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I will try to be brief:. First of all, it is important to understand that food does not cause eczema, nor does food cause allergy. Eczema or in medical terms, atopic dermatitis is one of the important symptoms that can result from an allergic reaction to food. Eczema can also occur as a response to an allergic reaction to environmental allergens such as dust mites, mold spores, animal dander, and plant pollens, among others.

Eczema as a symptom of food allergy seems to be much more frequent in early childhood than later in life. The first symptoms that alert health care providers and parents that a baby is allergic or atopic are in the digestive tract often exhibited as symptoms such as prolonged colic, vomiting, and diarrhea and in the skin eczema and hives.

In babies under the age of six months, eliminating the foods that are triggering symptoms often leads to a significant improvement in the eczema, and in some cases, total remission. In our experience in the Allergy Nutrition Clinic at Vancouver Hospital, the foods that most frequently trigger the onset of eczema in babies and children tend to be: Of course every baby is an individual, and may have been sensitized to foods other than those on the above list. Unfortunately, we do not see the same degree of improvement in older children because after a year, environmental allergens dust mites, mold spores, pollens, animal dander begin to be as, or more, important than foods as a cause for the eczema.

Thereafter, whenever the baby encounters these allergens, the immune system is primed to respond with symptoms of allergy. Sometimes this allergy is eczema, but it can also be expressed as rhinitis nasal stuffiness and wheezing which can be a symptom of asthma when the allergens have sensitized tissues of the respiratory tract.

So, your 2 year-old is exhibiting signs of allergy, possibly to both foods and environmental allergens. This would explain the obvious increase in the severity of his eczema, and his rhinitis and wheezing, when he has been in an environment where the level of the allergens in his case dust and cat dander , are unusually high.

I would advise you to take your son to a pediatrician or pediatric allergist for allergy evaluation and RAST, which is a blood test that will demonstrate whether he has been sensitized to specific allergens, both in foods and in the environment.

Skin testing is not advisable for children who have eczema, because their skin is already highly reactive and will frequently produce false positive results, as well as creating a possible route for sensitization to allergens in the test reagents. Since your son is fairly young he might still be reacting adversely to some foods in his diet. A short time trial from two weeks to a month on a diet that excludes the most frequent food allergens eggs, milk and milk products, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and green peas should show improvement in his symptoms if foods are playing a significant role in the eczema.

We do not want to put him at any nutritional risk as a result of removing important food groups such as milk and milk products from his diet at this critical stage of his development.

My 14 month old son has been allergic to eggs since at least 12 months of age, when we first gave him egg in a cookie. He reacted to egg-containing foods with facial reddening.

He has had eczema for many months. Is this necessary, as I am already quite certain that he is allergic to egg? What is the recommendation for egg allergy and immunization? How do I know whether it is, or can be, anaphylactic as the reaction can be worse next time? That is why I do not want to try egg at home again. By the age of 14 months it is likely that your son is out-growing his early reactivity to egg, and it would be wise for him to undertake a direct challenge test to determine whether he still develops symptoms when he eats egg, since this is an ingredient in many nutritious foods which can be introduced now.

However, there is a risk of a severe reaction when egg is consumed because egg is one of the foods that has the potential to cause anaphylaxis in young children.

Clearly, you do not want to risk this reaction at home. You could carry out a safe non-provocation preliminary test for egg allergy at home: If there is no sign of reddening or irritation at the site of application, apply a little to the outer border of his bottom lip not inside ; again wait for 20 minutes. If there is no reddening, blistering, or irritation, it should be safe to proceed to a direct challenge.

If there is no reaction the child is given a very small amount of egg yolk e. If no symptoms develop, give him? Although a small quantity of egg from the viral culture medium might contaminate vaccines such as the MMR and flu, there is very little reported evidence of anaphylactic reactions to the egg component of the vaccine, so most physicians seem to feel safe in administering these vaccines to egg-allergic children who have not had a severe reaction.

In the cases where anaphylactic reactions to egg ingestion have occurred, the physician may give the vaccine in small doses rather than all at once. Talk to your child's doctor or health clinic for their recommendations and policy on administering viral vaccines to egg-allergic children. Question For a number of years, starting in high school, I have been experiencing strange symptoms when I exercise vigorously, or play demanding sports.

