Researchers inch closer to peanut allergy ‘cure’

August 20, 2017

The research, published Wednesday in medical journal The Lancet, found that four years on, about 70 per cent could still eat peanuts without an adverse reaction. Australia’s ABC reports that in a new study, 82 percent of participants saw their peanut allergies cured within the first 18 months of treatment.


UN urges protection for civilians in conflict

August 19, 2017

The U.N. General Assembly in 2008 declared August 19 as an annual day to raise awareness of aid work, commemorate workers who have died while in the field, and mark the day in 2003 when 22 people were killed in a bomb attack on U.N. offices in Iraq.