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Peanut allergies spur Southwest to switch its free onboard snacks

July 11, 2018 |

Southwest Airlines, the carrier that has for years used its free peanut snacks as a marketing gimmick, will stop serving nuts on flights starting Aug. 1.

The Dallas-based low-cost carrier cited concerns over passengers with peanut allergies as a key reason why its flight attendants will switch…


L.A. Times – Business

This Could Be a Breakthrough in Treating Peanut Allergies

February 21, 2018 |

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut powder helped children build tolerance in a major study, the AP reports. Doctors have been testing daily doses of peanut, contained in a capsule…
Newser

Peanut allergy treatment succeeds in study

February 20, 2018 |

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A California company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate the nuts in a major study.

Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some have life-threatening reactions…


L.A. Times – Business

Final Peanut Butter Escapee Recaptured

August 2, 2017 |

Authorities in Florida have captured the last of 12 prisoners who fled an Alabama county jail in a scheme involving peanut butter . The Martin County Sheriff’s Office announced on social media that local deputies and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force captured 24-year-old Bradley Andrew Kilpatrick Tuesday night at a…
Newser

12 Inmates Escaped With Peanut Butter Trick

August 1, 2017 |

Peanut butter was the key ingredient in Sunday evening’s mass escape from an Alabama jail, Sheriff James Underwood says. The sheriff says the 12 men escaped after using peanut butter to change a door number, AL.com reports. They then convinced a new guard in the control room to open…
Newser

New app Peanut is ‘Tinder for mom friends’

May 29, 2017 |

It’s hard to make friends as an adult.

It’s even harder if you’re a new mom, when the friends who made up your regular brunch-and-happy-hour crew don’t all pivot into parenthood at the same time.

Michelle Kennedy was that new mom 3½ years ago. She was browsing Instagram during a 2 a.m. feeding…


L.A. Times – Business

Frat Member Faces Jail Over Peanut Butter Stunt

April 11, 2017 |

A Central Michigan University student accused of spreading peanut butter on the face of a passed out teen with a peanut allergy faces jail time over the stunt. Dale Merza, 20, has been charged with misdemeanor hazing and faces up to 93 days in jail and a $ 1,000 fine…
Newser

Peanut Allergy Skin Patch Looks Promising in First Trial

October 29, 2016 |

Peanut allergies are on the rise, and some are so severe as to result in anaphylaxis (often causing swelling, vomiting, and a drop in blood pressure) and death, reports the Mayo Clinic . Even without harmful exposures, constant vigilance can be stressful, but treatments don’t yet exist—while research suggests that…
Newser

Cops: Peanut Butter Bandit Hit ‘Trump Rally,’ Smeared Cars

October 24, 2016 |

Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in Amherst, in central Wisconsin, that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally. WSAW-TV reports that investigators say the Monday night conservation group meeting in Amherst had nothing to…
Newser

Woman Dies After Kissing Boyfriend Who Ate Peanut Butter Sandwich

June 13, 2016 |

Four years ago, 20-year-old Myriam Ducre-Lemay died after kissing her boyfriend who had just eaten a peanut butter sandwich, CTV News reports. Now her mother, Micheline Ducre, is speaking out to keep the same thing from happening to anyone else’s kids. After getting home from a party, Myriam’s boyfriend made…
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