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Study Reveals High Food Allergy Risks Among Inner-City Kids
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. 18 hours ago
According to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, children who live in inner-city areas are more susceptible to food allergies. Results of the study are published in the  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology ....
 
High Prevalence of Peanut Allergy in US School-Age Children
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. 18 hours ago
In a Letter to the Editor recently published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), researchers report and compare prevalence estimates of childhood peanut allergy according to varying criteria among 7-10 year-old children...
 
The New Rules for Food Allergies
Nut-free schools. Treatless birthday bashes. Restaurant menus with asterisks. As food-allergy rates have soared, the way we feed all kids looks a lot different than it did even a few years ago. Kids With Food Allergies Vice President Lynda Mitchell...
 
Woman Says Peanut Allergy Cost Her Hospital Job Offer
A Boston woman who thought she would be starting her new job at a hospital claims the job offer was rescinded at the last minute because of her peanut allergy. She was stunned when they told her that they cannot provide a safe work environment.  ...
 
Allergies to a Legume Called Lupin: What You Need to Know
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. August 15, 2014 3:22 PM
What is Lupin? Lupin (sometimes called “lupine") is a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts. “For many people, eating lupin or a lupin-derived ingredient, such as a flour, is safe,” says Stefano Luccioli, M.D., a...
 
Plane Diverted After Girl's Allergic Reaction Mid-Flight
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. August 7, 2014 12:02 PM · 1 comment
A transatlantic flight made a U-turn two hours into the flight after a young girl experienced a severe allergic reaction to nuts.     The girl suffered anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). She had never shown signs of allergy before....
 
Six-Year-Old's Heart Stops After Eating Macadamia Nut Cookie, Life Saved by First Responders
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 24, 2014 11:11 AM · 2 comments
Emily Hum, age 6, recently visited the fire fighters and medics who saved her life. She was not expected to survive when her heart and breathing stopped after eating a macadamia nut cookie.   The responders performed CPR as they rushed her to the...
 
Wet Wraps Cut Need For Drugs In Kids With Eczema
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 24, 2014 10:51 AM
  PRESS RELEASE   Study gives parents, doctors new options to treat painful, itchy condition
 
   DENVER, CO -- July 8, 2014 -- The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is on the rise. Some estimate...
 
Study Finds Cause of Mysterious Food Allergy, Suggests New Treatment Strategy
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 24, 2014 10:40 AM
PRESS RELEASE Study Finds Cause of Mysterious Food Allergy, Suggests New Treatment Strategy CINCINNATI, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that...
 
Food Allergy Treatments Show Promising Results
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 17, 2014 12:00 PM · 1 comment
A report from NBCNews explains two new treatments being studied: multiple food oral immunotherapy and a new skin patch. The treatments involve exposing the patient to a small amount of their allergen and slowly increasing the dose to build up...
 
Food Allergy Research Update: Viaskin Study for Peanut Allergy
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 17, 2014 11:52 AM
Press Release: Consortium of Food Allergy Research Completes Recruitment of NIH-sponsored CoFar6 Phase II Trial with DBV's Viaskin(r) Peanut in Treatment of Peanut Allergy Leading US centers in food allergy involved in an NIH-funded CoFAR6 study,...
 
New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 14, 2014 11:25 AM · 6 comments
A Disappointing Reality: Many Families of Food-Allergic Kids Are Not Carrying Epinephrine by David Stukus, MD   It is a well-known fact that epinephrine is the best treatment for anaphylactic reactions. Patients or their adult caregivers are...
 
Study Shows Increased Anxiety for Parents of Children Allergic to Milk and Eggs
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 26, 2014 8:00 AM · 1 comment
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 26, 2014) - It's tough being the parent of a child with food allergies. Constant vigilance is needed for everything your child eats, when a single food item containing a hidden ingredient can be fatal. Although worry is a...
 
KFA Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Pennsylvania Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 9, 2014 11:16 AM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803 Last week, Pennsylvania’s State Senate Education Committee successfully reported a bill, HB 803 that would...
 
School Nurses Save, Not Cost Money, New Study Says
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 4, 2014 2:25 PM
According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medicine Association Pediatrics , having a school nurse saves a school money. Every dollar spent on nursing services, the authors concluded, saves $2.20 in medical costs and lost...
 
Adrian Peterson Calls for Kids to Join His Ready2Go MVP Team for Severe Allergic Reactions
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 4, 2014 1:28 PM
Enter the Ready2Go Draft with football pro Adrian Peterson! Parents and caregivers can go to  www.Ready2Go.com  to nominate their child or teen to be part of Adrian Peterson's Ready2Go MVP Team by submitting a short video demonstrating what...
 
Congress Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Recognize Awareness Month
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. May 6, 2014 2:24 PM
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! To recognize the importance of spreading awareness, the co-chairs of the Congressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus have introduced a bipartisan resolution to officially recognize May as Awareness...
 
Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. May 6, 2014 1:07 PM
CITIES THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY New list of 100 most challenging places to live with asthma highlights the burden nationwide, and it's not just about air quality WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- World Asthma Day comes in May when everyone...
 
Raise Awareness, Understanding and Support for People Living with Asthma and Allergic Diseases
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. April 17, 2014 11:39 AM
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Many Americans are not aware of the seriousness of asthma, and if you are one of the 22+ million people living with this chronic disease, you’ve felt the frustration of some people just not...
 
One Mom's Story: Why Every School Needs an EpiPen
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. April 3, 2014 10:00 AM · 1 comment
Sarah Denny, MD , is a physician in the emergency department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and also the mom of a boy with food allergies. Her unique perspective helps explain why every school needs to stock undesignated...
 
 
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