In The Media
Allergy research gets $24 million pledge from billionaire Sean Parker
There is encouraging news for people who suffer from allergies. Stanford has just received a huge donation to study the most severe allergic reactions and to look for a cure. Full News
Abc7 News - December 17, 2014
The Allergy Buster: Can a Radical New Treatment Save Children With Severe Allergies?
For nine years, the greatest challenge Kim Yates Grosso faced each day was keeping her daughter Tessa safe. Tessa was so severely allergic to milk, wheat, eggs, nuts, shellfish and assorted other foods that as a toddler she went into anaphylactic shock when milk fell on her skin. Full News
The New York Times Magazine - March 7, 2013
In The News
Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Children’s Health - Interview with Dr. Kari Nadeau
In this episode, Kari Nadeau, M.D., Ph.D., talks about how climate change and air pollution affect children’s health. She also discusses what health care professionals, policy makers, and parents can do to better protect kids from climate change- and air-pollution-related health impacts.
NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Services - October 12, 2022.
In less than 10 minutes, Stanford researchers isolate the rarest white blood cells
Across the world, food allergies are on the rise. One of the most important cells in studying this ailment are basophils, which activate inflammation and other allergic responses such as rashes and anaphylaxis. But basophils are exceedingly rare in a typical vial of blood, composing 1% or less of all white blood cells. In order to advance the science of food allergies – and to learn more about these elusive cells – engineers and clinicians at Stanford University have focused their attention on a way to isolate basophils.
Stanford News - May 23, 2022.
How record wildfires are harming human health
Dr. Mary Prunicki, Director of air pollution and health research at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, interviewed with Nature regarding how growing wildfires are impacting human health.
NATURE- November 24, 2021.
FARE Future Insight with Peter Kolchinsky, Tools for Food Allergy Management - Dr. Kari Nadeau
The June podcast episode of Future in Sight featuring Dr. Nadeau is live today.
Tools for Food Allergy Management
In this episode, Dr. Kari Nadeau and podcast host Peter Kolchinsky discuss a variety of topics including treatments, therapeutics, diagnostics, prevention, and healthcare. Their conversation will highlight the hope and promise that science has delivered for patients as well as opportunities of what’s to come.
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EAACI - June 17, 2021.
Asthma phenotypes, associated comorbidities, and long-term symptoms in COVID-19
Published Article has been posted on Allergy's social media, which enables the download of the article with one click.
EAACI - June 9, 2021.
Wildfire Smoke Is Poisoning California’s Kids. Some Pay a Higher Price.
Dr. Kari Nadeau, Director of the Sean N. Parker Center and Dr. Mary Pruniki, the director of air pollution and health research at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, interviewed with The New York Times concerning how the wildfire smoke are affecting the children in California.
The New York Times - November 26, 2020.
Wildfires – Stanford Department of Medicine Grand Rounds - 14 Oct 2020
In this Stanford Department of Medicine Grand Rounds presentation, Stanford allergy and asthma experts discuss the impact of the California wildfires on health.
Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD - Naddisy Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research; Senior Director of Clinical Research for Division of Hospital Medicine
Marshall Burke, PhD - Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Mary Prunicki, MD, PhD - Director of Air Pollution and Health Research, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research
Francois Haddad, MD - Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Biomarker and Phenotypic Core Laboratory, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Full Grand Rounds Presentation
Stanford Department Medicine Grand Rounds - October 14, 2020.
Four Different Family Members. Four Different Covid-19 Outcomes.
Dr. Kari Nadeau, interviewed with The Wall Street Journal concerning why people, even in the same family, have different coronavirus symptoms, from serious to mild.
The Wall Street Journal - September 28, 2020.
What’s in Wildfire Smoke, and How Dangerous Is It?
Dr. Mary Prunicki, Director of air pollution and health research at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, interviewed with WIRED.com regarding dangers of the particles that are found in the wildfire smoke that can cuase severe harm to human health.
