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Woman Dies After Kissing Boyfriend Who Ate Peanut Butter Sandwich

Now her mom is speaking out

(Newser) - Four years ago, 20-year-old Myriam Ducre-Lemay died after kissing her boyfriend who had just eaten a peanut butter sandwich, CTV News reports. Now her mother, Micheline Ducre, is speaking out to keep the same thing from happening to anyone else's kids. After getting home from a party, Myriam's... More »

710K Hostess Snacks Recalled

Over the potential of undeclared peanut residue

(Newser) - If you have a peanut allergy, you may want to hold off on opening that box of Ding Dongs. Hostess is recalling 710,000 cases of some of its products over undeclared peanut residue they might contain, CBS News reports. In addition to Ding Dongs, the items being recalled include... More »

Restaurateur Gets 6 Years for Curry That Killed Customer

Man had warned staff about peanut allergy

(Newser) - A dishonest, penny-pinching British restaurateur is going to prison for a curry dish that killed a customer . Mohammed Zaman was sentenced to six years after being found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and several food-safety offenses in the 2014 death of Paul Wilson, who had a severe allergy to... More »

Restaurateur on Trial Over Deadly Curry

Prosecutors say he subbed in peanuts to save money, never told customers

(Newser) - A most unusual manslaughter trial is unfolding in the UK, one that revolves around "death by curry," as a post at Munchies puts it. Prosecutors accuse restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman of subbing in peanuts for almonds in his ground mix to save money and deliberately concealing the switch... More »

Couple: Son's Peanut Allergy Got Us Booted From Flight

And now they're getting hate mail about it

(Newser) - Kyson and Sara Dana were just trying to make sure their son, Theo, would be safe as they flew from Provo, Utah, back home to Oakland, California, on Monday. They approached a flight attendant on their Allegiant Air flight to mention that the toddler has a peanut allergy. They just... More »

Key to Preventing Peanut Allergies Is ... Peanuts

Results apply to other allergenic foods

(Newser) - A new study has bolstered the case that the key to preventing peanut allergies in kids is to feed kids peanuts. A study conducted last year found that babies who were fed "peanut butter mush" were 80% less likely to develop a peanut allergy by age 5, NPR reports.... More »

Teen Dies After Eating Peanut Butter S'more

Simon Katz, who had severe allergy, went into anaphylactic shock

(Newser) - One of Simon Katz's favorite treats was a s'more, which is probably why he dove into the dessert without hesitation in the parking lot of his Colorado school during a homecoming bonfire on Monday. The decision cost him his life. Simon, who had a severe peanut allergy, had... More »

To Stave Off Peanut Allergies, Give Babies Peanuts

Pediatricians group recommends exposing kids to nuts before they turn 1

(Newser) - A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. The interim guidance is in response to a major allergy study published earlier this year that found that exposure to peanuts in infancy seemed to help build tolerance—... More »

Why Your Kid's Asthma Might Mask a Peanut Allergy

Study: 10% of children with asthma have peanut sensitivity

(Newser) - To an asthma sufferer, a fit of wheezing and coughing probably seems like your average asthma attack. A new study, however, suggests shortness of breath and other symptoms linked to asthma might actually indicate a peanut allergy. After analyzing the records of 1,517 children with asthma at an Ohio... More »

After Blood Transfusion, Boy Allergic to Peanuts

And fish, in 'extremely rare' case

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy in Canada never had any problems eating salmon or peanuts. Then, within just a few weeks of getting a blood transfusion as part of his treatment for brain cancer, he ate salmon and experienced a severe allergic reaction within 10 minutes. The same thing happened when he... More »

Study: You Should Be Feeding Your Baby Peanuts

Study on infants a game changer, experts say

(Newser) - The steep rise in peanut allergies in recent years may have been caused by parents deciding not to feed their children peanuts, according to a new study that the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says has "the potential to transform how we approach food... More »

Scientists Take Big Step Toward Peanut Allergy Cure

Study sees 80% of sufferers improved

(Newser) - As many as three million Americans may be allergic to peanuts, the Huffington Post has reported, with one study suggesting that the number of kids with the allergy doubled between 1997 and 2002. But those who are affected may have a reason to smile: A new study could point the... More »

College Student Killed by Peanut Allergy

Chandler Swink somehow came in contact with peanut butter at friend's apartment

(Newser) - A 19-year-old college student in Michigan has died after accidentally coming into contact with peanut butter at a friend's apartment on Nov. 19. The Oakland Press reports that Chandler Swink was diagnosed at age two with the most severe level of nut allergy—level six. Someone at the apartment... More »

What We Do to Peanuts Causes Allergies

Dry-roasted nuts trigger strong immune system response

(Newser) - People in East Asia eat just as many peanuts as people in North America and Europe but have much lower rates of peanut allergy; researchers believe they now know why. Scientists injected mice with proteins from peanuts that had been dry-roasted and from raw peanuts and found that the roasted... More »

Pregnant Moms: You Can Eat Nuts After All

They will protect your child from allergies, research says

(Newser) - Munching on nuts during pregnancy: a benefit or a hazard? Contradicting an earlier study, researchers say that nut-eating while pregnant lowers the chance of the child developing a peanut or tree-nut allergy, Huffington Post reports. Researchers compared data on more than 8,200 children with their mothers' diets, and found... More »

Boy's Peanut Allergy Cured by Bone Marrow Transplant?

Boy, 10, remains peanut allergy-free—and cancer-free, too

(Newser) - A bone marrow transplant is thought to have cured both the cancer and the peanut allergy of a 10-year-old boy, LiveScience reports. The boy, who was being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, remains both cancer- and peanut allergy-free, doctors said at a meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma,... More »

Dodgers Beating Witness Dies Suddenly

Key witness in Stow case dies from peanut allergy

(Newser) - The case against two men accused of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow into a coma outside Dodger Stadium has been dealt a serious setback by a salad. Key witness Matthew Lee, who was also assaulted by Stow's attackers, died suddenly on the weekend, apparently after suffering an allergic reaction... More »

1 in 13 US Kids Has Food Allergy

New research doubles government estimate

(Newser) - One in 13 American kids suffers from food allergies, a study finds: That’s 6 million children, double the number most recently estimated by the CDC. Some 40% of them have severe reactions to the foods in question, most commonly peanuts and milk, a figure researchers say emphasizes the fact... More »

Wife: Hubby's Ex Tried to Assault Me With Peanut Butter

Peanut butter-smeared letter could lead to charges

(Newser) - Anyone might find a letter smeared with peanut butter a bit odd, but one woman considered it … assault. The woman says her husband’s ex-wife sent him the letter, and since she’s highly allergic to peanuts, she believes it was actually an attempt to harm her. She found... More »

DoT: Oops, We Can't Ban Peanuts on Planes

Allergy sufferers are out of luck

(Newser) - The Department of Transportation has been publicly considering banning or restricting the distribution of peanuts on airplanes, in deference to those with severe allergies. But when it issued its latest airline rules yesterday, it revealed that it literally couldn’t do anything—thanks to a 12-year-old law specifically preventing them... More »

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