Boiling peanuts might help stop food allergies

Boiling peanuts and then eating them under medical supervision might help stop food allergies Eating peanuts that have been boiled in water could cut the risk of life-threatening reactions in those who are allergic, according to researchers at Imperial College London, who are now testing the approach in a trial. Boiling…

Allergies Won’t Up Your Odds for Severe COVID

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 — In a study of hospitalized patients who had COVID-19, outcomes for those who had allergies were similar to those of other patients, a new study reports. The findings were scheduled to be presented to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), which was…

Don’t let allergies spoil your holidays

(HealthDay)—Asthma or allergies can put a damper on holiday gatherings. But there are ways you can stay healthy, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says. “Everyone wants this time of year to be picture-perfect. But when there are runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezing involved, the picture is…

How common are food allergies, really?

According to recent studies, the prevalence of food allergies has been increasing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) name eight common allergenic foods recognized by law: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts (which include walnuts), peanuts, wheat, and soybean. The FDA have estimated that these foods and their derivates are…