My throat feels as if it is closing, and I am afraid of choking. My pulse becomes very rapid. I have to stop and rest before it subsides. Sometimes I feel very nauseated, become lightheaded and on two occasions developed tunnel vision with spots before my eyes.

I have consulted my doctor, and have had stress tests and other heart function investigations, but so far he has not been able to tell me what is wrong. I am a year old college student. If all the cardio-vascular investigations are normal, and no other cause for your symptoms has been found, it would be logical to investigate whether you might be experiencing food-associated exercise-induced anaphylaxis FAEIA. This is a rather rare condition, and differs from exercise-induced anaphylaxis in that the reaction does not occur with exercise alone — the offending allergenic food has to have been consumed prior to the exercise.

FAEIA is one of the most difficult food allergies to diagnose because the reaction does not immediately follow ingestion of the food, but occurs from one to four hours later while the person is exercising — usually vigorously. Sometimes there is no previous history of food allergy. The condition seems to occur most frequently when the person is asthmatic.

Sometime FAEIA can be associated with taking medications such as aspirin at the same time as the food, and alcohol can also make things worse. I have prepared a Factsheet on this condition, which you might find helpful:. Food dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis. My twelve-month old son has diarrhea. His stool is always loose and unformed, and often he has several bowel movements a day.

I am still breast-feeding, and we have added several solid foods to his diet. He had no problems with baby cereals, but his diarrhea seemed to start when we gave him table foods. Do you think he is allergic to wheat? Or perhaps he has become allergic to milk? He drinks lots of fluids, and loves apple juice, so we decided to avoid the milk and give him apple and pear juice instead, but that has not helped the diarrhea — in fact it seems to have become worse.

We have not yet given him orange juice because we heard that citrus fruits can cause allergies. Because your son did not start to develop loose stool and diarrhea until he started to eat a wider range of foods, it is unlikely that he is allergic to milk, and lactose intolerance would be very unusual at his age unless he has had a recent digestive tract infection.

A clue to his problem is that when you removed milk from his diet and substituted apple and pear juice, the diarrhea became worse. This suggests that he may be exhibiting signs of fructose intolerance, or more accurately, fructose malabsorption, a condition that is not uncommon in early childhood. Apples and pears, unlike other fruits and their juices, contain more of a sugar called fructose than glucose most other fruits contain about the same quantity of fructose as glucose, which combine to make the disaccharide sugar, sucrose.

It is thought that immaturity in the system that transports the sugars across the digestive membrane into blood causes the large amount of fructose in apples and pears to be left behind in the small intestine. The fructose is thus undigested and causes problems when it moves into the large bowel. Here it provides nourishment for the micro-organisms that live in the bowel, which ferment the sugar and cause the stool to be loose.

Try avoiding all fruit juices for a while. Give him plenty of plain water, and milk should be OK, and continue to breast-feed. After about four weeks, if the diarrhea has cleared up, try juices other than apple or pear. About two years ago I started to break out in hives, and my face became red and puffy, mostly after I ate in restaurants. Now I am often itchy, and break out in hives for no reason.

I thought I was allergic to food and stopped eating sugar because my friend told me that it often causes allergies, but it does not seem to have helped. Sometimes I get hives and a swollen face after eating, sometimes I wake up in the morning with my eyes swollen and my whole body itches. I seem to have heart palpitations, even when I am not particularly active.

My heart races and I feel hot and clammy as if I might have a heart attack, or perhaps a panic attack. I also seem to have headaches more often than before. I went for allergy testing, but everything came back negative. I have never had allergies, but I wonder what is happening? The symptoms you describe, and the type of pattern of onset, seems to suggest that you are dealing with a situation of histamine excess. Excessive histamine, from a variety of different sources, will result in symptoms often indistinguishable from allergy.

This is not surprising since the early symptoms of an allergic reaction are mediated by the histamine released during the progress of the allergic response. The question, of course, is why are you experiencing symptoms of histamine excess now? I assume you had at least one course of antibiotics, although you do not give details of the infective micro-organism and the treatment you received. The bacteria now in your intestines may be the types that make histamine from incompletely digested food materials that pass into the bowel.