WIRED.com - September 18, 2020.
Wildfire Smoke Tied to Diverse Health Problems
Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah, Pulmonologist and the Director of Clinical Research Unit at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, interviewed with Medscape.com regarding how the recent wildfire smoke can cause diverse helath problems to human beings.
Medscape - September 16, 2020.
Are They Symptoms of COVID-19 or Wildfire Smoke? Frontline Docs Are Freaking Out
Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah, Pulmonologist and the Director of Clinical Research Unit at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, interviewed with The Daily Beast regarding the confusion between if the coughing symptoms are caused by COVID-19 or wildfire smoke.
The Daily Beast - September 11, 2020.
What's All This Smoky Air Doing to Your Body? We Asked a Lung Doctor
Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah, Pulmonologist and the Director of Clinical Research Unit at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, interviewed with KQED regarding how the recent wildfire's smoke can harm your body.
KQED - September 10, 2020.
Despite Bay Area's orange glow, air quality levels haven't totally deteriorated, says Stanford pulmonologist
Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah, Pulmonologist and the Director of Clinical Research Unit at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, interviewed with Medscape.com regarding how the recent wildfire smoke can cause diverse helath problems to human beings.
ABC 7 News - September 9, 2020.
The Status of COVID-19 Vaccines - Stanford Department of Medicine Grand Rounds - 9 September 2020
In this Stanford Department of Medicine Grand Rounds presentation, experts discuss the status of COVID-19 vaccine development.
Kari Nadeau, MD - Naddisy Foundation Professor of Pediatric Food Allergy, Immunology and Asthma; Professor of Pediatrics; Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor by courtesy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery At LPCH
Full Grand Rounds Presentation
Stanford Department Medicine Grand Rounds - September 9 2020.
Wildfire Smoke And Environmental Justice: One Little Girl’s Story
Lee Romney, an audio journalist, featured a series on climate change and thef ocus on the impact of wildfire smoke through a lens of health equity (or inequity). He was able to identify a Census tract in Vallejo with some of the unhealthiest community conditions and health outcomes in the state. He interviewed a little girl with pre-existing asthma who has been impacted by wildfire smoke.
K91.7 FM San Francisco KAWL Local Public Radio- August 4, 2020.
When Will the Air Quality Get Better?
Dr. Mary Pruniki, the director of air pollution and health research at
the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford
University, interviewed with The New York Times concerning the realities
of climate change and air pollution.
The New York Times - September 14, 2020.
What is California's wildfire smoke doing to our health?
Dr. Mary Pruniki and Dr. Bibek Paudel, Researcher at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, interviewed with The Guardian regarding how the wildfire smoke increases respiratory and other illness in the human body.
The Guardian - September 4, 2020.
Clouds of smoke are blowing misery across the West
Dr. Chris Field, Director of the Woods Institute of the Environment at Stanford University, interviewed with The New York Times regarding the recent conditions of the California wild fire and the lasting effects that it has on the residents.
The New York Times - August 28, 2020.
In lightning-struck California, the smoke is now scarier than the pandemic
Dr. Lisa Patel, pediatrics professor at Stanford University, interviewed with The National Geographic regarding the recent California wild fire, air quality, and air pollution.
National Geographic - August 21, 2020.
California fires cause parts of the U.S. to have some of dirtiest air in the world
Dr. Lisa Patel, pediatrics professor at Stanford University, interviewed with The Washington Post regarding the recent California wild fire, air quality, and air pollution.
The Washington Post - August 20, 2020.
Does asthma increase Covid-19 risk? Emerging research suggests a complicated connection
Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah, Pulmonologist and the Director of Clinical Research Unit at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, interviewed with The Statnews regarding if the Asthma patients have higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
STATS News- July 2, 2020.
Stanford Nutrition and Abbott | Pediatric Module Interview
Interview with Dr. Kari Nadeau and Dr. Elizabeth Shepard.
