Seven things we ’ve learned about Ultima Thule, the farthest place visited by humans
About a billion miles more distant than Pluto isUltima Thule, a peanut-shaped object in the outer solar system that ’s thefarthest place ever visited by humans.NASA ’sNew Horizons spacecraftzipped past Ultima Thule on New Year ’s Eve (Pacific time), flying within 2,200 miles of the space rock’s... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Leila Miller Source Type: news

Novartis recalls anemia drug due to potential contamination
The liquid version of Promacta are being recalled because of a risk of potential peanut flour contamination that occurred at a third-party contract manufacturing site (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Not to be sniffed at! How nose sprays can crack deadly peanut allergies 
This kind of treatment, known as immunotherapy, is already used by specialist allergy clinics, but usually involves swallowing tiny quantities of powder containing peanut protein. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Peanut butter hummus
This fresh spin on traditional hummus can be spread on sandwiches or served as a dip for apples and celery. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in time for you to try over the weekend. You also [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Louisville health care startup wins Venture Sharks competition
Venture Connectors has a winner for the 10th annual edition of its Venture Sharks business competition. Prodigy Biosciences took first place at a Wednesday pitch event based on the viability of its idea, the ability of the competition’s prize to positively affect the business and the quality of their presentation, according to a press release. The Louisville startup, founded by Amanda Cannady, is developing a rapid tableside testing device that will detect traces of peanuts in food samples. Cannady,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Haley Cawthon Source Type: news

Pediatric allergist traces 'mystery' reactions to pea protein — an increasingly popular ingredient
Doctors have discovered that people with peanut allergy can also be triggered by an unexpected source: pea protein. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Researchers crack the peanut genome
(University of Georgia) Working to understand the genetics of peanut disease resistance and yield, researchers led by scientists at the University of Georgia have uncovered the peanut's unlikely and complicated evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Peanut genome sequenced with unprecedented accuracy
(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) Improved pest resistance and drought tolerance are among potential benefits of an international effort in which Agricultural Research Service and collaborating scientists have produced the clearest picture yet of the complex genomic history of the cultivated peanut. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 1, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Increase Risk for Anaphylaxis Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Increase Risk for Anaphylaxis
A new review finds that oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy may result in desensitization but is associated with more anaphylaxis events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Safe for Preschoolers in Real-World Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Safe for Preschoolers in Real-World
Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy is safe in preschool-aged children when given as routine treatment in a hospital or clinic, a new study has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Does Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Cause More Risk?
People undergoing peanut immunotherapy had a 22% risk of anaphylaxis, compared with 7% for untreated peanut allergy sufferers, researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Up Allergic Reaction Risk
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 -- Current peanut oral immunotherapy approaches are associated with increased risk and frequency of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, according to a review published online April 25 in The Lancet. Derek K. Chu, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Increases Anaphylaxis Risk: Study
Although the oral treatment seems to work, an analysis of the results from 12 clinical trials finds kids who got an immunotherapy have a greater rate of serious reactions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 26, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Is Peanut Allergy 'Immunotherapy' Causing More Harm Than Good?
Title: Is Peanut Allergy 'Immunotherapy' Causing More Harm Than Good?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - April 26, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Do NOT give peanuts to children to cure their allergy, study warns
