Peanut App Founder Michelle Kennedy Counts Candy Rewards Among Her Parenting Essentials

It’s no secret that it takes a village to raise a child, but cultivating that support system in the first place? It can prove just as daunting as those early days of motherhood. Enter Peanut, a social-networking app for moms founded in 2017 by Michelle Kennedy who, like most of us, found it difficult to make mom friends after the […]

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For Children With Peanut Allergies, F.D.A. Experts Recommend a New Treatment

A Food and Drug Administration panel on Friday recommended approval of the first-ever drug to treat life-threatening peanut allergies in children, a condition that confounds and frightens families across the country. The recommendation all but assures the agency will approve the drug, called Palforzia and made by Aimmune Therapeutics. The F.D.A. typically follows the advice of its expert advisory committees. […]

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10 Medical Myths We Should Stop Believing. Doctors, Too

You might assume that standard medical advice was supported by mounds of scientific research. But researchers recently discovered that nearly 400 routine practices were flatly contradicted by studies published in leading journals. Of more than 3,000 studies published from 2003 through 2017 in JAMA and the Lancet, and from 2011 through 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine, more […]

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