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- The CDC is once again warning consumers to steer clear of the temptation to nibble on raw dough or batter, warning that doing so could cause infection with harmful germs such as salmonella and E. coli.
- This week, the National Institutes of Health announced the start of a trial for a male contraceptive in gel form. It's a big step in the search for a birth control men can use, and if it works, it would fill an important public health need.
- Just days after reports that the Food and Drug Administration is planning to propose further restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes, the maker of Juul announced Tuesday it is taking steps to curtail the use of its flavored products by teens.
- It's been 10 years since the first physical activity guidelines were issued, and the updated guidelines for adults allow more flexibility, counting short bursts of exercise and activity such as housework into the recommended weekly total of 150 minutes.
- The Mayo Clinic states that carbohydrates are absorbed into the blood stream as glucose, which can be used as fuel for energy. But if you’re not vigorously exercising every day, that glucose can be converted to fat.
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