A new study has proven for the first time that oral immunotherapy for peanut can provide lasting beneficial results.
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
A Massachusetts couple says an airline crew acted cavalierly when their nut-allergic daughter began to suffer an anaphylactic reaction on a flight
This article applies to reading labels in the United States. For the Canadian version, click here. 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. Sounds simple enough, but with all the confusing ingredients on packaged goods […]
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 […]
At least 1.6 percent of Americans, and possibly as many as 5.1 percent, have experienced anaphylaxis, according to an extensive study
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.
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.
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 […]
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