When Anderson Cooper’s mother, the designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, reached her 91st birthday, they began a correspondence, breaking a wall of silence between them. This 2016 conversation covered life in the spotlight, suicide, money, and grieving for a parent and a child. Vanderbilt Died in June at age 95.
For reasons not entirely clear, the number of people allergic to peanuts has risen dramatically in recent years. Peanut allergies usually appear in childhood. The condition is sometimes fatal, and there is no cure. For children with risk factors for allergies, pediatricians have long advised complete avoidance of peanuts. But a new study by British doctors — just published in The New England Journal of Medicine — suggests that advice was wrong. The study shows that exposing infants to peanuts could sharply cut the incidence of allergies to the legume. Many pediatricians are optimistic but not ready to issue new guidelines. We discuss the latest research.
- Dr. Sally Joo Bailey Assistant professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
- Dr. Gideon Lack Professor, King’s College London, and co-investigator of the peanut allergy study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- Dr. Hemant Sharma Acting chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology, and director of the Food Allergy Program, Children's National Health System.
Expert Q&A: Dr. Sally Joo Bailey
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