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Dr. Hugh Sampson speaks at AAAAI conference

Skin Patch for Peanut Allergy Shows 83% Success Rate in Kids Over 3 Years

Promising results from Viaskin patch research.

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Study Shows Wheat OIT Can Improve Allergic Kids’ Quality of Life

Therapy significantly increased the amount of wheat an allergic individual can tolerate without reacting.

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OIT Study Shows Benefits for Peanut-Allergic Preschoolers

Peanut-allergic preschoolers who received peanut OIT were 19 times more likely to successfully add peanut-containing foods into their diets.

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OIT Gets Ready for Prime Time

Peanut oral immunotherapy in a capsule is close to approval, bringing hope — not of a cure — but of lives lived with less vulnerability. FOR MORE than seven years, Alex lived like most kids with peanut allergies: he strictly avoided the legumes. His mom, Sarah Thomas, read food labels, grilled restaurant staff, and sent safe cupcakes for Alex […]

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FARE’s Dr. Baker: Finding Peace of Mind While We Search for a Cure

Why FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) thinks desensitization is a vital food allergy therapy on the path toward finding tolerance. Parents of children with food allergies tell me their main focus for their child’s future is keeping their loved one safe and healthy. This brings up a thought-provoking question when it comes to where we are headed with research: […]

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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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COVER

Spring 2016 – U.S. Edition

To see the Canadian edition click here. Field Trips & Allergies: It is possible for kids at risk of anaphylaxis to go safely on adventures beyond classrooms — here’s how. Features: 15 Big celiac questions with expert solutions; is peanut OIT ready?; the allergy-fighting garden & our spring allergy quiz. News: Wide risk-taking with food labels, […]

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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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AL_CA COVER SPR2016

Spring 2016 – Canadian Edition

To see the U.S. edition click here. Field Trips & Allergies: It is possible for kids at risk of anaphylaxis to go safely on adventures beyond classrooms — here’s how. Features: Big celiac questions with expert solutions; is peanut OIT ready?; the allergy-fighting garden & our spring allergy quiz. News: Wide risk-taking with food labels, small-dose OIT, […]

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