Topic: Food Allergies in young children
Stanfordd Center for Health Education in collaboration with 'getsmarter'.
Stanford Center for Health Education - July, 2020.
Linking Air Pollution and COVID-19
Dr. Mary Prunicki, a Director of air pollution and health research at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, interviewed with Stanford's Woods Insitute for the Environment regarding growing evidence points to a link between air pollution and increased vulnerability to COVID-19.
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment - June 30, 2020.
EVENT | The Path To A COVID-19 Vaccine: An Interview With Dr. Kari Nadeau
Dr. Kari Nadeau interviewed with Hedgeye TV Presentation on COVID19 Vaccines.
Hedgeye - June 23rd, 2020
HSc online symposium – Future Nutritional Strategies for Food Allergy Prevention
Dr. Kari Nadeau spoke at the 6th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN): Future Nutritional Strategies for Food Allergy Prevention. Nestlé Health Science Online Symposium. Vaud, Switzerland.
Topic: Around the World in 20 min: Making Sense of Allergy Prevention Guidelines.
Nestlé Health Science Online Symposium - June 6th, 2020
Dr. Kari Nadeau: fighting to end food allergies
Many food allergies could be cured, possibly permanently, by retraining the immune system, says allergy expert Dr Kari Nadeau.
RNZ - June 6th, 2020
Professor Kari Nadeau: COVID-19: Immunity in Progress
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kari Nadeau led one of the key successful NIH NIAID-funded Remdesivir clinical trials as a potential therapeutic for SARS-CoV-2. On April 29th, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of NIH and a current member of the US Coronavirus Task Force, announced that Remdesivir will become the “new standard of care” for COVID-19.
Centre For Personalized Medicine - June 5th, 2020
Grand Rounds, Feat. Dr. Kari Nadeau: 6/03/20 Coronavirus (COVID 19) Grand Rounds - Stanford Department of Medicine
Topic: The Science and Status of COVID Vaccines Karla Kirkegaard PhD
Violetta L. Horton Professor of Genetics and former Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Scott Boyd, MD PhD - Associate Professor of Pathology and Endowed Faculty Scholar in Allergy and Immunology
Bali Pulendran PhD - Violetta L. Horton Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD - Naddisy Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research; Senior Director of Clinical Research for Division of Hospital Medicine.
Stanford School of Medicine - June 3rd, 2020
Food allergy prevention and the research and development history of SpoonfulOne
Dr. Kari Nadeau spoke at the 6th Nestlé Health Science China Annual Nutrition Forum. Beijing, China.
Topic: Research progress of food allergy prevention and the research and development history of SpoonfulOne.
6th Nestlé Health Science China Annual Nutrition Forum - May 30, 2020.
Here’s How to Manage Asthma If You Usually Rely on the E.R. for Care
Self Magazine featured allergy and asthma expert Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah to discuss how people rely on the E.R for Asthma care and how physicians are creating ways to make asthma medication more affortable and accessible. She also suggests to closely monitor your asthma syptoms.
Self Magazine - May 18th, 2020.
Exclusive Interview with Kari C. Nadeau, an American Physician-Scientist Focused on Dr. Kari Nadeau | Allergies and Asthma in the COVID-19 Age
Our Health Talks featured allergy and asthma expert Dr. Kari Nadeau to discuss the management and implications of those very conditions in the COVID-19 age. This conversation challenges many of the assumptions we have about what these concerns mean for COVID-19 risk profile and outcomes.
Our Health Talks - May 15th, 2020.
California’s widely polluted air may increase coronavirus death toll
San Francisco Chronicle featured allergy and asthma expert Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah regarding how the wildfire smoke and polluted air can have an affect on the COVID-19 death toll.
San Francisco Chronicle - April 20, 2020.
FDA Could Soon Approve Gilead Drug Remdesivir As COVID-19 Treatment
CBS SF Bay Area featured allergy and asthma expert Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah regarding the new drug 'Remdesivir' as a possible COVID-19 Treatment.
