DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

What You Don ’t Know About Food Allergies
Pollen-food reactions, adult onset symptoms and cross reactivity are just some of the surprising ways our bodies respond to food. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Allergies Anaphylactic Shock Food Peanuts Seafood Pollen Sesame Seeds Children and Childhood Source Type: news

New peanut has a wild past and domesticated present
(University of Georgia) The wild relatives of modern peanut plants have the ability to withstand disease in ways that peanut plants can't. Researchers at the University of Georgia have been homing in on the genetics of those wild relatives to make use of the advantageous ancient genes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What are Common Causes of Anaphylaxis?
Discussion Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction of the body. Usually anaphylaxis is IgE mediated but complement-mediated immune complex reactions or IgG mediated reactions can cause anaphylaxis. Usually mucous membranes or skin are involved, but it is a systemic disease process with at least 2 systems involved (respiratory is second most common followed by gastrointestinal system). The epidemiology is difficult to discern but the estimated incidence is about 50-112 episodes per 100,000 person-years and estimated prevalence is 0.3-5.1%. There is data supporting an increased incidence. Over...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 17, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Imagine the Worst, or We're at Our Own Peril: Osterholm Imagine the Worst, or We're at Our Own Peril: Osterholm
At home with politicians and news anchors, CIDRAP's Michael Osterholm shares three rules of science and the media, and explains why policy and science belong together like chocolate and peanut butter.Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Businesses Offer Perks to Vaccinated Customers
Tossing their masks, jumping on side-by-side treadmills, sharing peanuts next to fellow sports fans, the vaccinated find special freedoms await. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Steinhauer Tags: Major League Baseball Restaurants Parties (Social) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus Reopenings Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Defense and Military Forces Health Clubs Bars and Nightclubs Centers for Disease Control and Pre Source Type: news

How Cal and a foundation are taking the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup approach to developing tasty biotech startups
Wrapping programs of tomorrow in the startups of today, a Berkeley "hub" looks to open incubator space this fall for as many as 90 startups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Unhinged leftist Bette Middler threatens to kill unvaccinated kids
(Natural News) “Entertainer” Bette Middler has called for KILLING children who have not had COVID shots. (Article by Steve Watson republished from NewsWars.com) In a completely mental tweet aimed at ‘anti-vaxxers’, the unhinged Middler advocated using peanut butter on kids with allergies if they haven’t been vaccinated against coronavirus. Normally anything coming out of her mouth... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Cal and a foundation are taking the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup approach to developing tasty biotech startups
Wrapping programs of tomorrow in the startups of today, a Berkeley "hub" looks to open incubator space this fall for as many as 90 startups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

How Cal and a foundation are taking the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup approach to developing tasty biotech startups
Wrapping programs of tomorrow in the startups of today, a Berkeley "hub" looks to open incubator space this fall for as many as 90 startups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

The legume family tree
(Penn State) The most comprehensive study of the family tree for legumes, the plant family that includes beans, soybeans, peanuts, and many other economically important crop plants, reveals a history of whole-genome duplications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why C-Section Babies May Be at Higher Risk for a Food Allergy
FRIDAY, April 30, 2021 -- Could there be a link between having a C-section and your baby's chances of developing a peanut allergy? Yes, a team of Canadian researchers warns. Their new study found that babies born via cesarean section appear to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

5 Takeaways From the New Food Allergy Law
Sesame becomes a “major allergen,” joining milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Athas Tags: Allergies Labeling and Labels (Product) Peanuts Anaphylactic Shock Food Content Type: Service Law and Legislation Sesame Seeds Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Food allergies, changes to infant gut bacteria linked to method of childbirth, ethnicity
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) Researchers have found a causal link between caesarean section birth, low intestinal microbiota and peanut sensitivity in infants, and they report the effect is more pronounced in children of Asian descent than others, in a recently published paper in the journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

After Visiting Pluto, NASA ’s New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Another Cosmic Milestone
On Jan. 19, 2006, the Earth lost half a ton. More precisely, it lost 1,054 lbs (478 kg), but it’s O.K. to round down, since the 13 octillion-pound planet hardly noticed the missing weight. The flyweight fleck of matter was very much born of the planet, a collection of metal and silicon and copper and rubber and plastics and foil and a bit of plutonium hammered together into the New Horizons spacecraft. Launched atop an Atlas V rocket, New Horizons tore away from Earth at a blistering 58,500 k/h (36,400 mph), a record-breaking speed that seemed very much fitting, given that its destination was Pluto, 5.1 billion km (3...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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