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Raw and undercooked eggs have been traced to serious illness, as a result, the FDA has issued new guidance on handling, cooling and cooking eggs.

Back To Vidyya FDA Issues Final Ruling On How To Handle Eggs
Consumers will soon have more safe handling information and new refrigeration requirements to help prevent foodborne illness from eggs contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. More...

Back To Vidyya Turning Blood Into Brain: New Studies Suggest Bone Marrow Stem Cells Can Develop Into Neurons In Living Animals
For years, researchers studying stem cells have been intrigued by the possibility that these cells might be used to treat brain diseases. Recent studies have suggested that neural stem cells transplanted into the brain can migrate throughout the brain and develop into other types of cells. Now, two new studies show that bone marrow cells transplanted into mice can migrate into the brain and develop into cells that appear to be neurons. The studies suggest that bone marrow may be a readily available source of neural cells with potential for treating such neurological disorders as Parkinson's disease and traumatic brain injury. More...

Back To Vidyya HIV-Related Knowledge And Stigma In The United States, 2000
An essential component of efforts to prevent new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in the United States is the use of voluntary HIV counseling and testing by persons at risk for HIV, especially members of underserved populations. To increase the number of persons at risk for HIV who receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing services, barriers to these services must be identified and removed. The stigmatization of persons infected with HIV and the groups most affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men and illicit drug users, is a barrier to testing. More...

Back To Vidyya Information For The Public: Salmonella enteritidis Infection
Egg-associated salmonellosis is an important public health problem in the United States and several European countries. A bacterium, Salmonella enter-itidis, can be inside perfectly normal-appearing eggs, and if the eggs are eaten raw or undercooked, the bacterium can cause illness. During the 1980s, illness related to contaminated eggs occurred most frequently in the northeastern United States, but now illness caused by S.enteritidis is increasing in other parts of the country as well. Consumers should be aware of the disease and learn how to minimize the chances of becoming ill. More...

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Promoting Better Health For Young People Through Physical Activity And Sports
This report from the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education, and recently released by the White House, outlines ten strategies to promote health and reduce obesity through lifelong participation in enjoyable and safe physical activity and sports. More...

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