Tag Archives: Allergy

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 »

Woman develops donor's peanut allergy after lung transplant

There have only been about four or five case reports in which organ recipients have acquired peanut allergies with anaphylaxis following a lung transplant. (iStock) Sometimes, you just really want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And, as long as you’re not allergic to the ingredients, that’s totally fine. At least, that’s what one woman thought. The 68-year-old… Read More »