Infancy vs. adulthood: When food allergies strike

In a recent interview with food allergy expert Dr. Steve Taylor, Food Safety Magazine noted that U.S. food recalls increased by about 22% in 2016 compared to 2015. A large number of recalls were due to undeclared allergens.

Allergies themselves are on the rise as well, at least in the developed world. And while most […]

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 […]

Israel’s answer to peanut allergies?

In the U.S. it has become commonplace to see food allergy warnings on virtually every food package or restaurant menu. Throughout the nation peanut allergies alone have more than tripled between 1997 and 2008, but the rising occurrence of food allergies is not the same everywhere in the world.

Take Israel, for example, where peanut […]

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, […]

Peanut allergy? There’s a patch for that

Those suffering from peanut allergies may soon find some relief as a new product —similar to a nicotine patch — has been developed to help allergy sufferers significantly increase their peanut tolerance. According to a recent article, the drug, called Viaskin Peanut, recently received special fast-track testing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

Scientists say possible cure found for peanut allergies

Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia may have found a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies according to a recent article.

This research has already transformed the lives of about 30 children who were involved in the experiment and were given a daily dose of peanut protein together with a […]

Researchers develop hypoallergenic peanut

Those with an allergy to peanuts may soon know what it’s like to have peanut butter stuck to the roof of their mouths, and choose between creamy and the vastly underrated crunchy peanut butter varieties.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that researchers at North Carolina A&T University (NC A&T) have developed a hypoallergenic […]

New studies point to why and how of food allergies

Food allergies are on the rise—and quickly. In recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergy rates in children younger than 18 grew about 18% between 1997 and 2007. Many of these food allergies can be narrowed down to a few types of food (peanuts, eggs, milk, tree nuts, wheat, […]