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Progress On Nut Allergies: Desensitizing Technique Can Help

Progress On Nut Allergies: Desensitizing Technique Can Help

Arnold Schwarzenegger's catchphrase from the 1984 film "The Terminator" — "I'll Be Back" — might just be on the tip of Mr. Peanut's tongue these days. In recent years, Mr. P, the iconic monocled mascot of the Planters Peanut Co., has been persona non grata in school districts across the state as educators and health officials adopted measures to protect the health and safety of the growing number of students with potentially fatal food allergies. But while the first line of defense for those with known food allergies has been avoidance, researchers also are looking for ways to better manage allergies with the hope being that one day they can...

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