NIH Presents New Peanut Allergy Guidelines

NIH Presents New Peanut Allergy Guidelines
The National Institute of Health recently published new guidelines for introducing infants to peanut-containing foods. Peanut allergy is a growing health problem for which there is no non-emergency treatment or cure. Some individuals develop allergic reactions so severe that unless given emergency treatment, the result may be fatal. New studies indicate that introducing infants to peanut products can prevent the development of peanut allergy. To read more about this subject, click on https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-sponsored-expert-panel-issues-clinical-guidelines-prevent-peanut-allergy. The newest study indicates that introducing peanuts to infants and continuing the procedure through five years of age reduces peanut allergic reactions by 81%. Just so you know.

Volunteers With No Medical Training Assist in Tropical Disease Prevention
A recent Huffington Post article highlights the efforts of non-medical volunteers to help combat tropical diseases ignored by doctors in poor areas of Africa. Diseases such as schistosomiasis and elephantiasis affect poor, rural communities containing people with little or no education. Volunteers in Mozambique, for example, have been trained to counsel villagers in poor, rural areas about disease symptoms and availability for treatment in urban centers. In the case of Mozambique, the non-profit Malaria Consortium spearheads this effort. To learn more about tropical disease control efforts, surf over to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/malaria-consortium-volunteers-village-health-teams-mozambique-neglected-tropical-diseases_us_583dafaae4b06539a78a76a3?section=us_science.

New Study Shows Increased Flood Risk in Northern U.S. and Decreased Flood Risk in the South

A new study by University of Iowa engineers recently published indicates that regional flooding patterns in the U.S. is changing. According to the engineers who relied on U.S. Geological Survey water-height data from 1985 to 2015 found that northern sections of the U.S. suffer from increased stored ground water which produces minor to moderate flooding. Drought conditions in the South and West decrease the chances of flooding since the ground absorbs more water. To learn more about this topic, visit https://now.uiowa.edu/2016/12/flood-threats-changing-across-us. Even though our president-elect denies climate change, science indicates otherwise.

New Dead Sea Scrolls Found in Cave of the Skulls
Archeologists working in the Judean Desert recently found additional scrolls nearly two thousand years old. Experts have yet to translate the scrolls since the ink letters are too faint to read without using modern technology. Experts hope that once the scrolls have been deciphered, new incites will shed light on Jesus’ life and teachings. To learn more about this find, click on http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/new-dead-sea-scrolls-discovered-archaeologists-excited-unearth-two-new-021147.

Technology Answer to Facial Recognition Software.
A British website recently posted a report of a technology to defeat facial recognition techniques and restore privacy to internet users. The FBI controls a facial recognition database which holds more than 425 million individual faces. Amazon recently began using facial recognition technology in its physical stores. The new technology consists of a random pattern in fabric used to confuse facial recognition software. The new tech relies on a fabric called Hyperface that produces thousands of little faces to confuse computers. To learn more, click on http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/anti-surveillance-clothing-facial-recognition-technology-hyperface-adam-harvey-berlin-facebook-apple-a7511631.html. The article make clear that the wearer must dress in this fabric to confuse the computer software.

Education Week Rates Nation’s Schools and Gives Them a ‘C’.
A new “Quality Counts” report issued by Education Week rates education efforts in all 50 states. State grades range from B to D. Nine states garnered a grade of B. Eight states received a grade of D. To find out how New York State fared, click on http://www.edweek.org/ew/qc/2017/2017-state-education-grades-map.html. And so it goes. -30-

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