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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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The Smurfs 2: OK or Not on Allergies?

There has been a lot of talk in the food allergy community about the new The Smurfs 2 movie because of a certain scene involving peanut allergy.

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Utah Boy Dies from Anaphylaxis

An 11-year-old boy becomes the fourth young person to die of food anaphylaxis in the past 2 months.

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Reality Check: Dr. Oz on Nut Proteins in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

When Dr. Mehmet Oz hosted a segment on his TV show in February about counterfeit extra-virgin olive oil, he was mad.

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Peanut Allergy Drops Hold Treatment Promise

A new, multi-center study shows significant improvement in allergen tolerance following a long course of under-the-tongue allergy drops.

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Half of Those With Allergic Kids Can’t Identify Nuts

An Ohio study shows that fewer than half of parents and kids with nut allergies could correctly identify nuts in and out of the shell.

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