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Eating Peanut Products during Pregnancy may Reduce Risk of Peanut Allergies in Offspring

Peanut and tree nut allergies, which can range from mild to life-threatening, have more than tripled in the United States since 1997. There are many theories as to why this might be, and several studies have tested some theories to see if the prevalence can be reduced.

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Healthy, Unprocessed Foods may Protect Infants from Developing Food Allergies

Up to an estimated eight percent of children suffer from some sort of food allergy, but how and why these allergies develop remains a mystery. A recent study that looked at the diets and food allergy development of 1,140 babies may hold at least one piece of the puzzle.

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Parents Reporting More Skin and Food Allergies in Children

Does it seem like skin and food allergies are becoming more common among children? If you say yes, then you may be right according to a recent government survey.

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Parents of Baby Diagnosed with ‘Infant Botulism’ Warn Others about Dangers

Earlier this month, five-month-old Keona Hinkel wasn’t eating like she should and she seemed tired all the time. Her mother, Kari Hinkel, took little Keona to the pediatrician. Not sure what was wrong, the pediatrician sent Keona and her mother to the emergency room. It was there that things took a turn for the worse. […]

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Over Half of Children Outgrow Egg Allergies, Study Finds

With the holiday season fast approaching, parents all over the world are preparing for their egg intolerant child. But all of that planning, extra food packing and ingredient questions may not be necessary, a new study suggests.

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Immediate Treatment for Life-Threatening Allergies in Children Severely Lacking

About half of all food allergy sufferers will experience a life-threatening reaction at some point in their life. Because of the potential severity of reaction, individuals with severe allergies are provided with small injectors, otherwise known as EpiPens, that administer just enough epinephrine (a medication that can stall an allergic attack) to counteract the effects of an allergic reaction.

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Researchers Challenge Food Avoidance Recommendations for Young Children

If you have had a child anytime within the last decade, you have probably been told that you should avoid high allergy foods during pregnancy and for at least two years after birth. Researchers are now challenging this ‘cocooning’ method for staving off food allergies in children. In fact, they say that avoiding foods in the early years actually puts children at a higher risk for food allergies.

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Study: Firstborn Children More Likely To Have Allergies

There are many perks to being the oldest child in your family, but allergies is not one of them. A new study may have found that the first-born children have higher allergy risks than later-born children.

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Understanding Food Allergies – 8 Foods Account for 90% of Allergies

Each year, thousands of new children are diagnosed with a food allergy. These allergies can affect children’s bodies in many ways. Understanding food allergies is important for all parents to do. You never know when an unexpected allergy may appear in your children.

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Study: Food Allergies Not As Common As Thought

It is estimated that 30 percent of the US population believe they have food allergies. A new study commissioned by the US federal government shows that the reality is much, much smaller.