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Food allergies occur when the immune system identifies the proteins contained within food as foreign bodies and mounts an attack in the same way as it does when microbes and bacteria are detected.
People with peanut allergies avoid tree nuts despite being non-allergic to them

People with peanut allergies avoid tree nuts despite being non-allergic to them

Children with persistent cow's milk allergy are smaller and weigh less than peers

Children with persistent cow's milk allergy are smaller and weigh less than peers

Researchers identify novel genes associated with severity of peanut allergy

Researchers identify novel genes associated with severity of peanut allergy

Children with food allergies are seen sooner when treated by community pediatricians

Children with food allergies are seen sooner when treated by community pediatricians

Early introduction to allergenic foods can prevent food allergies in certain infants

Early introduction to allergenic foods can prevent food allergies in certain infants

MIT researchers develop method to isolate T cells primed for certain allergies or infections

MIT researchers develop method to isolate T cells primed for certain allergies or infections

Recommendations to help manage five common holiday-related stressors

Recommendations to help manage five common holiday-related stressors

Tailored T-cells safe, may be effective in preventing and treating multiple viral infections

Tailored T-cells safe, may be effective in preventing and treating multiple viral infections

New treatment stops peanut allergy for 6 weeks with single dose

New treatment stops peanut allergy for 6 weeks with single dose

New information on benefits of oral food challenges when diagnosing food allergies

New information on benefits of oral food challenges when diagnosing food allergies

Allergy shots effective in reducing PFAS symptoms in pediatric patients

Allergy shots effective in reducing PFAS symptoms in pediatric patients

Online information on food allergies has negative impact on medical decisions

Online information on food allergies has negative impact on medical decisions

HIMC at Mount Sinai to evaluate therapeutic effects of novel cancer immunotherapy

HIMC at Mount Sinai to evaluate therapeutic effects of novel cancer immunotherapy

Sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies

Sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies

Nearly half of parents have declined kids' play date invitations, poll finds

Nearly half of parents have declined kids' play date invitations, poll finds

Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies

Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies

Heavier babies may be at greater risk of childhood allergies

Heavier babies may be at greater risk of childhood allergies

Meat allergy triggered by tick bites explained

Meat allergy triggered by tick bites explained

Kent State researcher receives NIH funding to teach children food allergy safety skills

Kent State researcher receives NIH funding to teach children food allergy safety skills

Sesame could be added to the list of allergens on food packaging

Sesame could be added to the list of allergens on food packaging