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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School; Experts on Peanut Allergies Weigh In on New Guidelines; A Better Way to Test for Jaundice, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Peanut Allergy, Guidelines, Pediatrics, Infant Feeding

Allergist Betsy Jaffe MD: Intro Solids Before Peanut Foods w/ Infants; Thin Smooth PB w/ Pureed Fruit or Warm Water

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Robert Wood, Peanut, Allergy, Guidelines, Johns Hopkins, Pediatrics, Prevention

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on New Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

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Expert Allergist Available to Advise Parents on Preventing Peanut Allergy by Introducing Their Infant to Peanut-Containing Foods

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Peanut Allergy, peanut introduction, Niaid, Acaai, Allergist, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

New Guidelines Show How to Introduce Peanut-Containing Foods to Reduce Allergy Risk

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The wait is over for parents who’ve been wanting to know how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their infants to prevent peanut allergy. New, updated guidelines define high, moderate and low-risk infants for developing peanut allergy, and how to proceed with introduction based on risk.

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Pediatrics, Asthma, Emergency, Ciaccio, University of Chicago Medicine

Study: Fewer Kids Visited ERs for Asthma After Indoor Smoking Bans

Emergency rooms in communities with indoor smoking bans reported a 17 percent decrease in the number of children needing care for asthma attacks, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine.

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TSRI Scientists Show How Drug Binds with ‘Hidden Pocket’ on Flu Virus

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A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show exactly how the drug Arbidol stops influenza infections. The research reveals that Arbidol stops the virus from entering host cells by binding within a recessed pocket on the virus.

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Can You Sneeze with Your Eyes Open?

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The changing weather brings about many things: holiday excitement, a different wardrobe and—perhaps most annoyingly—cold and flu season. Those around you have likely been sneezing more frequently, which may have prompted you to ponderif it is possible to sneeze with your eyes open.

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Allergy, Allergies, Children, Minorities, Asthma, African American, Latino, Hispanic, kids, ethnic differences, Ethnic Disparities

African American, White and Latino Children Have Different Food Allergen Profiles

Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have conducted the first study designed to assess and characterize the racial and ethnic difference in food allergies among children in the U.S.

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Expert Allergist Available to Speak on the Effects of the Southern Wildfires on Asthma Sufferers

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Food Allergy, Children, hygiene hypothesis, Eczema, Pediatric

Why Is Food Allergy Increasing? Skin Might Be Involved

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Early exposure to a food allergen through broken skin might prompt the development of food allergy. This theory gained further support from a recent study that found increased prevalence of food allergy if a child had skin infection or eczema in the first year of life.

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Asthma, Allergies, Food Allergies, Holidays, Allergist, Acaai

Say Yes to Holiday Flair, Not Allergic Flares

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If you suffer from allergies and asthma, you don’t want to be sneezing and wheezing through the holidays. ACAAI offers tips for bringing the “flair, and not the flare” to this year’s holidays.

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Allergies During Pregnancy Contribute to Changes in the Brains of Rat Offspring

A new study in rats could begin to explain why allergies during pregnancy are linked to higher risks for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism in children.

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College Students with Food Allergies Find Big Challenges in Staying Safe

A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don’t have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.

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Access to Asthma Meds, Plus Flu Vaccines, Keep Kids with Asthma Healthy

Kids need flu shots to prevent asthma flares, and medications available in school to keep 86 percent in class, according to two studies being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting.

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School Staff Know More Than They Think They Do About Treating Anaphylaxis

A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found only 18 percent of non-nursing school staff surveyed felt very confident in their ability to recognize anaphylaxis symptoms. Only 19 percent felt very confident that they could correctly treat a child having a severe allergic reaction.

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Many Doctors Still Don’t Know Facts About Penicillin Allergy

If you think you’re allergic to penicillin, but have never been tested, ask for a referral to an allergist to confirm the allergy. Many physicians whose patients have “penicillin allergy” in their charts don’t know that frequently, a penicillin allergy diagnosis is given to a child as the result of a rash, but without any follow up testing.

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Peanut Allergy, Acaai, Allergist, allergy testing , Food Allergy

When and How to Introduce Peanut-Containing Foods to Reduce Allergy Risk

Parents may be confused with how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their infants. Presentations at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting will offer guidance, based on soon to be released guidelines, on how to approach this topic without going “nuts.”

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Food Allergy, Food Labels, Consumer, precautionary allergen labels, purchasing behavior

Confusing Food Labels Place Consumers with Food Allergy at Risk

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A study found that consumers with food allergy concerns often misunderstand food labels about allergens that say “may contain” or “manufactured on shared equipment.” While they should avoid such products to prevent what could be a serious allergic reaction, up to 40 percent bought food items with precautionary allergen labels.







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