During a flight to Cleveland, two doctors came to the rescue of a woman suffering from anaphylactic shock due to peanut allergies. Pilots were forced to land the aircraft for the safety of the passenger.
Public Health May 7, 2018
An experimental nasal mist vaccine protected allergic mice from reactions, such as breathing problems and itchy skin, due to exposure to peanuts. The treatment works even if the allergy is already established.
Public Health April 12, 2018
Consuming tree nuts and peanuts may help Stage III colon cancer patients. Studies also showed that nuts could benefit healthy individuals through fat loss and reduced risk for early death.
Public Health March 3, 2018
After successful clinical trials, a new drug to treat peanut allergy is getting closer to approval. A large number of children suffering from peanut allergies can benefit from the drug.
Medicine February 21, 2018
In a major study, AR101, a capsule of peanut flour taken daily, helped desensitize children with severe peanut allergy. Can this oral drug cure children who are allergic to nuts?
Public Health February 21, 2018
A combination immunotherapy treatment has proven effective against peanut allergies four years after being administered in children. The treatment shows promise in fighting the deadly allergy that has increased in years.
Medicine August 18, 2017
According to a new study, a confirmed peanut allergy doesn’t automatically imply you are allergic to tree nuts as well. As long as you pass the oral food challenge, you can safely eat almonds and walnuts.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2017
An expert panel wrote new guidelines that recommend the best time to feed peanut-based food to children. When should parents give babies peanut-containing food to prevent food allergy?
Public Health January 6, 2017
New health guidelines recommend feeding infants and toddlers peanuts, in order to prevent developing allergies to the product. Currently, peanut allergies account for most of the deaths caused by food allergies, because of anaphylaxis.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017
A novel immunotherapy technique reversed peanut and egg white allergies in experimental mice. The treatment reduced anaphylactic responses in mice by 90 percent with just a single treatment.
Medicine October 28, 2016
Researchers blame lack of fiber in the diet for the rising rate of allergies worldwide. How does eating fiber-rich food help those suffering from food allergies?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2016
Where have all the cookies - and snacks - gone? Kellogg Company announced the voluntary recall of several products due to possible undeclared peanut residue, following the wheat flour recall of its supplier Grain Craft.
Public Health June 16, 2016
A goodnight kiss turned out fatal for 20-year-old Myriam Ducré-Lemay. Her boyfriend just ate a peanut butter sandwich not knowing of her food allergy.
Public Health June 12, 2016
Hostess and Kashi announced a voluntary recall of their food items. Hostess snack cakes and donuts are recalled because of peanut residue, while the Kashi recalls its granola bars over fears of Listeria contamination risks.
Public Health June 6, 2016
Chick-fil-A's Chocolate Chunk Cookies are being voluntarily recalled by the supplier because of allergen concerns. CSM Bakery Solutions issued an allergy alert on undeclared peanut present in the flour used in the cookies.
Public Health April 26, 2016
A new study has found that feeding peanut mush to babies could prevent allergies to the legume later on. But what is the mechanism that makes this food allergy prevention possible?
Life March 7, 2016
Peanut allergies are common and potentially dangerous. Now, researchers have determined one way to prevent the allergy: feed at-risk infants peanuts!
Life March 5, 2016
Halloween is one of the sweetest holidays for kids, but not for kids with food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project urges families to distribute non-food treats to ensure trick-or-treat goodies are safe even for kids with severe food allergies.
Life October 12, 2015
Individuals with peanut allergy are advised to stay away from two varieties of MorningStar Farms bean burgers because they may contain peanuts not listed in the ingredients.
Life January 12, 2015
Chandler Swink, an Oakland University student, died of severe allergic reaction to peanut butter. He was diagnosed with a severe form of nut allergy when he was two years old. He suffered from anaphylactic shock after he was exposed to peanut butter at a friend's house.
Life November 29, 2014
A peanut allergy test showed that 62 percent of the children who underwent peanut oral immunotherapy could tolerate an equivalent of five peanuts a day.
Life January 30, 2014