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Food allergies: Overestimated and underestimated
Half of all food allergies are not food allergies at all. This is what Cornelia S. Seitz et al., allergologists from Würzburg University, concluded in a study with 419 patients, as presented in the current edition of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. (2008-10-31)

Food allergies raise risk of asthma attacks
Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute to asthma attacks, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of food allergies ever undertaken. (2010-10-04)

Diagnosing and managing food allergies: A guide for physicians
A new review aims to help physicians diagnose and manage food allergies in children and adults. The article, published in CMAJ looks at recent evidence from guidelines, randomized controlled trials and other research. (2016-09-06)

Physicians knowledge of childhood food allergies needs room for improvement
A new study shows that pediatricians and family physicians are not confident in diagnosing or treating food allergies. (2009-12-09)

Society's lack of food allergies impacts those afflicted with food allergies
Society's lack of knowledge of food allergies can greatly impact those afflicted with food allergies. (2008-09-30)

Introducing solid foods while continuing to breast feed could prevent child allergies
Introducing solid food with breast milk after the 17th week of birth could reduce food allergies in babies, according to University of Southampton research. (2013-11-20)

Study: Vaccine suppresses peanut allergies in mice
A vaccine may successfully turn off peanut allergy in mice, a new study shows. (2018-04-11)

Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood
New late-breaking research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies. (2017-10-27)

On the menu: Research helps future restaurant managers reach out to customers with food allergies
A Kansas State University research team is using a United States Department of Agriculture Higher Education Challenge Grant to serve up improved food allergy education for future restaurant managers and staff. (2011-10-05)

City kids more likely to have food allergies than rural ones
Children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas, according to a new study, which is the first to map children's food allergies by geographical location in the United States. In particular, kids in big cities are more than twice as likely to have peanut and shellfish allergies. (2012-06-07)

Nearly one in five parents of food-allergic children are bullied
A new study being presented at this year's virtual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows that nearly one in five parents of food-allergic kids are the target of bullying by a multitude of sources. (2020-11-13)

National Jewish Health receives grant to learn how families cope with food allergy
Families with food-allergic children face a life of constant vigilance and the looming fear of life-threatening allergic reactions. This fear can have a huge impact on an entire family's life, from heightened anxiety to severe limits on their daily activities. National Jewish Health researcher Mary Klinnert has received a $450,000 grant from the NIH to study how different families adapt to life with food allergies, and to discover what helps the best-adapted families cope well. (2010-03-08)

New survey shows allergies dramatically impact sufferers' moods and how they feel about themselves
A new Harris Interactive phone survey conducted among 1,000 allergy sufferers, 1,000 consumers (both allergy sufferers and non-sufferers) and 300 physicians shows that beyond the sneezing, sniffling and watery eyes, allergies also have deep and emotional impacts on a sufferer's mood and self-perceptions. (2008-03-20)

New treatments may allow allergic people to safely eat eggs, peanuts and other foods
New treatments are offering the prospect of eating without fear for the 15 million people in the United States with food allergies, according to the cover story in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (2012-10-24)

Genetic Link Shows Children With Allergies Have Greater Tendency To Have Behavior Problems Than Children With No Allergies
Children with severe allergies have a greater tendency to also have significant behavior problems, such as aggressiveness, depression and irritability than children with no allergies, according to research at National Jewish Medical and Research Center. (1998-10-01)

Moms and dads of kids with food allergies think they're allergic too
A study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports only 28 percent of parents of kids with food allergies tested positive to the foods to which they reported allergies. (2016-10-12)

Allergists encourage parents of food-allergic kids to recognize their own anxiety
Allergists in the study said thoughtful and balanced communication and having credible information to share with your child go a long way toward helping your child with fears about their food allergy. (2020-02-25)

Anaphylaxis from shrimp allergy is rare in children
According to a study being presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Baltimore, Nov. 7-11, anaphylaxis due to shrimp is rare in children, under 8 percent. (2013-11-08)

EPA grant to University of Chicago for research on food allergy triggers
The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $433,100 grant to the University of Chicago to investigate how allergic reactions to food are initiated. The research is expected to lead to improved methods to assess whether pesticides produced in genetically engineered plants can trigger food allergies, which impact more than 11 million Americans each year. The study is funded through EPA's Science to Achieve Results program. (2009-07-23)

Children allergic to cow's milk smaller and lighter
Children allergic to cow's milk are smaller and weigh less, according to the first published study to characterize growth trajectories from early childhood to adolescence in children with persistent food allergies. (2019-12-16)

Food allergies and multiple sclerosis: study reveals a new link
Investigating the correlation between allergy and inflammatory disease activity, a team of investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital has found new evidence connecting food allergies and relapses of multiple sclerosis. (2019-02-19)

