McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Allergies

Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander — or to a food that doesn't cause a reaction in most people.

Mayo Clinic

A cure for peanut allergy?

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Recent news claim to have found a potential cure for peanut allergies. But is that really true?

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Peanut Allergy in Children

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This video explains the issues when a child has an allergy to peanuts including the potential for an anaphylactic reaction.

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Peanut Allergies in Infancy: To Be or Not to Be Peanut-Free?

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How oral exposure to peanuts during infancy may be key in preventing sensitization to peanuts through a mechanism known as oral tolerance.

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The food allergy affair

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This video provides information about life-threatening food allergies for patients and their families and friends.

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Can You Really Be Allergic to Exercise?

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This video discusses food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) in which an allergic reaction occurs during exercise when a specific type of food is eaten before or after exercise.

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Peptide Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Peanut Allergy

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In this video Elizabeth Simms presents an overview of peptide immunotherapy and it's potential role in treating patients with peanut allergy.

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Treating Allergies: Production of a Peptide Vaccine

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This video explores the biological foundation for allergies and a promising new treatment known as synthetic peptide immune-regulatory epitopes (SPIREs).

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