This can result in more histamine entering your body than previously, and augmenting both your natural histamine that we require for a various functions in the brain and digestive tract as well as processes in the immune system , and histamine in your diet.

It is not like an allergy where we can identify exactly which foods contain the allergen and avoid them — it is much more complicated. Histamine comes from many different sources — your body makes it, and the micro-organisms that live in your bowel also make it from food materials that are incompletely digested. In addition, some foods themselves contain histamine naturally, and some ingredients in foods especially food additives like some food dyes and preservatives such as benzoates and sulphites cause the body to release more.

It is the accumulated amount of histamine from all these sources that causes symptoms. So you see — it is not an easy job finding out which of these possible sources of histamine is the culprit in any given situation. It is rarely a single food that is the cause, and avoiding one or two foods will rarely solve the problem.

It is important that all histamine-rich foods be avoided in order to reduce the total amount of histamine entering the body in the diet. The reason that some people get symptoms of histamine excess and others do not is because there is a difference in the amount of specific enzymes to keep histamine levels in check that each person naturally produces. This can be an inherited trait, or may be affected by factors that are as yet completely understood.

We do know that certain medications can affect the process of histamine breakdown in some cases. However, we do not know of any process that will increase the amount of these enzymes that the body produces. All we can do is to intercept histamine before it causes symptoms, using antihistamines, and reduce the amount of histamine coming from our food by following a histamine-reduced diet.

In my clinical practice of managing food sensitivities I have encountered a large number of patients with exactly the kind of the symptoms that you describe, who have responded extremely well to a histamine-restricted diet. The basis of the diet is avoidance of foods that are rich in natural histamine; in particular, fermented foods in which bacterial activity during their manufacture produces histamine; foods that contain histamine, possibly as a result of the ripening process e. Details of the diet can be found in my books: You will find further information on Histamine Intolerance in my Fact Sheet, and my published articles on the subject.

In addition, I have provided a number of resources from my media library including interviews, videos, and PowerPoint presentations on the topic for those of you who would like even more information.

Please click on the links below to access them:. Outcome of a histamine-restricted diet based on chart audit. Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine ;11 4: It feels like allergy; It looks like allergy; but it's not an allergy.

Foods Matter Newsletter March Histamine Sensitivity Questions and Answers on more than 40 diverse aspects of histamine intolerance or sensitivity by Dr.

Janice Joneja in Foods Matter on-line publication. Histamine and Burning Mouth Syndrome. Histamine Intolerance Part 1. Histamine Intolerance Part 2. Factcsheet about using pea seedlings as a source of diamine oxidase and method for preparation in your own home:.

A plant source of diamine oxidase. The scientific basis and method of preparation. Histamine, Diamine oxidase and Probiotics: Data and research proposal. Histamine, Diamine oxidase, and Probiotics. My four-year old son has always been hyperactive, but sometimes his behaviour is almost uncontrollable.

He runs around wildly, and hits his baby sister, and has even hit me. I have heard that certain foods, especially sugar, can cause bad behaviour in children. Michael does seem to get worse when he has a lot of candies and pop. I have tried to limit his treats, but still he has days when he is impossible to live with.

How can I find out if food allergies are his problem? Unless Michael has other signs of allergy, such as skin rashes eczema or hives , tummy problems, perhaps with diarrhea, or respiratory symptoms such as a stuffy runny nose, itchy eyes and ears, his hyperactivity is not a sign of food allergy.

Hyperactivity alone is never caused by food allergy. However, recent research has indicated that some food additives, such as artificial colours and certain preservatives, may have an almost drug-like effect on young children, causing a noticeable change for the worse in their behaviour. Because the manufactured foods that contain the additives frequently also contain a lot of sugar, it has become a common misconception that sugar is the culprit.

In fact, foods with a high sugar content tend to make a person feel lethargic and sleepy. Provide meals based on natural foods, with a good range of fresh vegetables, fruits, poultry, meat, fish, eggs, whole grains, and fruit juices. For a detailed discussion on the subject of diet and behaviour, please read my article Diet and Behaviour — Myth or Science? Diet and hyperactivity in children.

My baby was diagnosed with food allergies at 6 weeks. She had quite bad colic, cried constantly, seemed unhappy much of the time and did not sleep through the night until she was about 4 months of age.