CBS SF Bay Area - April, 2020.
Our Exclusive Interview with Kari C. Nadeau, an American Physician-Scientist Focused on Allergy & Asthma Treatment at Stanford University School of Medicine.
"We always think about improving patients’ lives through innovative research and compassionate care. We hope to use precision medicine to help patients effectively." Kari says.
Bay Area Women Magazine - February 27th, 2020.
New success in treating allergies to peanuts and other foods
Some treatments can train the immune system to react less to proteins that normally send it into overdrive
ScienceNews for Students - February 6th, 2020.
Sharon Chinthrajah: The air is making us sick
The connection between bad air and bad health is growing clearer by the day. One allergy specialist says that real change starts at home, but ends on a much larger scale.
Stanford Engineering - January 21st, 2020.
In Australia, the air poses a threat; people are rushing to hospitals in cities choked by smoke
Jenny Edwards didn’t want to go back home to Canberra, the Australian capital. She added seven days to a five-day family vacation “specifically to stay out of the smoke.” But it didn’t matter.
The Washington Post - January 12th, 2020.
People with Peanut Allergies Could Get ‘Life Changing’ Benefit from New Antibody Injection
Immunotherapy could provide long-term protection against severe allergic reactions to peanuts, a new study suggests.
Healthline - November 14th, 2019.
Wildfire smoke is a silent killer — and climate change is making it worse
Monster fires in California have killed at least three people so far and burned tens of thousands of acres over the last couple of weeks. At least five fires are burning in the state; the Kincade Fire — which began two weeks ago — is still just 88 percent contained. The blazes have closed schools and businesses, forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, and left behind charred rubble where entire communities once stood.
Grist.org - November 6th, 2019.
California biologists are using wildfires to assess health risks of smoke
As fires rage in the Bay Area, scientists launch study to track long-term effects of smoke on the heart, lungs and immune system.
Nature - October 31st, 2019.
Wildland fire smoke research to study impact on children's immune system
There is concern by Stanford scientists that inhaling wildland fire smoke could weaken the immune systems of children. They've embarked on a major study, but need the public's help as smoke spreads over the Bay Area. Here's how you could help with this important research.
ABC7 News - October 25th, 2019.
A World Without Food Allergy: Professor Kari Nadeau Presents for the UNIKA-T Speaker Series on Behalf of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Research (ZIG, University of Augsburg)
Professor Kari Nadeau, Director at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, California, presented her topic “A word without food allergy - fiction or reality” within the scope of the UNIKA-T Speaker Series.
UNIKA-T - October 24th, 2019.
Tech Tonics: Kari Nadeau, Where Curiosity Meets Compassion
Stanford professor Kari Nadeau lives the life, some would say the dream, of what Judah Folkman has called the inquisitive physician, integrating her deep knowledge of chemistry, her experience in biotech drug development, and her clinical acumen and deeply-felt compassion for patients to bring the best of medicine and science to children and adults with food allergies.
Tech Tonics - October 21st, 2019.
Improving Air Quality While Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with guest Sharon Chinthrajah
The Future of Everything with Russ Altman:
Sharon Chinthrajah, a clinical associate professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, explains ways to protect your health from air pollution while decreasing energy consumption.
Stanford Radio - October 5th, 2019.
First Drug for Peanut Allergy Nears FDA Approval
- An expert advisory panel says a new treatment option for peanut allergies should be approved.
- The medication is called Palforzia and it would be the first drug to target these types of dangerous allergies.
- It is not considered a full cure but a way to reduce dangerous symptoms.
Healthline - September 16th, 2019.
A peanut allergy cure? Big news on new treatments for 6 million kids
A few promising new treatments are being developed for children who suffer from dangerous food allergies, including a pill containing a measured dose of pharmaceutical-grade peanut powder that increases over time until patients can tolerate eating full peanuts. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports for TODAY and NBC medical correspondent Dr. John Torres discusses.
