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Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States: Summary for Parents and Caregivers

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/sites/default/files/peanut-allergy-prevention-guidelines-parent-summary.pdf

Summarizes the revised guidelines on introducing peanut-containing foods into the diet early in life to prevent the development of peanut allergies.  Following a clinical trial, researchers found that regular consumption of peanut-containing foods reduced the risk of peanut allergy by 81%.  From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

 

NIH-Sponsored Expert Panel Issues Clinical Guidelines to Prevent Peanut Allergy

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/nih-sponsored-expert-panel-issues-clinical-guidelines-prevent-peanut-allergy

Press release describing clinical trial and resulting recommendations for clinicians and parents on reducing the risk of peanut allergies.  Also contains links to existing 2010 Guidelines related to food allergies which the new guidelines supplement.  From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

 

Review of the Unauthorized Disclosures of Former National Security Agency Contractor Edward Snowden

Categories: Congress,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

http://intelligence.house.gov/UploadedFiles/HPSCI_Snowden_Review_Declassified.pdf

Completed in September 2016 but released to the public in unclassified form in December 2016.  Reviews how the Snowden disclosures occurred, what the U.S. government knows about the man who released the information, and whether the security shortfalls have been remedied.  From the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

 

The Administration’s Response to Russia: What You Need to Know

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/12/29/presidents-response-russias-actions-during-2016-election-what-you-need-know

Press release which summarizes actions taken by the Obama Administration in response to Russian harassment and interference in the U.S. presidential election.  Includes links to executive orders, U.S. sanctions against Russia, and various agency actions.  From the White House

 

World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 2016

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/rpt/wmeat/2016/index.htm

Presents statistical tables about military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data for 170 countries from 2004 through 2014.  From the State Department

 

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2008-2015

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R44716.pdf

Provides Congress with official, unclassified data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the U.S. and foreign countries for the preceding eight calendar years.  The U.S. retained its position as the leading arms supplier to the world in 2015, increasing its market share to 50.3%.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Economic Report of the President 2017

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ERP-2017/pdf/ERP-2017.pdf

Also includes the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers.  Sections on reforming the financial and health care systems, reducing inequality, investing in higher education, and responding to climate change.  Also includes statistical tables on the U.S. economy.  From the Federal Digital System of the Government Publishing Office

 

Grizzly Steppe: Russian Malicious Cyber Activity

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/JAR_16-20296A_GRIZZLY%20STEPPE-2016-1229.pdf

Provides technical details about the tools and infrastructure used by Russian civilian and military intelligence services to compromise and exploit networks associated with the U.S. presidential election as well as a range of U.S. government, political, and private sector entities.  A joint analysis report of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

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