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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?