TODAY Show - August 19, 2019 Part 2
Clinical Trial to Evaluate Experimental Treatment in People Allergic to Multiple Foods
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National Institutes of Health - August 1, 2019
Open Forum: For cleaner air, more Californians must drive electric cars
Already this summer, the Bay Area has had heat waves topping 100 degrees. Most Americans in the rest of the country are facing extreme heat this week. These dangerous events are becoming more common and are putting clean air, public health and lives at risk. They’re just the latest indicator that we are facing a climate health emergency.
San Francisco Chronicles - July 23, 2019
Kari Nadeau: Science takes on food allergies
Once avoidance was the only answer, but a leading allergist says that advances in desensitizing allergies are challenging common convention.
Stanford Engineering - July 3, 2019
The Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke May Last a Lifetime
When smoke from California’s deadliest wildfire blew into downtown Sacramento last November, daylight blurred into dusk and the city’s air became among the world’s most polluted. The Camp Fire has long since been extinguished, but the health effects from the tiny particulate matter in the smoke, which penetrates into the lungs and ultimately into the bloodstream, could linger for years.
WIRED - June 27, 2019
Allergy prevention: The fascinating method parents are turning to
While 6 million children in the U.S. are suffering from food allergies, researchers now believe they have found some answers. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren explores the simple prevention method gaining more traction among parents.
TODAY Show - June 25, 2019 Part 1
Wildfire smoke worse for kids' health than prescribed burns
Children who are exposed to smoke from wildfires may experience a greater health impact than those exposed to smoke from prescribed controlled burns, according to a small study in northern California.
Reuters - June 5, 2019
How Stanford Researchers Are Preventing and Treating Allergies and Asthma
“Our vision is to prevent and cure allergies and asthma,” says Kari C. Nadeau, M.D., Ph.D. director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University and Naddisy Foundation Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Pulmonary Critical Care Division. “We do it through innovative science and compassionate care.”
Future of Personal Health - May 31, 2019
Wildfires worse for children’s health compared with prescribed burns
Children in California who were exposed to wildfire smoke had increases in asthma exacerbations, including wheezing in those who did not have asthma before the fire, compared with children exposed to smoke from prescribed burns.
“This preliminary study suggests that long-term follow-up might be warranted, as we found associations 90 days after exposure,” Mary Prunicki, PhD, MD, director of Air Pollution and Health Research in the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University School of Medicine, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “However, further studies on the long-term impacts of wildfire smoke exposure are needed."
Healio - May 31, 2019
Wildfire smoke is particularly bad for you—here's why
On an average day, the majority of air pollution in the United States comes from cars and powerplants. However, when wildfires start, they have an outsized impact on the quality of the nearby air—during wildfire season in the west, if an area has air quality that’s worse than regulatory standards, around 70 percent of that pollution is from fires.
Wildfires, then, can be a major factor behind the health effects of bad air quality. But when it comes to health, not all fires are created equal, according to a preliminary study published this week—which found that smoke from prescribed burns affects children’s health less than smoke from wildfires.
Popular Science - May 30, 2019
Controlled burns not only help forest health but human health, study finds
“California’s efforts to prevent dangerous wildfires through controlled burning have long stumbled on the issue of smoke, with residents, doctors and pollution regulators worried that such burns create too much unhealthy air.
A first-of-its kind study published Thursday, however, suggests this may not be the case. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine report that the health impacts of controlled fires are less than those of wildfires that rage out of control.”
San Francisco Chronicle - May 30, 2019
Tips to Prepare for Smoke Exposure Ahead of Wildfire Season
The American Lung Association is sharing tips to avoid smoke exposure as we near wildfire season in the Bay Area. KCBS Radio's Carrie Hodousek reports.
