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Peanut & Tree Nut

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

The tricks to understanding package labels.

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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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Risk of Anaphylaxis Now 1 in 50 People

At least 1.6 percent of Americans, and possibly as many as 5.1 percent, have experienced anaphylaxis, according to an extensive study

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Peanut Allergy Study With Xolair: Impressive Results

A new pilot study has resulted in subjects being able to tolerate 160 to 400 times more peanut than they could at the study’s outset.

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Boy Beats Cancer and Peanut Allergy at Same Time

A 10-year-old boy with leukemia who recently received a bone marrow transplant was cured not only of his cancer, but of his severe peanut allergy too.

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Brave Girl’s New Food Freedom

Hannah Ianelli is a new kid these days. The 11-year-old girl from the Boston area has good reason to grin, now that she’s finished a peanut oral immunotherapy trial that involved getting shots of the asthma drug omalizumab (or Xolair). Going out for dinner with her family, eating at a friend’s house, or heading to […]

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Food Allergy’s Burden on Families: $3,500 a Year

Having a child with a food allergy raises the expenses of an American family by a hefty $3,457 a year, says a groundbreaking national study

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