FROM Jennifer Couzin-Frankel
How Eating Peanuts Can Prevent Peanut Allergies Since 2006, parents whose children are high-risk for peanut allergy have been told to keep them away from peanuts until they turned three. Now a study that's being called "revolutionary," tells parents to do just the reverse. This week, the New England Journal of Medicine published results from the most extensive study of peanut allergy ever conducted. It involved 640 children over four years. Some specialists in allergy immunology are calling it "mind blowing," as we hear from Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, a staff writer at Science magazine.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."