KCBS Radio - May 26, 2019
This Year's Bay Area Pollen Season Is Really Bad. Here's Why
The Bay Area has gotten well and truly soaked this year, with some cities near or already surpassing their average rainfall for the entire water year.
But what’s good for our water supply can be a pain in the ear, nose and throat for allergy sufferers. All that rain means more plants growing, which also means more pollen, the fine powder produced by plants' reproductive organs, called the stamen. Pollen is the cause of most seasonal allergies, and the pollen count indicates how much of it is floating around in the air. Full news
KQED Science - May 20, 2019
The Future of Everything: Podcast at Stanford University with Russ Altman - Featuring Dr. Kari Nadeau
On this episode of The Future of Everything, a Stanford Radio podcast, Dr. Kari Nadeau shares the work she’s done to help patients build tolerance to foods that cause severe or life-threatening reactions.
Watch the video:
Stanford Radio- May 15, 2019
Philosophy Talk: Is Philanthropy Bad For Democracy?
What’s the difference between charitable giving from ordinary people and philanthropic giving from the very wealthy?
In a liberal democracy, individuals should have the freedom to give money to charities of their choice. But there’s a difference between charitable giving from ordinary individuals and philanthropic giving from extremely wealthy individuals. Whose interests are served when the wealthy give? Should the state continue to encourage big philanthropy with massive tax breaks for the rich? Or should it focus more on taxing extreme wealth? Is big philanthropy destroying democracy? Josh and Ken take alms from Stanford political scientist Rob Reich, author of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.
Listen to the Radio Clip here
KALW Local Public Radio - April 30, 2019
Bay Area families cope with ‘epidemic’ in food allergies
Two years ago, Frances Malone handed her daughter Peyton a little triangle of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at a daycare party. Within minutes, the two year old broke out in hives, stopped breathing and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. Full News
The Mercury News - April 29, 2019
AFTER ON - Rob Reid: Featuring Dr. Kari Nadeau
Dr. Kari Nadeau interviews with Podcast host Rob Reid about the food allergy epidemic.
Listen to the podcast HERE
The After on Podcast with Rob Reid - April 8, 2019
EAT (End Allergies Together) - Featuring Dr. Kari Nadeau
Dr. Kari Nadeau was featured in the EAT production to educate the audience on the incredible research being done to cure food allergy and most of all inspire the audience to support EAT's mission.
Listen to the podcast HERE
EAT - Februrary, 2019
Positive mindset helps with an allergy therapy’s side effects, says Stanford study
Over the last several years, Stanford food allergy expert Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, and her team have demonstrated that oral immunotherapy allows patients to build tolerance to their food allergy triggers. The treatment, once completed, can be life-changing. Instead of carefully avoiding trace amounts of foods such as peanuts or milk, patients can finally eat at restaurants, grocery shop and take part in social activities without worry.
But the treatment itself can make patients and their families quite anxious. So a team of Stanford psychologists collaborated with Nadeau to see if they could help patients reframe their view of the treatment's side effects to lower their anxiety. Their findings appear today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. Full News
Scope - January 28, 2019
Stanford study finds ways to help kids manage side effects of treatment for food allergies
For children undergoing immunotherapy – a promising treatment for peanut allergies – uncomfortable side effects can induce anxiety, perhaps to the point of skipping doses or dropping treatment entirely. But guiding young patients to the mindset that uncomfortable side effects are a sign that treatment is working can help reduce anxiety, according to new research by Stanford psychologists. Full News
Stanford News - January 28, 2019
New treatments for peanut allergies sound promising, but questions remain
Whenever I see a report touting possible new peanut allergy treatments, I devour it. I can’t help it. It’s an occupational hazard for any health journalist whose reporting specialty and medical history intertwine.
