Could newborns’ blood predict their food allergies?

Why is it that some kids can scarf peanuts by the handful, but a single nut can cause serious problems for others? A new study might be closer to answering this, as research shows kids who develop food allergies already have blood rich in cells that promote a hyperactive immune response when they are born.

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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 […]