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FDA Approves First Medication to Help Reduce Allergic Reactions to Multiple Foods After Accidental Exposure

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Xolair is intended for repeated use to reduce the risk of allergic reactions and is not approved for the immediate emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.

Key Points: 
  • Xolair is intended for repeated use to reduce the risk of allergic reactions and is not approved for the immediate emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
  • "While it will not eliminate food allergies or allow patients to consume food allergens freely, its repeated use will help reduce the health impact if accidental exposure occurs."
  • Current treatment requires strict avoidance of the food(s) the patient is allergic to, and prompt administration of epinephrine to treat anaphylaxis should accidental exposures occur.
  • Xolair is the first FDA-approved medication to reduce allergic reactions to more than one type of food after accidental exposure.

FDA Approves Xolair as First and Only Medicine for Children and Adults With One or More Food Allergies

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Friday, February 16, 2024

People taking Xolair for food allergies should continue to avoid all foods they are allergic to (commonly referred to as “food allergen avoidance”).

Key Points: 
  • People taking Xolair for food allergies should continue to avoid all foods they are allergic to (commonly referred to as “food allergen avoidance”).
  • Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergies are the most common type and are typically characterized by the rapid onset of symptoms following exposure to certain food allergens.
  • Xolair is the first and only FDA-approved medicine to reduce allergic reactions in people with one or more food allergies.
  • About 3.4 million children and 13.6 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with IgE-mediated food allergies, based on estimates for 2024.

FDA approves Xolair® (omalizumab) as first and only medicine for children and adults with one or more food allergies

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Friday, February 16, 2024

People taking Xolair for food allergies should continue to avoid all foods they are allergic to (commonly referred to as "food allergen avoidance").

Key Points: 
  • People taking Xolair for food allergies should continue to avoid all foods they are allergic to (commonly referred to as "food allergen avoidance").
  • Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergies are the most common type and are typically characterized by the rapid onset of symptoms following exposure to certain food allergens3.
  • Xolair is the first and only FDA-approved medicine to reduce allergic reactions in people with one or more food allergies.
  • "Given the growing prevalence of food allergies, this news offers hope to the many children and adults who may benefit from a new way to help manage their food allergies."

7 crucial issues casting a shadow over Prabowo-Gibran’s likely Indonesian election victory

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Friday, February 16, 2024

After four election attempts and three presidential races, the 72-year-old Defence Minister is set to succeed President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who has been in power for a decade.

Key Points: 
  • After four election attempts and three presidential races, the 72-year-old Defence Minister is set to succeed President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who has been in power for a decade.
  • We summarised the views of nine academics on seven crucial issues that have become public discussions following recent presidential and vice-presidential debates.

1. Human rights and freedoms on the line

  • Prabowo had admitted his involvment in the kidnapping of pro-democracy activists in May 1998 riots, but said he released them.
  • Eka said it was concerning that Prabowo did not include any commitment to resolve past human rights violations in his election platform.
  • “Hoping for Prabowo to resolve the past human rights cases seems impossible.
  • It is difficult to expect Prabowo to be able to fully protect human rights, including civil, political, economic and socio-cultural rights of the entire community,” Eka said.

2. The New Capital’s funding challenge

  • Prabowo-Gibran’s victory means the development of the New Capital city in East Kalimantan, one of Jokowi’s signature projects, will continue as planned.
  • With many of Prabowo-Gibran’s campaign programs requiring substantial funding, including the free lunch and internet programs, money will be tight.
  • “There is still a burden from the debt inherited by the Jokowi administration, and the interest is also very high.
  • This does not include the risk of biodiversity loss due to the reduction in cover.

3. Food estate’s risk of failure

  • However, amid a changing climate and the risk of extreme weather, the food estate project is at high risk of failure.
  • Prabowo must reconsider the food estate project, Angga said, because Indonesia had already experienced two losses by forcing itself to boost mass agriculture: the Suharto-era million-hectare rice field project in Central Kalimantan and the food estate project in Merauke in Papua.

4. Strategies for nickel and other industries

  • Additionally, given its status as one of the world’s biggest nickel producers, Indonesia’s export ban on raw nickel and the flood of semi-finished nickel products in the international market has seen global nickel prices plummet.
  • Krisna said the downstream aspirations echoed by Prabowo-Gibran were not only about nickel, but also crude palm oil, coal and digital downstreaming.
  • “Some of these industries are varied, and many require a wide scale that may not be sufficient if they only rely on the domestic market.

