Allergies

Southwest Is Selling A Lunchbox Of Its Discontinued Peanuts For $29

Southwest Airlines joined most of its competitors when it stopped handing out peanuts on its flights in 2018, citing allergy concerns. But people really miss the nuts, we guess, so the airline is releasing a line of peanut-related products. The...

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Racism A Factor In Asthma Control For Young African American Children

A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows an association between African American parents/guardians who have experienced the chronic stress associated with exposure to racism and poor asthma control in their young children.
Related topics: Asthma, African-American, Stress

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Teen Died From Birthday Meal Even After He Told Restaurant Of Allergy, Coroner Rules

Owen Carey collapsed about an hour after he ate the grilled chicken in April 2017. A corner ruled that he died from a "severe anaphylactic reaction."       

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Good News, Bad News In The War On Peanut Allergy

Aimmune shares dipped on Monday after the FDA's Allergenic Products Advisory Committee voted to support the use of AR101 (Palforzia) in children and teens with peanut allergy.
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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The Fda Hasn’t Approved A Peanut Allergy Treatment Yet, But It’s Close

The FDA has taken a major step toward approving Palforzia, a treatment for peanut allergy that may reduce both the number and severity of allergic reactions. The treatment, assuming it ultimately gets approval, would be for allergy sufferers ages 4...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Food Allergy Kills Teen In Uk

Note: What a terrible tragedy for any family to face. Their handsome son gone - from a sandwich. Think about it. A sandwich  marinated in buttermilk. He was allergic to dairy.  He forgot his epipen that day. Was the restaurant to blame for not...

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Condoms And Allergies

Some people are allergic to latex or other elements of condoms. Learn more about the allergy symptoms that a person may experience after using condoms or similar products during sex.
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Few People With Peanut Allergy Tolerate Peanut After Stopping Oral Immunotherapy

Studies have shown that peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT) -- ingesting small, controlled amounts of peanut protein -- can desensitize adults and children and prevent allergic reactions, but the optimal duration and dose is unknown. In a study that...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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Allergy Immunotherapy May Decrease Asthma Progression

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 -- Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) is associated with a decreased risk for asthma progression, particularly in younger patients, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Allergy. Jochen Schmitt, M.P.H., from the...
Related topics: Asthma, Medical Research

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Did The Fda Just Signal Smooth Sailing Ahead For Aimmune Therapeutics?

Aimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AIMT) has for a long time been desensitizing people with severe peanut allergies to their nemesis with AR101. In a nutshell, U.S. regulators recently gave the candidate, to be named Palforzia, a big push toward...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Nasdaq, Marketing

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The Climate Crisis Is About To Make Allergy Season Miserable

Ragweed may resemble an innocent-looking green and yellow shrub, but it is a huge source of seasonal misery for many Americans. This little weed’s allergen power topples its size: a single plant can produce up to 1 billion pollen grains, wreaking...
Related topics: Allergens

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Genetics May Play A Role In Reaction To Ct Contrast Agents

Researchers have found that patients with family and personal history of allergic reactions to contrast media are at risk for future reactions, according to a new large study. Allergic reactions to commonly used CT contrast media may be prevented by...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Climate Change Is Also Terrible For Your Ragweed Allergy

For the vast majority of people, ragweed is little more than a green and yellow shrub. But for about 10% of the US population, the plant is a one-way ticket to weeks of misery: a runny nose, streaming eyes, and even hives. The more plants there are,...

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Nosebleeds With Clots

Several factors can cause nosebleeds with clots, including physical trauma, allergies, and a deviated septum. It is fairly easy to stop a nosebleed at home. Learn more here.

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Tattoo Needles May Trigger Allergic Reactions

Nickel and chromium may shed from tattoo needles and cause allergies, a study found.
Related topics: Tattoos, Medical Research

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Japanese Trees Synchronize Allergic Pollen Release Over Immense Distances

Complaints of allergic rhinitis (hayfever) are common worldwide, affecting around 17 percent of the Japanese population in spring and summer (around 20 million people). In Japan, the main tree species causing hayfever are Japanese cedar and Japanese...

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As-needed Inhaler Use An Option For Children With Mild Asthma

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed, according to a study published online July 30 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. Kaharu Sumino, M.D., from the Washington University School...
Related topics: Asthma, Medical Research

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The Meat Allergy: Researcher Ids Biological Changes Triggered By Tick Bites

Researchers have identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef. The work is an important step in developing a treatment for the strange allergy triggered by tick bites.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Chrissy Teigen Reveals Major Swollen Lips After Weird Altitude Sickness

Chrissy Teigen shared on Twitter that her lower lip is extremely swollen due to angioedema, an allergic reaction that can be caused by altitude sickness.
Related topics: Chrissy Teigen, Social Media

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Why European Restaurants Are Much More Vigilant About Food Allergies

Dining out can be fraught with hidden perils for people with food allergies. European allergen disclosure laws have made restaurants highly aware of the issue. But U.S. rules lag.(Image credit: Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Related topics: Allergens

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