4 years after immunotherapy, kids still peanut-tolerant

Scientists have been working tirelessly on a cure for allergies for many years. New findings show just how close they may be getting.

Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, gave 48 children a peanut protein-containing probiotic (or a placebo) every day for 18 months. A month after halting the dose, around 80% of tested kids could tolerate […]

New peanut allergy prevention guidelines released

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have released new, formal guidelines for pediatricians, allergists and parents in an effort to decrease the prevalence of children with peanut allergies.

While it was once thought that infants and children should avoid peanuts altogether until the age of three, more recent studies have suggested the exact […]

New non-allergenic peanuts in the making

Thanks to a team of researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), non-allergenic “super” peanuts are now in the making. The scientists involved in the study were able to identify specific genes in the peanut by decoding its overall DNA. They hope these findings can now be used to develop new varieties of peanuts, […]

New study shows “essentially permanent” benefit of early peanut exposure

Several studies have documented that exposing children at a very early age to potential food allergens such as peanuts, for example, can actually help reduce some children’s risk of developing food allergies later in life.

This is extremely important to many parents as the incidence of peanut and tree nut allergies nearly tripled in the […]

New studies look into common food allergens

Two recent studies involving two of the most common food allergens — milk and peanuts — were recently published and are shining new light into what allergic consumers can do to keep themselves and their families safe.

U.S. law requires manufacturers to label food products that are major allergens, as well as food products that […]

Study links asthma to peanut allergy

A new study suggests that children who have asthma may not realize they also have a peanut allergy, since symptoms for both conditions — including shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing — are so similar.

According to a recent article, the study looked at the records of 1,500 children from the pediatric respiratory clinic at […]

Infographic: Food Allergy Awareness Month

May marks Food Allergy Awareness Month and Neogen has developed the below infographic to help you understand the basics of food allergies, which currently affects 1 in every 13 children. Neogen offers screening and quantitative food allergen test kits to detect all major food allergens. For more information,

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Report highlights concerns over lupine; other food additives

A new report is raising concerns surrounding GRAS (generally recognized as safe) food additives, the controversies associated with how they are determined, and the barriers to regulating them.

In particular, a peanut-related legume called lupine, sometimes added in gluten-free products, is the main area of focus as it is often added without an allergen warning […]

Boy develops food allergies after blood transfusion

An eight-year-old Canadian boy who previously had no food allergies recently became allergic to fish and nuts after receiving a blood transfusion, according to a new report.

The transfusion was part of his treatment for medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer, and caused him to have a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis within 10 minutes […]

Study finds common children’s allergens in pet food

When it comes to food allergies, avoidance is key. However, while it may be easy to avoid foods you know you are allergic to, oftentimes allergic reactions occur when we are unaware that a potential allergen exists.

For example, a new study is demonstrating this to be true in the case of children who have […]