5. Improving teacher and lecturer welfare

  • One study found increased welfare could encourage educators to improve the quality of the teaching and learning process.
  • Another study in 2019 showed the fulfilment of adequate welfare for teachers would increase teachers’ enthusiasm when working.
  • Hariyadi concluded that although necessary, improving welfare was not the only component needed to enhance the quality of public services, especially in the education sector.

6. Protecting independent research and academic freedom

  • In the presidential debates, Prabowo and his two competitors did not explain their understanding of academic freedom.
  • The discussion about the political environment, academic autonomy and the legal environment determining academic freedom was nowhere to be found.
  • Masduki said Prabowo should acknowledge academic autonomy from the very beginning: from planning research topics and building the research environment to receiving funding not flavoured with political messages.

7. Progress on helping children grow

  • The prevalence of stunting cannot go down quickly in only one leadership period, as it is caused by many factors.
  • “The Health Ministry has a program for the first 1000 days of a child’s life, starting during pregnancy.
  • “The target (of the program) is unclear, whether (it is) to overcome stunting, malnutrition or other nutrition.
  • Ultimately, budget allocations may hinder the efforts to reduce stunting, as Jokowi government has eliminated the mandatory spending for health.

Westrock Coffee Provides Business Announcements, Update on Preliminary 2023 Full Year Results, and Initial 2024 Outlook

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westrock Coffee Company (NASDAQ: WEST) (“Westrock Coffee” or the “Company”) today announced the expansion of capabilities at its Extract and Ready-to-Drink (“RTD”) facility in Conway, Arkansas, its entry into a non-binding letter of intent with Select Milk Producers (“Select Milk”) to establish a joint venture to build and operate an extended shelf life and aseptic, multi-serve bottle facility to be co-located at Select Milk’s facility in Littlefield, Texas, provided an update on its preliminary full year 2023 results, and provided its 2024 outlook.

Key Points: 
  • Westrock expects to produce and provide the joint venture with coffee extracts and concentrates from its Conway facility and Select Milk expects to provide the milk from its Littlefield facility.
  • Westrock and Select Milk anticipate the first product to ship from these lines in the first quarter of 2026.
  • In connection with today’s announcements, the Company is providing an update on anticipated 2023 full year results.
  • The Company will report its full year 2023 results on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 after market close.

Dairy Council of California Awards over $45,000 in Let’s Eat Healthy Community Grants

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Grants advance Dairy Council of California’s Let’s Eat Healthy Initiative, engaging nutrition champions to support equitable access to science-based nutrition education.

Key Points: 
  • Grants advance Dairy Council of California’s Let’s Eat Healthy Initiative, engaging nutrition champions to support equitable access to science-based nutrition education.
  • Funds also support food and agricultural literacy and help make healthy, wholesome foods, including milk and dairy foods, more accessible for local California communities.
  • Awardees include:
    “I have been a long-time fan of both the Dairy Council and Let's Eat Healthy, utilizing their online resources to help educate families and young children on the benefits of good nutrition.
  • “The Let’s Eat Healthy Community Grant provides our students with the essential knowledge and tools for a healthier future.

Global Ready to Drink Tea and Coffee Market Report, 2024: Market to Reach $172.28 Billion by 2030 - On-the-Go Lifestyle Fuels Surge in RTD Tea and Coffee Consumption - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Ready-to-drink Drink Tea and Coffee Market will reach US$ 172.28 Billion by 2030.

Key Points: 
  • Ready-to-drink Drink Tea and Coffee Market will reach US$ 172.28 Billion by 2030.
  • The RTD tea and coffee market is shifting in quality to keep pace with increased interest in healthier ingredients and authentic experiences.
  • Health advantages coupled with RTD tea and coffee consumption drive consumers' attention, particularly the aging population, further boosting consumer inclination towards RTD tea and coffee.
  • Product Category segments the RTD Tea and Coffee Market into RTD Tea and RTD Coffee.