She also had eczema on her face, hands, arms and feet. I have breast-fed her from birth. It is now mostly behind her ears and in her elbows and knees. She is 6 months old now and I want to start giving her baby foods. I am worried about her allergies, and need to know which foods to give her first. I have tried rice pablum mixed with my breast milk, but she seemed to get tummy ache, cried and became irritable, and I am sure her eczema got a lot worse.

This is just the right age to start your baby on solid foods, and I am so pleased that you have asked the question before exposing her to a lot of foods to which she might react. She is already at a distinct advantage because you have been breast-feeding her since birth. Now we need to take equal care in exposing her to the potential allergens in solid foods.

It is probable that over time Alisha will outgrow the food allergies that may be responsible for her symptoms now. However, we cannot delay introducing solids much beyond 6 months of age for most babies, because this is the age when they need to experience different tastes and textures, and lean how to chew and move the food round the mouth and swallow it.

While introducing foods to an allergic baby we have to take into account an important immunological process that we call tolerance.

Tolerance is achieved when the immune system learns to distinguish between materials that are foreign and a threat to the body viruses, bacteria, cancer cells, etc. In the non-allergic individual this is a process that goes undetected: We start with a small amount of a single food and increasing the quantity gradually.

This is most safely carried out while the baby is still being breast-fed. Feeding the Allergic Infant, Introducing solid foods, provides you with a schedule that will help you choose the most appropriate foods for your baby. Pediatric Introducing solids new guidelines. When eating canned fruits is it ok to use the juice or would that need to be boiled?

Fruit in a can is allowed, as is the juice of that fruit, because both the fruit and the juice have been heated sufficiently in the canning process to change the structure of the components of the food inside to a form that will be non-irritating. You do not need to boil the juice separately. Is bacon too processed for me to eat? Smoked bacon seems to cause problems for some very sensitive IBS sufferers. If you can find unsmoked bacon, you can include it in the IBS diet.

I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome three years ago. I have obtained a copy of your book Digestion, Diet and Disease: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gastrointestinal Function and think that this time I might find the relief I am looking for. I am determined to stick to completely! It depends on the grain from which the bran was extracted. Bran is the name we give to the outer coating of a grain or seed that is removed by milling to release the starchy kernel inside, which is usually white or a creamy colour.

Thus, removing the outer coating of wheat gives us a whitish kernel, which is ground to make white flour. Removing the outer coating of rice which is naturally brown gives us white rice, and so on. Usually bran is the outer husk of wheat, but bran from a variety of grains is available. Bran from wheat, rye, barley and corn is not allowed on the IBS diet since they tend to be too harsh for the irritated digestive tract.

Rice and oat bran are usually tolerated, but since the IBS diet excludes oats, only rice bran is allowed until oats are challenged after the initial 4-week elimination period.

I normally would have a lemon and ginger tea using fresh ginger. I need to boil the lemon juice but am I permitted the root? Although spices derived from roots are not allowed on the IBS diet, ginger tends to be an exception.

Some people do have a problem with ginger, but others have reported that they find it soothing. So — here you will need to do a bit of experimenting. Put the ginger root in water in a saucepan, bring it to the boil and heat for about 5 minutes. Take it off the stove and allow to infuse for about 10 more minutes. Remove the ginger and add the lemon juice that has been previously boiled. Alternatively, you could boil the ginger root in the lemon juice to which you have added water.

Try this lemon-ginger tea, and if it causes no problems, include it in your diet. Co-financed with the Gates Foundation, the SAFANSI-II project in India is to produce an essential tool for evidence-based nutrition and health policymaking and comparative metrics for different causes of premature death and disability.

In this phase, the project is to identify data and networks of collaborators and make preliminary estimates for the four states.

The objective of SAFANSI-II project is to consolidate the work under SAFANSI-I, to further improve adaptive capacity, while improving the diagnosis of how market and government failures affect food security; supporting an experimentation-based approach to improve program design and implementation for FNS outcomes; taking the SO approach to new program interventions that aim to improve the functioning of the top-down public programs for food and nutrition security in India; and seeding a system of adaptive capacity to catalyze implementation for FNS outcomes in one new, nutrition focused programs in South Asia.