I write about the business of health care, focusing on how consumers interact with the system — what we pay, what we get and why American care costs so much. But in this particular instance, I have another kind of authority: 26 years of life-threatening allergies to nuts and peanuts. Full News
The Washington Post - January 6, 2019
Food allergies more widespread in adults than previously suspected, new study finds
About 31 million U.S. adults have food allergies, nearly half of which develop after age 18, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. The research, a collaboration between Stanford food allergy expert Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, and scientists at Northwestern University, is the first comprehensive examination of the prevalence of food allergies among the country's adults. More than 40,000 people were surveyed. Many more adults have food allergies than previously suspected. The findings also contradict a long-held assumption that these allergies usually show up in childhood. Full News
Scope - January 4, 2019
Experts Weigh-in on California Wildfires
In November, the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles together killed at least 90 people, burned more than 250,000 acres, destroyed more than 20,000 structures and generated unhealthy air conditions in communities hundreds of miles away. The fires also gave Stanford faculty much to consider as they look ahead to a hotter, drier climate and the possibility of even more destructive fire seasons in the future.
We asked experts in health, climate change and public policy to discuss what they learned from this fire season, how the fires influenced their research objectives and ideas they have for fire prevention. Full News
Dunia - The Reader's Magazine - November 30, 2018
5 Questions: Progress in peanut-allergy immunotherapy
As immunotherapy for peanut allergy advances, a Stanford allergy expert discusses what that means for parents, providers and the future of allergy treatments. Full News
Stanford Medicine News - November 28, 2018
Stanford experts reflect on the most destructive fire season in California history
The 2018 fire season in California gave Stanford experts much to think about, including how the state can develop better policies for preventing fires and new research to better understand the long-term effects of breathing smoky air. Full News
Stanford News - November 28, 2018
BBC Sounds - Up All Night: Featuring Dr. Kari Nadeau
Dr. Kari Nadeau interviews with radio host Rhod Sharp about the California wildfires and their devastating health impact. You can listen to her interview by following this link and going to 3:21:00. To Radio Recording
BBC Sounds - Up All Night - November 20, 2018
New Peanut Allergy Drug Shows ‘Lifesaving’ Potential
Results from a new study may lead to approval of what could be the first drug that ameliorates potentially deadly reactions in children with severe peanut allergies. Full News
The New York Times - November 18, 2018
Air Quality in California: Devastating Fires Lead to a New Danger
The wildfires that have laid waste to vast parts of California are presenting residents with a new danger: air so thick with smoke it ranks among the dirtiest in the world. Full News
The New York Times - November 16, 2018
Wildfire Smoke, Air Quality and Your Health
Even for healthy adults wildfire smoke can cause problems. Symptoms include coughing, airway irritation and difficulty breathing. The threat of smoke pollution is much more serious for the young, elderly and chronically ill who may be more susceptible to bronchitis or pneumonia. In this segment, we'll find out what to do when the air is smoky and get a better understanding of the air quality index. We'll also discuss what the newest research tells us about toxins in wildfire pollution. Full News
KQED News - November 14, 2018
Parents Beware: These Wipes May Be Causing Allergies in Your Children
The Doctors share that food allergies have risen by 20 percent in the last 20 years. Lots of parents favor moist towelettes or wipes to keep their kids clean but a new study out of Northwestern University suggests these wipes may contribute to allergies. Full Video
The Doctors TV - September 20, 2018
Will an Air Purifier Actually Help With Allergies?
