Health Headlines: New hope for children with peanut allergies
ATLANTA, Ga. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – More than five and a half million kids have a food allergy, that’s about one in 13 kids, or one or two kids in every single classroom. Even though more than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergies, eggs, milk, and peanuts are the most common. Recently, the FDA approved an oral treatment for older children with peanut allergies, but there was no treatment for children under the age of four, until now.
Why our allergies are getting worse - and what to do about it
If it seems like your seasonal allergies are getting worse over time, you're probably not wrong. Estimates are that 30 to 40% of the world's population now have some form of allergy, and medical anthropologist Theresa MacPhail says allergic reactions — including everything from hay fever to eczema and asthma — are growing in the U.S. and around the world.
Food allergies are on the rise - but new treatments are on the horizon
It’s an exciting time for the allergy field, experts say. Here’s what to know about what causes food allergies—and the new research that may help us cope with them.
Parents Can Reduce a Child's Peanut Allergy Risk with These Steps. Most Don't Know Them
Many parents don’t know the steps they can take to reduce the risk of their child developing a peanut allergy, five years after new prevention guidelines emerged, according to a new report. In 2017, the National Institutes of Health recommended parents expose their infants to peanuts as young as 4 months old to prevent peanut allergies.
Validation of inducible basophil biomarkers: Time, temperatureand transportation
Upregulation of basophil surface markers CD63 and CD203c uponexposure to allergens was first shown almost two decades ago(Sainte-Laudy et al., 1998). The strong correlation between theseinducible biomarkers and outcomes of food allergen challenge isproving to be a valuable clinical tool (Czechowska et al., 2019; Koplinet al., 2019; Santos et al., 2014).