Thus far, SO has developed innovative tools and techniques, such as FNS participatory-tracking to improve the adaptive capacity of large-scale projects. The tools have helped substantially improve implementation of four targeted rural livelihoods projects in effectively addressing food and nutrition insecurity.

SO has also collected primary data, including food prices paid by poor and rich. The team published 11 notes and reports related to Bihar and Tamil Nadu data collection thus far. SO has measured the extent of differences in prices paid by the poor and rich, within the same village, for the same foods, demonstrated how an intervention can change gender norms in a highly patriarchal society, and developed an important new method to allow large numbers of citizens to measure and track their own progress on food and nutrition security related issues.

There also are 12 articles and briefs about SO on the Bank external websites, and 8 YouTube videos on methodologies and stakeholder interviews. More information is available at the Social Observatory Website. The project will support the state government in determining the overall strategy and design of a conditional cash transfer CCT program aimed at improving maternal and child health and nutrition practices and service utilization within the critical 1, day period.

It will draw on the implementation experience of CCT programs in India, including in Madhya Pradesh, as well as on lessons and best practice from international experience. Technical support will also be provided for piloting the CCT program, through the development of systems required for implementation such as i systems for registration of beneficiaries and recording achievement of conditions, ii payment systems iii operational procedures and manuals iv communication and awareness generation v monitoring and evaluation systems vi strategies for inter-departmental coordination; and vii grievance redressal mechanisms.

While the state government is expected to finance and lead the implementation of the pilot, continued technical assistance will be provided by the Bank to ensure implementation and monitoring systems developed are working effectively. The project aims to increase household access to micronutrients and enhance the contribution of the dairy sector to improving food and nutrition security of these households in India. The project development objective PDO of the impact evaluation is to estimate the causal effect of the Nutrition House Pilot Project in Tamil Nadu on nutrition indicators, and explore whether access to nutritious meals and services in the project areas result in increased nutrition outcomes.

A key intervention will seek to prepare nutrient-dense snacks and foods out of goods that are easily perishable or underutilized and that, in some cases, would otherwise be wasted. The transformation of the recovered food waste into nutrient-dense snacks and foods will take place at the Nutrition House, and will be prepared by beneficiaries students of the Chefs Certification Program.

The Nutrition House will host a restaurant-school that will offer workshops on nutrition and the benefits of underutilized foods, as well as on traditional recipes. The pilot will benefit communities by addressing the issue of food loss and waste through innovation and technology while promoting safe and nutritious foods and services.

This program will support i the design of a strategy for the development of nutrition and sanitation social enterprises in Bihar; and ii provide technical assistance for implementation of the same, contributing to improving access of nutrition and sanitation products and services to households as part of the recently approved Bihar Transformative Development Project USD million in the state.

Parliamentarians and State Legislators for Collective Action. The objective of this project is to improve the understanding of nutrition as a development issue among the Parliamentarians and State Legislators in India in order to seek all party solutions to increase public accountability on nutrition for better access to safe and nutritious food.

Success will be measured in terms of the number of Parliamentarians and State Legislators that are engaged in a collective action and commit to good nutrition through influencing public policy, programs, and institutional arrangements on food and nutrition in targeted areas. The firm selection is on-going, and the data collection is expected to commence in September SHD IE is to assess, through a household survey, effectiveness of an innovative Rapid Results Approach RRA , by which communities are motivated to achieve a self-selected goal in day cycles on nutrition outcomes and community development.

Despite delays due to earthquake and fuel crisis, the mid-term IE completed data collection. The preliminary data analysis indicates moderate impact of the SHD intervention on some of the main indicators e. However, it is not clear how it relates to goal choice at village level , which will be further analyzed together with the SAFANSI-II financed qualitative survey see below.

The mid-term IE, together with the qualitative survey, is expected to influence policies and support SHD scale up. The objective of this grant is to improve the evidence base and understanding of the design and process of Sunaula Hazar Din SHD, Community Action for Nutrition Project at the community level. Paying special attention to gender and social inclusion perspectives e. Key research questions include how goals are selected at the community level; what roles coaches play in achieving goals; how having a female leader influences the RRA outcomes; how the communities perceive success and failure of the initiatives; and why certain groups succeed and others fail.

