Prevent Peanut Allergies...By Feeding Children Peanuts?

Common sense dictates that, if peanuts can cause a kid to go into anaphylactic shock, then it's better to not give kids peanuts at all, especially if you aren't sure if they are allergic or not. But it turns out that that's one of the worst things you can do. New guidelines from the National Institutes of Health recommend inoculating young kids against peanut allergies in a controlled environment. How and when depends on the child, however.

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Written by Curiosity Staff April 26, 2017

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