Food allergies linked to increased disease activity in multiple sclerosis
Food allergies are associated with heightened levels of disease activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), shows research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. (2018-12-18)

Overactive food quality control system triggers food allergies, Yale scientists say
In a paper published Jan. 14 in the journal Cell, four Yale immunobiologists propose an expanded explanation for the rise of food allergies -- the exaggerated activation of our food quality control system, a complex and highly evolved program designed to protect us against eating harmful foods. (2021-01-14)

Diet high in fiber and vitamin A key to preventing allergies to peanuts and other triggers
Eating a diet rich in fiber can actually shape the immune system to reduce allergies to substances such as peanuts, new research shows. The study, led by Australian scientists, suggests that a simple bowl of bran and some dried apricots in the morning could prevent allergies. It also reveals how the immune system works with the good bacteria in the gut to help protect against life threatening allergic responses. (2016-06-21)

It's mom who sees troubles for teens with food allergies
Mothers of teens with food allergies are more likely than the kids themselves to report that the youth have emotional and behavioral problems. (2016-01-20)

Food allergy linked to hyperactive immune system at birth
A study of more than 1,000 Victorian babies has shown those with hyperactive immune cells at birth, detected in their cord blood, were more likely to develop food allergies in their first year of life. (2016-01-13)

Association of food allergy, other allergies with autism spectrum disorder
Food and other types of allergies are more likely to be reported in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than in children without ASD but the underlying reasons for this association aren't clear. (2018-06-08)

Breastfeeding and risks of allergies and asthma
In an Acta Paediatrica study, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 3 months was linked with a lower risk of respiratory allergies and asthma when children reached 6 years of age. (2020-03-04)

Peanuts don't panic parents as much as milk and eggs
A new study in the July issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology examined 305 caregivers of children allergic to milk, egg, peanut or tree nut. The researchers were surprised to discover that milk and eggs, not peanuts, were the largest source of anxiety and worry. (2014-06-26)

Study shows siblings of kids with food allergies aren't necessarily also allergic
According to new research being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting, 53 percent of siblings of children with food allergies had a food sensitivity, but only 13 percent had actual food allergy. Food allergy testing in siblings of kids with food allergies should be limited to decrease the negative consequences of a potential misdiagnosis. (2015-11-05)

Study shows high prevalence and severity of childhood food allergy in the US
A national study of food allergies in the US, the largest of its kind, finds that more children have food allergies than previously reported. (2011-06-20)

Allergies: Cross-reactivity between cypress pollen and peaches/citrus fruits explained
In collaboration with teams from the Czech Republic and Japan, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, (AP-HP), and (AP-HM) have identified the likely origin of the cross-reactivity between cypress pollen, peaches and citrus fruits. Their work has shown that these sources contain allergens belonging to a new family of proteins involved in pollen food associated syndrome. This discovery, published in JACI on Aug. 3, paves the way for the development of novel allergy diagnostic tests. (2017-08-18)

A deeper look at the relationship between dermatitis and food allergy, in pediatric patients
Researchers have discovered that food allergies are associated with distinct abnormalities in seemingly-healthy skin in pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), a common skin disorder. (2019-02-20)

'Tis The Season To Sneeze, Sniffle And Itch - Allergists Can Help Holiday Allergy Sufferers
Are you allergic to Christmas? Thousands of Americans are allergic to the oil or sap of Christmas trees, and evergreen wreaths and garlands. For relief, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recommend allergy vaccinations. In fact, a (1998-12-11)

Food allergies can be transmitted from blood products to children in rare cases
In rare cases, children can develop anaphylactic allergies to previously tolerated foods after receiving blood products via transfusion, report the authors of a case study published in CMAJ. (2015-04-07)

Bee pollen supplements can cause anaphylactic reactions
Although many people take bee pollen as a health supplement, it can cause severe anaphylactic reactions. However, most people are unaware of the risks, states an article published in CMAJ. (2012-05-22)

Kids persistently allergic to cow's milk are smaller than peers with nut allergies
Children who experience persistent allergies to cow's milk may remain shorter and lighter throughout pre-adolescence when compared with children who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, according to a retrospective chart review. (2018-03-03)

Tracking down allergy-causing T helper cells
Scientists have finally homed in on a specific subset of immune cells that are central to allergies, clearing up the longstanding mystery behind why some individuals develop allergic diseases, and potentially identifying new therapeutic targets. (2017-08-02)

College students with food allergies find big challenges in staying safe
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don't have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students. (2016-11-11)

Strong evidence appears to be lacking regarding diagnosis, effective treatments for food allergies
A review of previous research indicates that there are few high-quality studies on food allergies, with limited uniform criteria for making a diagnosis and determining prevalence and effective treatments, according to an article in the May 12 issue of JAMA. (2010-05-11)

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