Newly found genes affecting allergies and asthma could provide new drug targets

Boston, MA – Allergies affect 30% of people around the world and asthma afflicts 10% of all children. Now, a new study ...

Do Genes Play a Role in Peanut Allergies? New Study Suggests Yes

Researchers find genetic susceptibility to a potentially lethal food allergy, though findings also suggest other factors at work ...

NIH-Funded Researchers Identify Genetic Region Associated with Peanut Allergy

WHAT: Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that changes in a small region of chromosome 6 are risk factors for peanut allergy in U.S. children of European descent. ... Full story

Doctors find eating peanut during infancy can prevent development of peanut allergy

Doctors in Southampton are part of a team of researchers who have found that introducing peanut into an infant's diet within the first 11 months of life can prevent peanut allergy in those at high risk. ... Full story

Study finds peanut consumption in infancy prevents peanut allergy

NIH-funded trial compares consumption and avoidance of peanut ... Full story

Eating peanut at an early age prevents peanut allergy in high-risk infants

New evidence shows that the majority of infants at high-risk of developing peanut allergy are protected from peanut allergy at age 5 years if they eat peanut frequently, starting within the first 11 months of life. ... Full story

Epigenetic study tabs genes linked to allergies, asthma

Allergies affect 30% of the population in Europe and North America, and 10% of children suffer from asthma. Immunoglobin E (IgE) is the antibody that triggers allergic responses occurring in these conditions. ... Full story

If You Are Having a Severe Allergic Reaction, You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – If you are one of the millions of Americans who experiences a severe allergic reaction to food, latex or an insect sting, you should know the first line of defense in combating the reaction is epinephrine. ... Full story

Moms of Food-Allergic Kids Need Dietician’s Support

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new diet which might eliminate entire categories of foods. ... Full story

Leave Your Sweetie Breathless on Valentine’s Day – but Not From an Allergic Response

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Got Valentine’s Day covered this year? Remember to steer clear of anything that might cause your sweetheart to break out in hives, or worse yet, have a severe allergic reaction. ... Full story

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