Tag Archives: allergy

Boy with allergy died after cheese was flicked at him, inquest told – The Guardian

A schoolboy with a dairy allergy was left gasping for breath and shouted “I’m going to die” minutes after a fellow pupil flicked cheese at him, an inquest has heard. Karanbir Singh Cheema, 13, known as Karan, went from “absolutely fine” to unconscious in under 10 minutes after the incident at William Perkin Church of… Read More »

Still hope for success of peanut allergy patch, expert says tweaks may be needed – Health24

Delivering “exposure therapy” via a patch to help curb peanut allergy in kids is somewhat effective, but not as good as delivering the tiny amounts of peanut by mouth, new research shows. The international trial involved 356 children, aged 4 to 11, from five countries. All had been diagnosed with peanut allergy and were asked… Read More »

New peanut allergy treatments show promise. But for me, it still seems risky

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Whenever I see a report touting possible new peanut allergy treatments, I devour it. I can’t help it. It’s an occupational hazard for any health journalist whose reporting specialty and medical history intertwine. I write about the business of health care, focusing on how consumers interact with the… Read More »