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News tag: peanut


Blood test indicates severity of food allergy

1 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Predicting reactions to peanuts is now easier with a newly developed blood test. Life-threatening reactions to peanuts and shellfish pose great danger, similar to allergies to cow’s milk, eggs and wheat. Currently, doctors use a skin prick test to detect allergies, measuring the levels of a protein called sIgE (allergen-specific…


Peanut-contaminated cumin results in FDA issuing allert

19 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People with peanut allergies should avoid cumin, as several shipments of the spice tested positive for peanuts not listed on the label, US Food and Drug Administration has warned. On Wednesday, the agency issued an alert saying that people allergic to peanuts or highly sensitive may be at risk of…


Roasted peanuts causing worse allergies than raw peanuts

22 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Those allergic to peanuts receive yet another bad news. Apparently, roasted peanuts trigger allergic reactions more frequently and more severe than raw peanuts, a new research reveals. The Oxford University study, performed on mice, suggests drying peanuts produces chemical changes that weaken the immune system, creating the possibility of allergic…