What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Dose-Response Analysis Could Improve Peanut Allergy Labeling
THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- Estimating the dose-response distribution for peanut allergen in the U.S. population could help improve food labeling guidelines for the management of peanut allergies, according to a study published online March 12 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preschool peanut immunotherapy cost effective in US and Canada
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dominican Republic project champions welfare of mothers amid COVID-19 pandemic
EL ÍAS PIÑA, Dominican Republic –While Luc ía García’s husband is away planting peanuts, she feeds the children in their simple, clay-floored house. At 19 years old, she is already pregnant with her third child. The family struggles to get by on an income of less than three dollars per day. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Peanut allergies could get the brush off in toothpaste trial
New York-based drugs firm Intrommune Therapeutics has enrolled 32 peanut-allergic adults in a trial that will see them use a toothpaste containing trace amounts of peanuts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much peanut does it take to trigger an allergic reaction?
(University of Cincinnati) Using patient data from multiple locations, scientists used mathematical models to estimate an " eliciting dose " -- or the amount of peanut protein that will cause or elicit an allergic reaction in a certain percentage of peanut sensitive patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The pandemic has given me extra time with my teenage sons
It ’s been a tough time to be 17 or 18, but there have been some upsides, tooMy sons are 18 and 17. It was the younger ’s birthday this week and I made an awful cake that definitely breached myminimum cake standards (I hesitate to criticise Nigella, but there is such a thing as too much peanut butter). He looked a bit overwhelmed when we sang happy birthday, and I worried all day about him and his 17-year-old pandemic life, without access to the places and people that help being 17 make sense. There is nothing I can do about that, so I am fixating on the cake, sitting here wondering if I have time to make a rep...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Emma Beddington Tags: Life and style Family Children Parents and parenting Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Fake vegan meat is dangerous to peanut allergy sufferers: Pea protein could cause fatal anaphylaxis
(Natural News) Vegan meats could bring adverse health effects, most especially to those who are allergic to pea protein. Elana Levine, an allergy specialist in Ontario, Canada, witnessed first-hand the effects of the protein extracts from yellow peas that are used to emulate the texture and taste of animal meat in vegan meat products. It was when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAAAI: Peanut Allergy Down 16 Percent in Infants
THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- There was a 16 percent decrease in peanut allergy following changes to feeding practices calling for earlier introduction of peanut, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Feasible and Effective in Toddlers Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Feasible and Effective in Toddlers
Even in peanut-allergic toddlers as young as age 1 year, peanut sublingual immunotherapy is effective, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

They ’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?
Sylvain Hugel is one of the world’s foremost experts on crickets of the Indian Ocean Islands. So when he received an email from a fellow entomologist in March 2017 asking for help identifying a species in Madagascar that could be farmed for humans to consume, he thought it was a joke. “I’m working to protect those insects, not eat them,” the French academic responded tartly. But the emails from Brian Fisher, an ant specialist at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco, kept coming. Fisher had been doing fieldwork in Madagascar when he realized that the forests where both he and Hugel c...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen feature Londontime longform overnight Sustainability TIME 2030 Source Type: news

DIRTY VACCINES: Human allergies and systemic disorders on the rise due to corrupted inoculations 
(Natural News) We start off this corruption uncovering with the top 7 ingredients in vaccines that cause severe allergies in children, and if you don’t recognize these allergies from children all across the United States, then you can stop reading this article. Peanuts. Peanut allergies barely existed in America before vaccines, now they’re so extreme... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Most people with peanut allergy in U.S. are adults, but kids remain the focus
Nearly 3% of adults in the United States, or 4.5 million people, are allergic to peanuts, according to a study published Tuesday by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of Peanut Allergy 2.9 Percent Among U.S. Adults
TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2021 -- The prevalence of current self-reported peanut allergy (PA) is 2.9 percent among U.S. adults, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Christopher Warren, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Not Just Kids: Peanut Allergy Affects Many Adults
TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2021 -- Peanut allergy is often thought of as a children's problem, but three out of four Americans with the condition are older than 17, researchers say. Despite this, treatment remains focused on kids, says Dr. Ruchi Gupta,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Not Just Kids: Peanut Allergy Affects Many Adults
Title: Not Just Kids: Peanut Allergy Affects Many AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 9, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Peanut allergy affects even more U.S. adults than children
(Northwestern University) Peanut allergy affects at least 4.5 million adults in the U.S., many of whom report developing their first allergy symptoms during adulthood. Although three out of four Americans with peanut allergy are over 17 years old, peanut allergy is often considered a predominantly pediatric concern. There are currently no FDA-approved therapies for patients with adult-onset food allergy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ukko Secures $40 Million in Series B Funding Led by Leaps by Bayer to Overcome Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Top industry leaders and venture firms unite behind Ukko's efforts to eliminate the world's most prevalent food allergies and sensitivities, including peanuts and gluten PALO ALTO, Calif., TEL AVIV, Israel and LEVERKUSEN, Germany, Jan. 27, 2021 -- (Heal... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Ukko, Bayer, food allergy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ukko-secures-USD-million-Series-B-funding-Leaps-Bayer-overcome-allergies-sensitivities
Top industry leaders and venture firms unite behind Ukko’s efforts to eliminate the world's most prevalent food allergies and sensitivities, including peanuts and gluten (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - January 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Making wheat and peanuts less allergenic
(American Society of Agronomy) Research uses plant breeding and biotechnology to remove proteins associated with food allergies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 27, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies
For about 1 in 13 children in the U.S., usually harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body ’s natural defenses into overdrive.Symptoms of food allergies can vary widely, but at worst, a systemwide allergic response can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition characterized by a sudden drop in blood pressure and difficulty breathing.Although there are now some preventive measures for food-induced anaphylaxis, there are not yet any long-lasting solutions — treatments capable of locking the immune system into a state of tolerance, so that it doesn’t respond to allergens.Now...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Boiling peanuts and then eating them under medical supervision might help stop food allergies
Eating peanuts that have been boiled in water could cut the risk of life-threatening reactions in those who are allergic, according to researchers at Imperial College London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maintenance Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Effective for Preschoolers
TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 -- Maintenance oral immunotherapy is effective at one year for reducing peanut allergies in preschoolers, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. Lianne... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Resistance training paired with peanut protein affects muscle health in older adults
(Ketchum New York) Researchers from Auburn University have found that when combined with resistance training, defatted peanut powder can be an effective plant-based protein option for positively affecting select markers of muscle growth and strength in untrained older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Peanuts contain arginine which is said to help lower reading
HIGH blood pressure is an insidious condition due to the fact that the dangers are only evident when it's too late. By snacking on peanuts, you could lower your reading and reduce the risk of serious health conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut treatment lowers risk of severe allergic reactions in preschoolers
This study is the first to demonstrate that exposing children to a small, regular dose of an allergen (in this case, peanuts) in a real-world setting (outside of a clinical trial) is effective in reducing the risk of allergic reactions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA-Approved Peanut Immunotherapy Protocol Comes With a Cost FDA-Approved Peanut Immunotherapy Protocol Comes With a Cost
An immunotherapy pill is now available for young people with peanut allergy, but the protocol is rigid and costly, leaving some to wonder whether the treatment is worth it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Peanut Allergy Desensitizing Powder Palforzia EMA Panel Backs Peanut Allergy Desensitizing Powder Palforzia
The powder will be the first treatment option in the European Union for patients with peanut allergy. The FDA approved the treatment in January.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

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 17, 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 29, 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 1, 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