Peanut Allergy: The Paradigm-Changing Research

Child holding peanut in front of her face
Dr. Matthew J. Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc
Dr. Matthew J. Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc

Here’s a great interview with Dr. Matthew Greenhawt on the latest research regarding  early peanut introduction for high risk infants in order to prevent peanut allergies later in life. The results are quite remarkable and will hopefully lead to official protocols after additional studies are completed.

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Antibiotic overuse might be why so many people have allergies

We are all familiar with the warnings that overuse of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistant bacteria. But researchers are now finding that antibiotic overuse might also be a cause of allergies. This applies to antibiotics pregnant mothers take as well.

Miscellaneous pills
Various pills. Credit: Wikipedia

Antibiotic overuse might be why so many people have allergies

By Avery August
September 28, 2015

Scientists have warned for decades that the overuse of antibiotics leads to the development of drug-resistant bacteria, making it harder to fight infectious disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that drug resistant bacteria cause 23,000 deaths and two million illnesses each year.

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‘Stock Epi’ Expanding Well Beyond Schools Under New Laws

‘Stock Epi’ Expanding Well Beyond Schools Under New Laws

Nona Narvaez Lobbying
Nona Narvaez lobbying for Minnesota law

The good news is 16 states have now passed “entity laws”, which is legislation that permits venues such as theme parks, sports arenas and restaurants to stock and maintain epinephrine auto-injectors. Now there are 34 more to go including NY! We join other advocates in hoping epi-pens become as commonplace as AEDs and fire extinguishers in all public gathering places.

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