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Creating an electrostatic patch for people with a peanut allergy

To watch the full lecture for free visit: http://bit.ly/1M5Qsbw About this lecture: Dr Lucie Mondoulet presents 'Epicutaneous Immunotherapy: an innovative ...
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FDA designates oral immunotherapy as breakthrough for children with peanut allergy

FDA designates oral immunotherapy as breakthrough for children with peanut allergy | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Aimmune Therapeutics announced its lead investigational product, AR101, for oral immunotherapy of children and adolescents aged 4 to 17 years with peanut allergy has received breakthrough therapy designation by the FDA, according to a press release.“We...
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Food Allergies: A Hidden Danger for Many Asian-American Kids - KQED

Food Allergies: A Hidden Danger for Many Asian-American Kids - KQED | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Why are so many Asian-American kids developing food allergies when many of their parents and grandparents never heard of the concept?
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'Complicating the education efforts among Asian-Americans is the lack of food allergy data specifically for minorities'.

 

'To date, over 200 people have had their food allergies successfully reversed through the Stanford program.'

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Boy Gets Food Allergies from Blood Transfusion - Live Science

Boy Gets Food Allergies from Blood Transfusion - Live Science | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
A boy in Canada mysteriously became allergic to fish and nuts after he received a blood transfusion, according to a new case report.
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..."testing donated blood for levels of immunoglobulin E doesn't always predict allergies. Some people with high levels of immunoglobulin E don't have allergies, and others with low levels of the protein do, she said."

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Food allergy experts clarify recent LEAP study

Food allergy experts clarify recent LEAP study | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
The recent release of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study, conducted by researchers in the UK, has caused much talk and media coverage.  But, some experts are worried that the public is ma...
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..."some experts are worried that the public is making incorrect assumptions about the results which could lead to risky behavior surrounding food allergies".

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Peanut allergy cured in children using immunotherapy - health - 30 January 2014 - New Scientist

Peanut allergy cured in children using immunotherapy - health - 30 January 2014 - New Scientist | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Potentially deadly peanut allergy has been cured in nine out of 10 recipients of a treatment that slowly escalates the peanut dose the body can tolerate
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Social media can reduce stress – at least for women, study finds - The Globe and Mail

Social media can reduce stress – at least for women, study finds - The Globe and Mail | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
RT @mcorsano: Social media reduces stress in women? Depends...contradictory at best; female audience note http://t.co/oqsoIaaDzg #SCS2844 #…
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'women who use social media score lower on stress scale in, but greater awareness gleaned through the Web of others’ stress increased the women’s own worries... '

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Food Allergy Testing Made Fast and Simple - Guardian Liberty Voice

Food Allergy Testing Made Fast and Simple - Guardian Liberty Voice | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
In the Western world an estimated three percent of adults possess some type of food allergy. This number is even greater among Western children, who have an estimated allergy prevalence of six to eight percent.
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Food Allergy Testing Made Fast and Simple Added by Sarah Takushi on July 27, 2014.
Saved under Allergies, Health
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Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/07/food-allergy-testing-made-fast-and-simple/#pLcZpsVIqYuKA1Zm.99
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Why Sean Parker Gave $24 Million To Build A Stanford Allergy Research Center

Why Sean Parker Gave $24 Million To Build A Stanford Allergy Research Center | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
After a life-long struggle with food allergies, billionaire Sean Parker has pledged $24 million to fund an allergy research center at Stanford University.
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Immunotherapy for STI treatment: Agenus CEO on its genital herpes vaccine - MedCity News

Immunotherapy for STI treatment: Agenus CEO on its genital herpes vaccine - MedCity News | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Many companies, like Agenus, are contending to hit the market first in the race for a genital herpes vaccine. The thread that ties them together? Immunotherapy.
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'the immunotherapy approach in both cancer and in infectious disease like herpes had been “pooh-poohed” for years. But then, all of a sudden, everyone loves immunotherapy, in the context of cancers in particular.'

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Crash Test Dummies Gain Weight to Save Lives

Crash Test Dummies Gain Weight to Save Lives | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Obese people are 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash.
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'morbidly obese people 56 percent more likely to die in a car crash'.