A study by McMaster University in Canada shows that compared with avoiding peanuts, attempts to desensitize children in the 'real world' promote allergic reactions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Promising Peanut Allergy Treatment May Not Work So Well After All, Research Review Says
In a new review published in the Lancet, researchers came to a disappointing conclusion about recent studies on treating peanut allergies. They found that treating children by exposing them to small amounts of peanuts, which has shown success in several studies, is actually associated with an increased risk of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. This approach, called oral Immunotherapy, involves repeated controlled exposure to whatever is causing an allergic reaction — in this case peanut allergens — to retrain the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system treats benign substances, l...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Experimental treatment for peanut allergy increases anaphylaxis risk, study finds
An experimental treatment for peanut allergy may actually multiply someone's risk for serious allergic reactions -- much like the ones it aims to prevent, according to a new analysis. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No, eating small amounts of peanuts will not cure an allergy, review suggests
Contrary to what you might have heard, eating tiny amounts of peanuts does not appear to help a person with a peanut allergy build up a tolerance in the real world, according to a recent review by researchers in Canada, the U.S. and Italy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy raises risk in peanut allergy
Major review calls for new approach to food allergy research focused on 'real-world' outcomes Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Easter travellers warned over Europe measles outbreak CAM can be lethal to children Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Is Peanut Allergy'Immunotherapy' Causing More Harm Than Good?
THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 -- The idea behind immunotherapy for peanut allergy is appealing in its simplicity: Ask a patient to eat tiny amounts of peanut every day, and over time their immune system will become desensitized to it. Unfortunately, this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Appears Safe for Preschool-Age Children
THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 -- Preschool peanut oral immunotherapy (P-OIT) is safe in a real-world setting, although life-threatening reactions can occur in a minority of patients, according to a study published online April 17 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the nutritional benefits of peanuts?
Peanuts are a high-protein, nutrient-rich snack. Raw peanuts and peanut butter are especially good for a person's health. In this article, we look at the nutritional profile and benefits of peanuts. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy safe for preschoolers
About 90 percent of children in an early trial for oral immunotherapy against peanut allergy safely made it to the maintenance phase of treatment, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Honey Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Because it comes from nature — from bees, no less — honey has a health halo. But is honey really healthy? Here’s what dietitians say about the health benefits of honey. What is honey made of? Honey is made from nectar. “Bees collect the dilute-sugary nectar of flora plants, produce an enzymatic activity after ingestion, regurgitate it into honey cells and evaporate a high percentage of the water out of it, producing a super-sweet viscous liquid known as honey,” explains Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The sweet substance is mostly fructose and glucose &mda...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Immune-Targeted Treatment Might Help Prevent Peanut Allergy Crises
Title: Immune-Targeted Treatment Might Help Prevent Peanut Allergy CrisesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - April 9, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Immune-Targeted Treatment Might Help Prevent Peanut Allergy Crises
MONDAY, April 8, 2019 -- Allergic reactions to peanuts can be incredibly dangerous, causing the throat to close, the chest to tighten, and throw a person into life-threatening anaphylactic shock. But researchers now believe they've found a way to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers develop first functional targeted inhibitors of peanut allergens
(University of Notre Dame) Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have effectively prevented the binding of peanut allergens with IgE to suppress the allergic reaction to peanuts using a first-in-class design of allergen-specific inhibitors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

