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LEAP Study Prompts New Peanut Introduction Guidelines for Physicians

The recommendations aim to help physicians implement LEAP findings while formal guidelines are still in the works.

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Wide Testing of Asthma Kids for Peanut Allergy Is Wrong, Say Allergists

Allergists say children with asthma shouldn’t be tested for peanut allergy routinely.

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Recap: 2015 Spring Allergies Twitter Party

It was a rough winter for many, but spring has finally arrived. With it comes the promise of sun, beautiful plants, and unfortunately, a whole host of seasonal allergies. What new treatments are available? How can you keep your asthma under control during asthma season? What is oral allergy syndrome and when is it severe? […]

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OIT More Successful in Babies, New Study Finds

Testing OIT in such a young population has never been done before, but results show that it’s worth it.

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LEAP Study: Reality Check

The release of the LEAP study’s findings that having at-risk infants consume peanut protein can, in a majority of cases, teach the immune system tolerance and prevent allergy has led to some confusion. In light of questions that have followed the AAAAI meeting announcement of these results, we turned to the experts to address two […]

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Key Points from the LEAP Study Authors

The LEAP study, which found that feeding peanut to young infants with heightened allergy risk reduces the odds that a peanut allergy will develop by 70 to 80 percent, involved in-depth research on hundreds of children from infancy to 5 years of age. The results were published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Key points […]

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Special Report: Top Research from the 2015 AAAAI Meeting

The AAAAI annual meeting is a hub of scientific breakthroughs and new treatments. Here are the highlights from the 2015 conference.

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Peanut Patch Shows Promise For Treatment of Allergy

In trials, Viaskin Peanut allowed some participants to tolerate 10 times more peanut protein than at the outset.

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Early Introduction of Peanut Protects Against Allergy, LEAP Study Finds

Chance of developing peanut allergy reduced 70 to 80 percent in high-risk babies. New guidelines expected.

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Closing in on a Cure For Cat Allergy

Millions of Americans suffer serious reactions to cats. But a novel therapy aims to change all that – in 4 quick shots.

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