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College students explore health through art and literature - USA TODAY College

College students explore health through art and literature - USA TODAY College | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
USA TODAY College College students explore health through art and literature USA TODAY College “Creating a health magazine on campus that catered to a more creative perspective was something very new and we decided right then and there that we...
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Cool! ...'their magazine strives to inform people about all aspects of health- not only fitness and nutrition, but psychological, social and mental well-being through creative articles and written work'.

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Drinking water contaminated by excreted drugs a growing concern

Drinking water contaminated by excreted drugs a growing concern | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
If we’re taking it, we’re also drinking it: painkillers, blood thinners, hormones, chemotherapy agents, even cocaine and amphetamines. What happens when excreted drugs get into drinking water?
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Although the chemicals — the diabetic drug metformin, the acid reflux drug ranitidine, and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide — are measured in nanograms per litre, and are extremely low, the levels detected have never been found before in North America.

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The new wisdom on nut allergies and infants: Pediatricians endorse early exposure - Washington Post

The new wisdom on nut allergies and infants: Pediatricians endorse early exposure - Washington Post | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
There's growing evidence to support the idea that exposing babies to allergens early on may be a legitimate way to prevent allergies later in life.
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Peanut allergy drug slated for 2018 - CNNMoney

Peanut allergy drug slated for 2018 - CNNMoney | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
A small French biopharmaceutical company has developed a new patch to help allergy sufferers increase their peanut tolerance.
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'The market for food allergy drugs could be extremely lucrative, worth nearly $21 billion a year'.

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New hope for kids with serious food allergies – Today's Parent

New hope for kids with serious food allergies – Today's Parent | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Peanut butter for babies and a pill to block anaphylactic reactions—the latest research on serious food allergies is good news for families.
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"scientists are hoping to go one step further and actually prevent anaphylactic reactions, thanks to a recently identified PAF-blocking compound. “We’re probably a year or two from implementing an anti-PAF pill,” says Grunebaum. The hope is that one day anaphylactic kids could take the anti-PAF pill before going to, say, a birthday party where they might be exposed to dangerous allergens."

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Blood Test Predicts Allergy Severity Equal To Gold Standard, But Without Risk ... - Medical Daily

Current finger pricks and food challenges don't combine the necessary accuracy and safety needed to screen for allergies.
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'Working against it are the costs and limited access, the researchers say. Few doctors use BAT in their practice. “This is perhaps due to the technical difficulties of the BAT because basophils are fragile and have short life spans,” the team wrote in their report. But given the early success with the new method, “perhaps further studies will provide support for the role of the BAT in routine allergy practice.”'

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Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.
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Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Melbourne-based study of children given nut protein with probiotic has transformed the lives of 80% of those who took part in clinical trial

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Peanut Allergies Could Be History By 2020 - Yahoo Health

Peanut Allergies Could Be History By 2020 - Yahoo Health | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
1 in 13 children have some sort of food allergy and the economic cost is estimated to be $25 billion a year.
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Is Better Treatment Possible for Children With Food Allergies?

Is Better Treatment Possible for Children With Food Allergies? | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Research conducted over the past few years, and now underway at our institution and others around the country, has generated promising developments in diagnosing and treating food allergies....
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of food allergies increased approximately 50 percent between 1997 and 2011 among U.S. children aged 17 and younger.

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DBV's peanut allergy patch tests well, boosting its market value to almost $1B - FierceDrugDelivery

DBV's peanut allergy patch tests well, boosting its market value to almost $1B - FierceDrugDelivery | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, France's DBV Technologies has been financing its food allergy patch, and a new study showing that the patch helps children tolerate more peanuts has boosted the market value to the tune of $1 billion, according to a report...
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Crash diets may be GOOD for you

Crash diets may be GOOD for you | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Last month, an Australian study in the Lancet showed rapid weight loss was more effective in the short term than a gradual, sustained approach.
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When the researchers followed up the participants two years later, both groups had regained most of the weight they had lost.


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Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study – WebMD

Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study – WebMD | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Antibiotics, contrast material for scans lead the list of triggers
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'nearly 60 percent of the allergy-related deaths were caused by medications, while less than 7 percent were caused by food allergies'

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More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions | Stress, Immunity & Resiliency | Scoop.it
Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say (More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions http://t.co/gDCNYU0IRo)...
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