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Peanut oral immunotherapy in a capsule is close to approval, bringing hope — not of a cure — but of lives lived with less vulnerability. FOR MORE than seven years, Alex lived like most kids with peanut allergies: he strictly avoided the legumes. His mom, Sarah Thomas, read food labels, grilled restaurant staff, and sent safe cupcakes for Alex […]
A pharmaceutical approach to oral immunotherapy is a step closer to approval by the Food and Drug Administration. The treatment, called AR101, is being developed by a company called Aimmune Therapeutics. The company’s aim is to make people less allergic to peanuts by having them take a specially formulated peanut powder in increasing doses over […]
Many patients with eczema go on to develop food allergies, a phenomenon often referred to as “the allergic march.” But the exact relationship between the two diseases has so far been unclear. Lately, however, the theory that food proteins slip in through the compromised skin barrier of a child with eczema, leading to sensitization and […]
They’re the courageous food allergy parents and children testing therapies still in the experimental stages.
Can Dr. Xiu-Min Li overcome the skeptics to create a sanctioned therapy for food allergy and eczema?
She’s one of the brightest lights in the next generation of allergy researchers. But Dr. Corinne Keet, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, never rests on the laurels for her latest scientific publication or conference presentation. Instead, she is always moving on to her next study, and another key unanswered allergy question. […]
When Kyle Dine graduated from business school nine years ago, he went a decidedly different route from his peers. Rather than get an office job, Dine, who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, egg, fish, shellfish and mustard, took a position as a janitor in a local hospital and saved enough money to put out […]
Climate change is driving our planet’s surge in hurricanes, wildfires, deluges and droughts. It is a new environment of extremes, where mold, pollen and pollution proliferate. And who feels the direct health effects, those with allergies and asthma.