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Food allergy refers to the adverse reaction the body's immune system has to certain foods in some individuals. While most allergic reactions are mild and easily managed, these responses can also be serious and life threatening, causing anaphylaxis and even death.
Children's National and NIAID launch pediatric clinical research partnership

Children's National and NIAID launch pediatric clinical research partnership

Paracetamol use in infancy may increase risk of developing asthma by the age of 18

Paracetamol use in infancy may increase risk of developing asthma by the age of 18

Children born by cesarean more likely to develop food allergies, shows study

Children born by cesarean more likely to develop food allergies, shows study

Study finds tick bite meat allergy as most common cause of anaphylaxis

Study finds tick bite meat allergy as most common cause of anaphylaxis

New approach to cultivate hypoallergenic tomato and strawberry varieties

New approach to cultivate hypoallergenic tomato and strawberry varieties

Children with pre-existing allergies should be screened for eosinophilic esophagitis

Children with pre-existing allergies should be screened for eosinophilic esophagitis

Children with ASD more likely to suffer from food allergy, study finds

Children with ASD more likely to suffer from food allergy, study finds

Study identifies key food allergy policies that parents want in schools to improve safety of kids

Study identifies key food allergy policies that parents want in schools to improve safety of kids

New award will help research into immune system differences that trigger food allergies

New award will help research into immune system differences that trigger food allergies

Intranasal spray shows promise for peanut allergy suppression

Intranasal spray shows promise for peanut allergy suppression

Nasal vaccine may suppress peanut allergy in mice, study shows

Nasal vaccine may suppress peanut allergy in mice, study shows

Acid-suppressing medicines and antibiotics in infancy linked to later allergic disease risk

Acid-suppressing medicines and antibiotics in infancy linked to later allergic disease risk

Many parents still hesitate to try early peanut introduction, survey finds

Many parents still hesitate to try early peanut introduction, survey finds

Survey of school nurses underscores dire need to develop more feasible food allergy policies

Survey of school nurses underscores dire need to develop more feasible food allergy policies

New suggests different approach to eczema treatment

New suggests different approach to eczema treatment

Children persistently allergic to cow's milk may remain shorter, lighter than kids with nut allergies

Children persistently allergic to cow's milk may remain shorter, lighter than kids with nut allergies

Study connects challenges of food allergies with personality traits

Study connects challenges of food allergies with personality traits

New study identifies possible target for treatment of dangerous allergic reactions

New study identifies possible target for treatment of dangerous allergic reactions

Kids show signs of mental disorder soon after being diagnosed with chronic illness

Kids show signs of mental disorder soon after being diagnosed with chronic illness

Special precautions not required when people with egg allergy take flu shots

Special precautions not required when people with egg allergy take flu shots