Tag Archives: Food

ICER should include quality of life in the value of food allergy treatments – STAT

Walk into any classroom in America today and you’ll likely find at least two children with a food allergy. More than 40% of such children have experienced a serious allergic reaction such as anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur suddenly after exposure to something you’re allergic to, such as peanuts. This… Read More »

Gut microbes may determine whether infants develop food allergies

Allergies are more common in young childrenlisegagne/Getty By Ruby Prosser Scully Young immune systems are sensitive to food allergens if they don’t have the right gut bacteria, a study in mice suggests. Sung-Wook Hong of the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea and his colleagues have been investigating the effects of the microbiome on… Read More »

Can chewing gum kill you? Common food additive could lead to colorectal cancer

Scientists can’t prove titanium dioxide is dangerous and they can’t prove it’s safe — but this common food whitener is almost impossible to avoid, and manufacturers aren’t required to list it as an ingredient. Titanium dioxide is behind the sheen on sweets and the bleach-white colour of toothpastes and chewing gums, but new research shows… Read More »