ICER reports on peanut allergy, RA and spinal muscular atrophy
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Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Peninsula biotech lines up chance to crack the peanut allergy nut
After asking U.S. regulators to approve its peanut-desensitizing treatment and completing a late-stage trial in Europe, Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. is poised to bring to market the first broadly effective drug to help peanut allergy patients fend off accidental exposures. Eventually. Although potential competitors — and new avenues for treatment — are months or years behind it, the Brisbane company (NASDAQ: AIMT) may not win U.S. approval until early next year because of the 12-month drug review… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Peninsula biotech lines up chance to crack the peanut allergy nut
After asking U.S. regulators to approve its peanut-desensitizing treatment and completing a late-stage trial in Europe, Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. is poised to bring to market the first broadly effective drug to help peanut allergy patients fend off accidental exposures. Eventually. Although potential competitors — and new avenues for treatment — are months or years behind it, the Brisbane company (NASDAQ: AIMT) may not win U.S. approval until early next year because of the 12-month drug review… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Introducing Peanuts Early Reduces Risk of Subsequent Allergy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New evidence also presented on breastfeeding and development of atopic disease, asthma (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 24, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

4 Benefits of eating natural peanut butter before bed time
(Natural News) Made from ground, dry roasted peanuts, peanut butter is one of the most popular spreads around the world. It can be consumed at any time of the day, but consuming it at night before bed in moderation can give you the following benefits. Peanut butter aids in weight management Although peanut butter is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New allergy guidelines say it IS safe to give your babies peanuts, fish and milk a early as 4 months
In 2000, parents were told to save cow's milk until their child was one, egg until their child was two, and nuts and fish until the age of three. Today, advice is very different, confirmed by new guidelines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP: Early Peanut Introduction Cuts Later Risk of Peanut Allergy
(MedPage Today) -- Also new evidence on breastfeeding and atopic disease (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Giving Your Baby Peanuts Early On May Help Prevent Allergies, New Guidelines Say
Introducing peanuts early may help some babies avoid allergies, according to new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The guidelines, published in the journal Pediatrics, update and replace the AAP’s 2008 report on preventing atopic diseases — such as asthma, skin conditions and food allergies — in children. While the science in this area is still developing, the AAP’s new report says that there is more evidence than ever to suggest that purposefully introducing some foods to children early in life may help prevent them from developing food allergies, which affect about 8% of Amer...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

There ’ s New Advice To Prevent Food Allergies In Children
This study — known as the Learning Early About Peanut or LEAP trial — showed that children at high risk of developing peanut allergies who are introduced to peanuts at 4 months to 6 months old had a significantly lower risk of developing a peanut allergy than those who waited until they were 5 years; 1.9% of the kids who had peanuts early developed an allergy, compared with 13.7% of the kids who waited. The LEAP trial formed the basis for Monday’s new recommendations, which encourage the early introduction of peanut products in infants at high risk for allergies. But most babies are not at high risk, and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Food Allergies Source Type: news

Are'Inactive' Ingredients in Your Drugs Really So Harmless?
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- More than 90 percent of the medications that Americans take contain an inactive ingredient that could cause an allergic reaction, a new study suggests. Lactose, peanut oil, gluten and chemical dyes are added to drugs to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study suggests that eating peanuts instead of junk food can lead to better eating habits
(Natural News) Snacking can be a healthy habit, but it most often just leads to weight gain, especially if you’re snacking on the wrong foods like junk foods. Instead of junk foods, researchers from the University of South Australia, University of Adelaide, and the University of Newcastle in Australia recommend eating peanuts because it leads to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Patch; FIT for Colon Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include testing for breast cancer mutations and daily aspirin's bleeding risks (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 10, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

No Dangerous Effects With Peptide-Based Peanut Immunotherapy No Dangerous Effects With Peptide-Based Peanut Immunotherapy
Early research shows that the formulation, which includes only the small peptide components of peanut protein that are believed to be critical for inducing tolerance in T-cells, is safe and effective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Peanut Patch Linked to Increased Responder Rate in Children
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- For peanut-allergic children, use of epicutaneous immunotherapy with a peanut patch is associated with a statistically significant increase in the percentage of responders (meeting a defined eliciting dose to a peanut... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A'Cure' for Peanut Allergy? A'Cure' for Peanut Allergy?
The groundbreaking study of oral desensitization to peanuts is promising, but questions remain.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Peanut Antidote Served Boiled, Processed, and Packaged Peanut Antidote Served Boiled, Processed, and Packaged
Three different studies of oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy in children show promise, giving hope to the parents of children affected by this life-threatening condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

AAAAI: Small Amounts of Dietary Peanuts Beneficial After Immunotherapy
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- Most individuals who complete peanut immunotherapy trials continue peanut consumption with few reports of reactions, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Insights Into Course of Childhood Food Allergy
(MedPage Today) -- Many egg, peanut allergies vanish by first grade (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 26, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

After Peanut Allergy Rx, Eating Small Bits of Peanut Might Help: Study
Title: After Peanut Allergy Rx, Eating Small Bits of Peanut Might Help: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 26, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Novel Injected Peanut Allergy Treatment Shows Promise
(MedPage Today) -- No safety concerns in phase I studies (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 25, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

After Peanut Allergy Rx, Eating Small Bits of Peanut Might Help: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Immunotherapy for peanut allergy, where patients are fed tiny bits of peanut to help curb the allergy, might work better if patients continue to eat small amounts of the nut after completion of therapy, new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Patch Shows Middling Results in Trial
Title: Peanut Allergy Patch Shows Middling Results in TrialCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 25, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news