Sunday, March 15, 2009


I know a lot of people who's kid(s) suffer from sever peanut allergies and what they go through to ensure that they don't come in contact with peanuts/nuts is quite the task.

But now there is the possibility that that one day they wont have to worry:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have the first evidence that life-threatening peanut allergies may be cured one day.

A few children now are allergy-free thanks to a scary treatment — tiny amounts of the very food that endangered them.

But over several years, the children's bodies learned to tolerate peanuts. Immune-system tests show no sign of remaining allergy in five youngsters, and others can withstand amounts that once would have left them wheezing or worse, scientists reported Sunday.

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