Just like bacteria can hide in plain sight on your kitchen counters, pollutants hide in the air. And the air in your home can be even more nasty than the air outside, says Kari Nadeau, a professor at Stanford University who specializes in allergies and asthma. Full News
Vice Tonic - January 11, 2018
Study Finds Combining Xolair with OIT Led to Quicker, Safer Desensitization with Multiple Food Allergens
Use of the anti-IgE medication omalizumab in combination with oral immunotherapy led 83 percent of patients with multiple food allergies to achieve desensitization to at least two allergens in a study conducted by Stanford University researchers. Full News
Allergic Living - December 12, 2017
New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
A treatment for kids with more than one dangerous food allergy shows promise in early trials, researchers say. Full News
US News - December 12, 2017
Combo Tx Promising in Kids with Multi-Food Allergies -- Biologic plus oral desensitization reduced allergic reactions at 9 months
A 16-week course of omalizumab (Xolair) combined with desensitization oral immunotherapy was found to be more efficacious than oral immunotherapy alone for reducing allergic reactions among children with multiple food allergies, researchers reported. Full News
MedPage Today - December 11, 2017
In Stanford clinical trial, children successfully desensitized to food allergens
Joshua Geller, now 14, has severe food allergies. Until recently, he couldn’t safely eat even the tiniest bit of any food containing cashew, pistachio, milk, eggs or fish. But lately, the family’s worry has lifted: Joshua participated in a clinical trial at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, where he was successfully desensitized to four of his five allergy-triggering foods. Full News
Scope - December 11, 2017
Wisdom: Dr. Kari Nadeau
Dr. Nadeau is a name everyone managing food allergies should know. Catch up on her exciting research and get a sneak peek into an event that could be a turning point for the future of food allergies. Full News
Spokin - November 15, 2017
Peanut Allergy in US Children up 21 percent since 2010
New research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting suggests that peanut allergies in children have increased by 21 percent since 2010, with nearly 2.5 percent of US children potentially now suffering from the condition. Full News
MSN - October 30, 2017
Help Your Child with Allergic Asthma: Help Your Child Use a Nebulizer
The nebulizer is designed to deliver liquid medications to the body through the lungs. Powered by batteries or electricity, the device turns the liquid into fine droplets, creating an aerosol spray or mist. That makes them easy to breathe into the lungs through a mouthpiece or mask attached to the machine. Full News
WebMD - October 1, 2017
Can You Develop Food Allergies at Any Age?
Preliminary data from a large, new national study that is currently under review suggests that nearly 52 percent of American adults with a reported food allergy developed one or more food allergies after age 18. Full News
The New York Times - August 4, 2017
Mother's Day: Kim Yates Grosso
Kimberley Yates is a food allergy mom ahead of her time. Her daughter was the first multi-allergen oral immunotherapy patient at Stanford University under the care of Dr. Kari Nadeau. But Kimberley didn't stop with her child. Full News
Spokin - May 10, 2017
Is Your Breathing Trouble Asthma—Or Something Worse?
Asthma rates in the U.S. are at an all-time high, and up to 1 in 12 people are sufferers, says Chitra Dinakar, MD, a clinical professor of medicine at Stanford University and a spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Full News
Prevention - March 16, 2017
Hope for deadly childhood allergies: One mom's journal of a clinical trial
It’s been a harrowing journey for 10-year-old Tessa Grosso and her family. Tessa has multiple food allergies, and her severe reactions to even the slightest trace of certain substances could have killed her.
But as chronicled in a recent New York Times Magazine story, Tessa took part in a clinical trial of a new approach for children with serious allergies to several different foods. The trial, led by Dr. Kari Nadeau at Stanford, involves desensitizing patients to up to five different allergens by very slowly increasing their intake over time. Full News
TODAY Show - October 13, 2016
Food Allergy Treatments for Children Show Promise
An estimated 15 million people in the United States have a food allergy of some sort, and according to the journal “Pediatrics,” 5.9 million of them are children. Now researchers are working on a way to desensitize patients who suffer from some of the most common allergens in the U.S.: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy and wheats. Full News
NBC News - July 2, 2014
An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America
The statistics are startling. 15 million Americans have food allergy, a potentially life-threatening disease. Almost 6 million of them are children. Every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department. Right now, there is no cure – and the smallest amount of the wrong food can have tragic consequences. In this powerful but heartwarming documentary narrated by Steve Carell, Discovery Channel examines the struggles of families and individuals with life-threatening food allergies, their journey to navigate the dangers around them, and the growing hope for a cure. Watch Video
Discovery Channel CME - September 5, 2013