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Peanut & Tree Nut

Surprising Survey on School Nut Strategies

Parents whose children do not have food allergies are more likely to support school-wide food restrictions

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American Idol’s Peanut Allergy Gaffe

American Idol lets singer speak of pranking a peanut-allergic fellow contestant – as a “joke”.

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School Aide Suspended due to Alarming Allergy Incident

A school aide at Holiday Hill Elementary in Jacksonville, Florida was suspended for an in-class reaction

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How Many Peanuts A Day to Keep Allergy Away?

Two studies focused on peanut OIT have found possible answers to key research questions.

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Peanut Policies at School: What’s Working Best

A new study finds peanut-free schools may be using epinephrine five times more often than schools without a peanut policy.

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First Long-Term Study of Peanut Therapy Shows Lasting Protection

A new study has proven for the first time that oral immunotherapy for peanut can provide lasting beneficial results.

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High Success Rate in Peanut OIT Study

After six months of treatment, more than 80 percent of the children taking the therapy were able to eat at least five peanuts a day

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Family Criticizes Airline Crew’s Response to In-flight Reaction

A Massachusetts couple says an airline crew acted cavalierly when their nut-allergic daughter began to suffer an anaphylactic reaction on a flight

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How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies

When you or someone in your family has food allergies, the most important thing you can do to avoid an allergic reaction is to avoid the food.

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Slideshow: Identifying Tree Nuts

Tree nut allergies affect more than 1 per cent of kids in North America, and studies show many don’t know how to identify them. Having a tree nut allergy gives a one-in-three chance of allergy to other tree nuts. Here are some images of common tree nuts – examine them closely to learn what each […]

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