Given the mega-earthquake that hit the country in April , the study questions and methodologies will take into account the influence the earthquake might have had on the approach and intended outcomes.

Prior to the earthquake, Nuwakot was categorized as minimally food insecure with a pre-existing global acute malnutrition prevalence of 9. However, after the earthquake, the district was classified as one of the most food insecure districts in Nepal, because agricultural production has been interfered by displacement of families, damage to land, and disruption of livelihood supply chains.

Adolescent nutrition in Pakistan: The objective of this work will be to provide concrete policy and program options to improve adolescent nutrition in Pakistan, based on evidence of the magnitude and distribution of nutrition problems, their determinants and potential factors that could facilitate or impede progress. This project aims to improve the demand and uptake of health and nutrition services and promote key behaviors conducive to positive nutritional outcomes in Punjab pilot districts.

The technical support will ensure that the design parameters and processes meet the technical standards along the results chain. Sohail Saeed Abbasi and Yoonyoung Cho. This project will aim to establish a monitoring system for nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive public expenditure and embed it within the public financial management systems in Pakistan.

The project will work closely with the Controller General of Accounts, the institutional custodian of the public financial management system, to establish a system of tracking nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive expenditure. The overall development goal of this project is to strengthen the allocative and technical efficiencies for country-led planning, budgeting, and prioritization of nutrition interventions through health, nutrition, population, social protection, water, sanitation and hygiene WASH , education, and agriculture and rural development programs in up to 5 high-burden countries in South Asia i.

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka , and thereby enhance the impact of national and international investments. Second, it will develop options to address the challenges identified, make policy and programmatic recommendations and advocate for their adoption. The grant development objective of the INPARD program is to investigate whether a multi-sectoral rural development program can be utilized to deliver nutrition promotion intervention within rural Sri Lanka and whether this is effective in improving nutrition outcomes.

INPARD supported nutrition promotion activities implemented through multi-sectoral government stakeholders, including health, agriculture, rural development, administration, education, fisheries and Samurdhi poverty eradication national program. It is envisaged that the evaluation, composed of household survey and multi-stakeholder focus group discussions, is to build evidence to demonstrate linkages between health and nutrition outcomes and their upstream determinants, such as socioeconomic context, education, occupation, and income.

The team completed data collection, and data are being analyzed. The results will be shared at two regional workshops with multi-sectoral teams consisting of consists of stakeholders from health, agriculture, rural development, administration, education, fisheries and Samurdhi poverty eradication national program , amongst others , and presented at a South Asian Symposium later in Schmitt , Seenithamby Manoharan.

Building Effective Nutrition Communication through Partnerships: The grant a creates an evidence based public policy dialogue via offline and online communication platforms on estate nutrition issues to lead to the development of an estate nutrition plan of action; and b develops a collaborative network of public, private and NGO partners engaged in advocacy, community mobilization and ICT to take forward the development and implementation of an estate nutrition plan of action.

Over the last decades, studies have shown that the estate nutrition status is lagging behind the rest of the country, despite many nutrition and health interventions. In previous round , the SAFANSI-financed study has identified gaps in multi-sectoral approaches to nutrition interventions, suggesting improved knowledge and understanding of the multi-sectoral determinants of nutrition.

This grant supports mapping of key stakeholders and pilot innovative communication outreach in Estate, using ICT and social media. The project will assess whether a larger agriculture project could be integrated into multi-sectoral interventions and to improve the nutritional status of individual farmers, their families and communities. It will add a significant amount of new evidence in identifying challenges for the implementation of common interventions and possible solutions to address them.

This study aims to involve academia, a number of government ministries along with the media. Events will be organized for different levels of interactions from top to bottom at village , district, provincial and national levels. The objective is to identify successful behaviors of positive deviants that could enable estate sector residents to achieve better nutrition outcomes.

While the majority of nutrition studies and interventions tend to focus on problems and barriers that prevent children from reaching their full potential, the proposed positive deviance PD project will enable the key stakeholders to: You may explore this research below. An Investment Framework for Nutrition in Afghanistan: A rapid assessment of iron and folic acid supplementation during pregnancy through the basic package of health services.

Raising nutrition awareness among young women in Afghanistan through the female youth employment initiative. Nutrition information with the pilot cash transfer program.

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