Food allergy - top articles for June 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about food allergy for June 2012:

"There is still misunderstanding in the general public about food allergy and how serious it can. Concerns that skin contact or inhalation might trigger severe food allergic reactions not supported - the vast majority happened from ingestion. Only 30% of severe food allergic reactions were appropriately treated with EpiPen, even when caregivers felt that was warranted. "Parents are surprised how quickly and effectively epinephrine works in food allergic reactions", yet many afraid to use it - USA Today

11% of children are being given the food they're allergic to on purpose, by caregivers, to see how they'll react

Care for babies with food allergies lagging: study | Reuters

The future of research in pediatric allergy: What should the focus be? (full text)

Food Allergy: Making an Accurate Diagnosis - 40-minute CME video with leading experts from Medscape

Sesame Food Allergy may affect 0.1–0.2 % of the population, only one fatality has been reported

Evaluating a possible allergic reaction to beer is a difficult task - AAAAI Ask the Allergist

FDA Sends Warning Letter to Pfizer Over EpiPen Ads - full text here:

Egg white-specific serum IgG4/IgE ratio predicts outcome of food challenges

Epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylaxis. Adult intramuscular dose is 0.3 to 0.5 ml of 1:1,000 concentration

Nonallergen-specific experimental treatments for food allergy: Chinese Herbal Formula, Anti-IgE,
Probiotics and Prebiotics

Hygiene hypothesis may explain south/north geographical differences in prevalence of asthma and sarcoidosis

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

Image source: Wikipedia, GNU Free Documentation License.

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