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Food Allergy

A LEAP into an Allergic Culture Change

If you felt a sense of trepidation after reading the results of the new LEAP-On follow-up study, you’re not alone – many people in the food allergy community are going through a bout of culture shock. There’s no denying that the results of 2015’s LEAP and this month’s LEAP-On are quite phenomenal – a 74 […]

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Special Report: Top Studies from the AAAAI 2016 Allergists’ Meeting

We bring you extensive coverage from the largest gathering of allergists in the world.

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Standarized OIT Takes Steps Forward

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 […]

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Walnut OIT Shows Promise in Small Study

While oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy grabs plenty of headlines, the question is often raised whether the technique will work for tree nuts as well. In a study presented at the AAAAI meeting in March 2016, researchers from the University of Arkansas say they’ve observed that walnut OIT can effectively and safely desensitize patients to […]

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Peanut Dust Lingers on Airplane Tray Tables, Some Restaurant Surfaces

Exposure comes from touching surfaces and then accidentally ingesting peanut, researchers say.

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Stock Epi Used in 38% of Anaphylactic Reactions in U.S. Schools

Expanded survey looked at more than 6,500 elementary, middle and high schools.

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Introduction of 6 Allergens to Babies Shows Modest Improvement in Allergy Rate

Highly positive results seen for early peanut and egg introduction, but more study needed on other allergens.

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Panera Denies Discrimination, Faults Allergic Employee

Case will now see two sides exchange evidence and attend mandatory mediation.

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OIT’s Effects Endure at Low Doses: Stanford Study

In a long-term follow-up study, oral immunotherapy (OIT) patients who were treated for up to five food allergies were able to maintain a high level of desensitization to their allergens, even those taking very low “doses” of their allergens. “We did this study because, up to now, there hasn’t been a lot of data on […]

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Food-Free Treats for Easter

If you prefer holiday treats without food, here are some perfect sweet alternatives. Allergy-friendly and cute as can be, these make great gifts or party favors, and they are sure to keep little hands busy long enough to let you enjoy the celebrations. Available in the United States and Canada EggNots Whether dyed, painted, made […]

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