The prevalence of food allergy in the adult population of the United States has been estimated at about 9 percent. Yet the true rate and severity of food allergies among U.S. adults is largely unknown. So a group of researchers, many associated with Northwestern University, decided to look into it.
Gastroenterologist Peter H.R. Green, MD, is one of the nation’s leading experts and researchers on celiac disease.
How many times have you gone to the gym and just wanted to get a good cardio workout? Often when we exercise, we’re thinking solely about improving our body’s fitness or function. We may not be thinking about how it can improve our mental and emotional well-being.
Ever look at a label and wonder if the product is safe for your gluten-free diet? Of course, you have! Gluten, which is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley, sneaks into the most surprising places—from soy sauce in restaurant dishes to cross-contaminated oats in nutrition bars and snack foods. We all have a story or two about a close encounter with gluten.
A 6-year-old boy may be the first documented case of allergy to secondhand marijuana smoke. The case study was presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.
People at risk for anaphylaxis are always advised to keep their EpiPens at room temperature. So U.S. researchers examined whether freezing the device would impact its functionality. After freezing 104 EpiPens for 24 hours, thawing and testing performance, they found that the devices still worked correctly.
An oral immunotherapy drug treatment developed by Aimmune Therapeutics, shows promise in helping children with severe peanut allergy build tolerance to small amounts of peanut.
The small study found that seafood allergies are rarely outgrown, with the condition becoming resolved in less than 1 percent of participants.
ImmusanT announced it has started its Phase 2 trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Nexvax2, the company’s therapeutic vaccine for celiac disease. It targets patients who carry the HLA-DQ2.5 gene, about 90 percent of people with celiac disease.
Celiac disease is two times more prevalent in those who have psoriasis than in those who don’t. Those with positive blood results for celiac disease have shown significant improvement in their psoriasis symptoms and their skin biopsy findings after going gluten-free for three months.