 outbreak moves from being a health crisis to becoming the “worst human and economic crisis of our lifetimes”. The number of people suffering hunger has increased, climate change is occurring faster than predicted, and inequality is increasing within and among countries, António...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gareth Willmer and Fiona Broom Tags: Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Coronavirus Source Type: news

Modeling peanut allergy in mice
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Balasubramani, A. Tags: twis Source Type: news

‘It’s a Bucket Brigade on a Five-Alarm Fire.’ Food Banks Struggle to Keep Up With Skyrocketing Demand
In a matter of five months, 47-year-old Aquanna Quarles saw her personal finances implode. In December, she totaled her car. In February, the car she replaced the totaled one with was stolen. And in early March, her kitchen flooded, destroying the food in her cabinets and the small appliances on top of them. Quarles remembers thinking, “Oh my God, like what else could go wrong?” Then the novel coronavirus began spreading across the United States. In mid-March, the state of Ohio, where Quarles lives, began issuing stay-at-home orders, shuttering shops and businesses, and by the end of the month, the rest of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis / Dayton, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Families With Food Allergies Struggle With Bare Shelves
As the coronavirus spreads and locked-down communities stock up, products needed by allergy sufferers are increasingly hard to come by. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Athas Tags: Peanuts Shopping and Retail Anaphylactic Shock Food Allergies Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labeling and Labels (Product) Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Epidemics Quarantines Stockpiling Food and Drug Administration United States Source Type: news

Merkley on Oregon's $1.3B share of the coronavirus relief package
Sen. Jeff Merkley said Oregon should receive about $1.3 billion from the funding set aside in the third coronavirus relief package to help state, local and tribal governments provide services during the pandemic. The Oregon Democrat spoke with reporters on Wednesday afternoon from his office in Washington D.C., where he was holed up alone with a toaster and peanut butter and jelly sandwich provisions while his staff works from home to practice social distancing. The bill, at that point, was stalled… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Peanut allergy patients ready for Peninsula company's new drug as COVID-19 slows launch
From social distancing for patients to company representatives meeting with allergists and payers, the rollout of the drug is anything but normal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Peanut allergy patients ready for Peninsula company's new drug as COVID-19 slows launch
From social distancing for patients to company representatives meeting with allergists and payers, the rollout of the drug is anything but normal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Intentional poisoning with peanut as a cause of recurrent anaphylaxis - Robertson K, Kim H.
Anaphylaxis is a serious potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Most episodes of anaphylaxis are triggered through an immunologic mechanism involving immunoglobulin E (IgE) which leads to mast cell and basophil activation and the subsequent re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Origins of peanut allergy-causing antibodies
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wesemann, D. R., Nagler, C. R. Tags: Immunology perspective Source Type: news

'Not just a space potato': Nasa unveils 'astonishing' details of most distant object ever visited
It ’s red, it’s cold, it’s 4bn years old: Nasa data from Arrokoth reveals ‘profound truths’ about the solar systemNasa has unveiled details of the most distant object visited by a spacecraft, in observations that could resolve a decades-long puzzle of how the planets first emerged from the hazy dust of the early solar system.The ultra-red, peanut-shaped object, called Arrokoth, sits located 1bn miles beyond Pluto in the Kuiper belt, a vast donut-shaped region that is home to thousands of dwarf planets and icy objects. Nasa ’s New Horizons spacecraft made a flyby on New Year’s Day 2...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Nasa Space Astronomy Science Source Type: news

Palforzia ([Peanut (arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp] Powder for Oral Administration) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Miracle drug could 'cure' peanut allergies within weeks
Scientists who developed the drug predict some patients may need only a single treatment to end the peanut allergy altogether, while others may need a top-up jab every few months to keep it at bay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Peanut Allergy Drug Gets FDA Thumbs Up
Palforzia is now approved for use in individuals aged 4 through 17 who have a confirmed diagnosis of peanut allergy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Nestle Invests $200 Mln More in Aimmune After Peanut Allergy Drug Approval Nestle Invests $200 Mln More in Aimmune After Peanut Allergy Drug Approval
Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday the health science arm of Nestle SA will invest an additional $200 million in the drugmaker, bringing the Swiss company's total investment to $473 million.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy
The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market in the U.S., a big step toward better care for all kinds of food allergies — but still a long way from a cure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

First Drug Approved for Treatment of Peanut Allergy in Children
Title: First Drug Approved for Treatment of Peanut Allergy in ChildrenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Breakthrough treatment for peanut allergies in children approved for use in the US 
The drug AR101 has been approved as a treatment for peanut allergies in the US. It won't cure the allergy but reduce the severity of a reaction to peanuts. It should not be used instead of an EpiPen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Treatment for Peanut Allergy Approved by FDA
Palforzia is not a cure, youngsters using the treatment still must avoid peanuts, and protection is lost if they stop taking the powder daily. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug To Treat Peanut Allergies In Children
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to treat peanut allergies in children on Friday, following an advisory committee vote of approval in September. The drug, Palforzia, can be used for children between 4 and 17 years old. It’s designed to minimize the incidence and severity of a child’s allergic reaction to peanuts, as even a small amount of exposure can be harmful to children with the allergy. Children are left attempting to avoid exposure to peanuts to avoid reactions. Though that will continue to be necessary with Palforzia, the risk of a reaction will be lessened, says ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Peanut Allergy Source Type: news

Palforzia Approved for Treatment of Peanut Allergy in Children
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Palforzia (Peanut [Arachis hypogaea] Allergen Powder-dnfp) to alleviate allergic reactions to accidental peanut exposure, the agency announced late Friday. Palforzia, a powder... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: First Treatment for Peanut Allergy Approved by FDA The first treatment for peanut allergy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First Treatment for Peanut Allergy Approved by FDA
Title: First Treatment for Peanut Allergy Approved by FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 3, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Peanut allergy drug approved by the US FDA
The drug is aimed at protecting against accidental exposure, but may cause a fatal reaction. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first drug to treat peanut allergies in children
The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Palforzia, the very first drug to treat peanut allergies in children. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Palforzia, First Drug for Peanut Allergy in Children FDA OKs Palforzia, First Drug for Peanut Allergy in Children
Palforzia will carry a boxed warning on the risk of anaphylaxis, and initial doses can be given only by certified professionals in certified settings.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves first peanut allergy treatment
Patients swallow a trace amount of peanut protein and gradually scale up. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first peanut allergy treatment for children
The FDA has approved the first treatment to treat peanut allergies, which can be deadly. Kids swallow peanut powder, at first in tiny, then in increasingly larger doses. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut allergy drug from Peninsula company approved by FDA
Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. ended a nearly nine-year quest Friday by winning Food and Drug Administration for a first-of-its-kind peanut allergy treatment that protects people from potentially lethal accidental exposures. The oral immunotherapy, a capsule of powderized peanut protein called Palforzia, is approved for kids ages 4-17 — a group whose parents kickstarted the Brisbane company's founding in 2011 after a venting meeting with clinicians, advocacy groups, regulators and drug developers. "They… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Treating Peanut Allergy: Insights From an Insider Treating Peanut Allergy: Insights From an Insider
Why all the hype about oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy? Dr Jonathan Spergel, an investigator in the clinical trials, shares his insights.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Expert Interview Source Type: news