Boiled peanuts could help overcome child peanut allergy, clinical trial shows


credit:

Peanuts are one of the world's most common allergies, afflicting some 17 million Europeans under the age of 25, according to data from the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients.

Now researchers in Australia are reporting in the Clinical & Experimental Allergy journal that they've made "promising early signs" that using boiled peanuts to treat children with peanut allergies could be safe and effective.

"Unfortunately, oral immunotherapy doesn't work for everyone and we are in the process of improving our understanding of how these treatments work and what factors can influence how people respond to treatment," Flinders University researcher Tim Chataway says in a press release.

In the clinical trial, 70 peanut-allergic children between the ages of 6 and 18 ate boiled peanuts for 12 hours a day for 12 weeks, two-hour boiled peanuts for 20 weeks, and roasted peanuts for 20 weeks.

The children were given small and increasing doses of boiled peanuts, and when they showed no signs of an allergic reaction, increasing doses of roasted peanuts were then provided to increase their tolerance in the next stage of treatment.

Of the 70 participants, 66% became desensitized to peanuts after eating 12 roasted peanuts without allergic reactions, and only three withdrew from the trial due to adverse events.

"This clinical trial could help develop...

Read the Entire Article


Selected Grant News Headlines

A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Next-Gen Behavioral Health Facilities Use Design Innovation as Part of the Treatment

In Knox County, Tenn., two-fifths of the 488,000 people who live there deal with some sort of mental health breakdown, per a recent report by the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee. And...more

Rapid Digital Manufacturing Solution Will Increase Patient Care through Innovative ...

"We now have the ability to print products on our own locally rather than rely on external suppliers." That's the pronouncement of Ron Johnson, VP of Innovation and Rural Health at Canada's...more

Quebec Provides Nearly $1.2 Million for Health Innovation Projects

The Canadian company Amylior is working with a regional health board in Montreal to develop an app that would help manage the risks associated with pressure sores among wheelchair users, the CBC...more

India'S G20 Presidency Excellent Opportunity to Highlight Indian Innovations, Says Bill Gates ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

India's G20 presidency may be winding down, but that doesn't mean it's done with Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week and...more

Committee Named to Aid Center for Innovation Director Search

The University of Michigan is on the hunt for a new director for its Center for Innovation in Detroit. The center, which is set to open in the fall, will focus on education, entrepreneurship, and...more

Innovative App for Detecting Malnutrition Wins 2023 Gold Anthem Award
Foundation: Nike

"We're working to change the paradigm of how we screen for malnutrition, which can ultimately help treat more children and save more lives." That's the pronouncement of Laura Medialdea Marcos,...more

Health in 3D: New App Helps Parents Visualize Their Child's Heart Disorder

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common type of birth defect in the US, affecting nearly 40,000 births each year. One in every four congenital heart defects is a critical health need,...more

I³R, UAMS and Health Tech Industry Collaborate to Deliver Innovation for Impact

A woman who lost her legs to amputation at age 5 is about to become the first person in the world to experience a sense of touch, grip force, and hand opening with a neural-enabled prosthetic...more

Despite Retro Name, Health Datapalooza Looks Ahead To Patient-Centered Digital Future

"The purpose of Datapalooza is getting beyond the hype to show what's going to work in the real world, what's the value to patient care," says Dr. Lisa Simpson, a physician who leads AcademyHealth,...more

Interpreting the Message of Europe'S New Health 'Vision'

The European Union's health care system is in dire need of reform, according to a new report from the EU Health Coalition. The report, which the Pharmaceutical Executive calls "a vision for...more







Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Merging Social Entrepreneurship and MBA Degrees


Today, more individuals are “seeking meaning in what they do”. They are continuously exploring, learning and implementing how their business ideas can benefit the environment or disadvantaged communities.




Nonprofit Jobs

  Program Director Jobs
  Fundraising & Development Jobs
  Substance Abuse Jobs
  Social Services Employment
  Social Work Jobs


Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs


Brookwood-Sago Grant | NEW ERA RURAL TECHNOLOGY COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM | Rural Business Development Grant | American Overseas Research Centers | Educational Exchange_Teachers from Secondary and Postsecondary Levels and School Administrators | Rehabilitation Long-Term Training | Nonprofit Capacity Building | Congressionally Directed Assistance | | Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2023 Copyright Michael Saunders