Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Peanut Allergy

A new randomized, placebo-controlled study suggests that a form of immunotherapy may reduce the allergic response to peanuts in adolescents and adults.

Newly Discovered Cell May be Key Contributor to Severe Allergic Reactions

Researchers may have solved a crucial piece of the puzzle in determining why some people with food allergies have relatively mild reactions while others suffer full-blown anaphylaxis.
University Medical Center Groningen

Study: Peanut Sensitivity Rises with Age in Children and Young Adults

The results of a study indicate sensitivity to peanuts in allergic children and young adults rises with age.

Possible Cure of Peanut Allergy by Bone Marrow Transplant

A study presented at a meeting of the ACAAI described the case of a boy cured of his peanut allergy after a bone marrow transplant.

Preliminary Study Results: 6% of Americans Have History of Anaphylaxis

Based upon preliminary results of a well designed random telephone survey funded by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1 in 16 or 6% reported that they had had symptoms consistent with anaphylaxis at some point in their lives.

British Study: Successful Desensitization for Peanut Allergy in Children

Results of a 3 year study of the effectiveness of OIT for desensitization of peanut allergy in children was published today in the medical journal The Lancet.
University of Helsinki

Study: People Raised in Rural Environments Less Likely to Develop Allergies

A study conducted at the University of Helsinki confirms that people who grow up in rural environments are less likely to develop autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including allergies.

Risk of EoE to Those That Have Outgrown Allergy to Same Food

A study asserts that individuals who have outgrown a food allergy may be at risk of developing eosinophilic esophagitis to the same food.

Study: Peanut Allergies in Children Possibly Linked to Affluence

A recent study asserts that higher incidence of peanut allergy may be associated with more affluent socioeconomic status.

Researchers Improve OIT Compounds

As many of our readers are well aware, peanuts are the leading cause of severe food-related allergic reactions in the US. Though Oral Immunotherapy...

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