Younger brothers and sisters of peanut-allergic children are at higher risk for peanut sensitivity than children in general. However, a Canadian study published in the June 2016 issue of Allergy found that siblings whose peanut allergy tests were negative prior to introduction did not have an allergic response when they ate peanut for the first… Continue reading In Siblings, Peanut Tolerance Is Predicted by Negative Test Results Prior to Introduction
FARE recently received the Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). FARE’s two-year project, “Empowering Patient Partners and Key Stakeholders to Develop a Patient-Centric Food Allergy Research Program,” seeks to address an unmet need in the research field by forming a partnership of patients empowered to work with other key stakeholders… Continue reading Interested in Providing the Patient Perspective in Research?
Earlier this month, FARE staff members attended the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, where researchers presented a number of new abstracts. Of interest to the food allergy community, both Aimmune Therapeutics and DBV Technologies presented new findings during the session for late-breaking abstracts. Aimmune Therapeutics Aimmune reported data… Continue reading Report from AAAAI: Aimmune and DBV Technologies Present New Findings
Epinephrine should be prescribed for all patients at risk of experiencing a severe reaction (anaphylaxis). Epinephrine is the only medication that can reverse the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Recent findings from poster presentations given at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reiterate the importance of having this life-saving medication available and… Continue reading New Findings on Epinephrine Availability and Use in Schools
Many children outgrow their food allergies as they reach their teenage or adult years. A food that used to cause a reaction by the immune system in a negative way is now neutral; the food is tolerated. A new study published in the January 28, 2016, online issue of Science by La Jolla Institute for Allergy… Continue reading New Insights on How Children Develop Allergies and Why Some Outgrow Them
While progress has been made over the years in the field of food allergy research, this potentially life-threatening disease affecting 15 million Americans has no cure. On Thursday, Jan. 21, senior leadership from FARE attended a meeting of the Allergenic Products Advisory Committee at the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, where committee members… Continue reading FARE Urges FDA to Help Meet the Unmet Need for Food Allergy Therapeutics
One year ago, FARE announced its new mission: to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. We are pleased to share a new video, “Food Allergy Voices: FARE’s Hope for the Future,” that captures the heart of our mission.… Continue reading [VIDEO] “Food Allergy Voices: FARE’s Hope for the Future”