More Americans are Feeling Fatigued; MegaFood Launches 3-in-1 Iron Energy Gummies to Power Your Days

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

* While the Blood Builder iron supplements were developed for people with iron deficiency, MegaFood Iron Energy Gummies offers a lower potency formula with a moderate 4 mg of iron per serving to support the whole family's energy needs.

Key Points: 
  • * While the Blood Builder iron supplements were developed for people with iron deficiency, MegaFood Iron Energy Gummies offers a lower potency formula with a moderate 4 mg of iron per serving to support the whole family's energy needs.
  • *
    Since 60% of Americans report feeling fatigued,1 MegaFood is developing products to support healthy energy levels.
  • With over 40 years of experience expertly crafting iron supplements, MegaFood's Iron Energy Gummies are a solution for the whole family.
  • Iron Energy Gummies are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and made with pectin and only 1 g of sugar per serving.

Animal Protection Party of Canada: Good for Remilk, for Canada, for Animals, and for Us. Boo to Italy.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “We are happy to see recent technological developments that bode well for ecological health, human health, food security, and compassion for animals,” says Barry MacKay, Animal Protection Party’s General Manager.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “We are happy to see recent technological developments that bode well for ecological health, human health, food security, and compassion for animals,” says Barry MacKay, Animal Protection Party’s General Manager.
  • It was announced on February 5th that Health Canada has sent a “letter of no objection” to Remilk, a company specializing in food technology.
  • While able to produce cheese, yogurt, milk, and ice cream indistinguishable from that derived from lactating cows, the new product does not require cattle.
  • Adaptation is not merely the key to species survival, it is the only means by which survival can occur.

This Valentine’s Day, embrace green as the new colour of love

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

But there’s another hue with a secret, sensual history longing for embrace: green.

Key Points: 
  • But there’s another hue with a secret, sensual history longing for embrace: green.
  • In these times of conflict, 2024 is the year we should remember what connects rather than divides us, and embrace green as the colour of love.

Green is at the heart


In the ancient Indian chakra tradition, green is the colour of the heart. The heart organ has long been associated with love. A chakra, conceptualised as a wheel of whirling energy, balances particular emotions and the health of the body. The heart chakra at the centre of the chest represents loving-kindness, compassion and care.

  • Green has a range of cross-cultural meanings to do with balance, peace and hope.
  • It is important in the Catholic faith for hope and life, as in Judaism, where it means renewal.
  • It symbolised a young woman’s sexuality, and being “greensick” was a term for a youth in unrequited love.


During the Renaissance, pastoral and woodland settings symbolised nature, pleasure, freedom and lack of convention, as Arden does in Shakespeare’s As You Like It and the forest in A Midsummer Night’s Dream: an alternative Green World, an erotic Eden. Bawdy Renaissance madrigals such as Now is the Month of Maying included references to a “barley break” (a roll in the hay) and lads and lasses making merry upon the “greeny grass”.

Hidden greens

  • Old songs give us some clues to the secret, erotic symbolism of the colour green and its fateful relationship to women’s sexuality.
  • The Tudor version of Greensleeves contains suggestive lyrics regarding crimson stockings with gold above the knee and pumps as white as milk, and a grassy-green gown.
  • Green in mediaeval times was also a sign of female promiscuity rather than free love.
  • Wearing green reputedly signalled a woman’s willingness to make love, since it denoted fertility and the loss of virginity.


In the Middle Ages, healers and wise-women who held vital medicinal plant and herb use, as well as some who may have practised folk magic for alluring charms and love potions, were persecuted for their knowledge as witches. The female witch is so associated with green that in The Wizard of Oz she was given green skin.

A contradictory colour


Green carries negative connotations such as poison, jealousy and envy: the green-eyed monster. Greenwashing or green-sheening are terms for the promotion of dubious environmental products. In Green Sense a treatise that explores botanical aesthetics, cultural studies academic John Ryan argues the contradiction of green comes from it being the shade of growth and decomposition: both birth and death.

  • Part noun, part adjective, part adverb and part verb, we see green, and we can also shop, build, vote and think green.
  • We can feel green: during the Renaissance, he writes, being possessed by the passions was likened to wearing green spectacles.
  • Smith also contends that we can hear colours: to hear green would be to listen longingly, as we do to love songs.
  • Across the globe, there are calls for the growth of love.
  • ': how crime books embraced lurid green


Elizabeth Reid Boyd does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.