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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that an uncommon form of salmonella has been linked to certain types of raw red tomatoes and foods containing raw red tomatoes. Here's how you can stay in the clear of salmonella: There have been 167 reported cases of salmonella caused by the rare form that has been found in raw red plum, and roma and round tomatoes. The bacteria CANNOT be eliminated by simply washing, so consumers are advised to avoid raw red plum, roma, and round tomatoes completely (and foods containing them) for the time being. However, you should wash ANY produce you buy at the store or your market, or grow in your own backyard. The following types of tomatoes have NOT been linked to the outbreak and are safe to eat: cherry tomatoes grape tomatoes tomatoes still on the vine tomatoes grown at home Furthermore, tomatoes in the following areas have NOT been linked to the outbreak: Alabama Arkansas California Georgia Hawaii Louisian...
There is good news ahead for herpes patients, who usually suffer
through a week of treatment before their pain and symptoms are
The FDA has recently approved Famvir as a one-day treatment
option for patients with genital herpes, the first of its kind.
Used properly, under the new FDA dosing regimen guidelines, Famvir
can be used to prevent herpes outbreaks or curtail them as they
This is a huge step in treatment for a virus that affects 45
million people in the U.S. and whose symptoms often go
The key to herpes treatment is managing the virus in the first
signs of an outbreak, when the virus is most active. Studies showed
that patients who were treated with Famvir at these critical
moments greatly shortened the period of time needed for recovery
from herpes symptoms.
A 1,500-milligram once-a-day dosage has been approved for cold
sores, to be taken for one day at the onset of an outbreak.
A 1,000-milligram twice-a-day for one day dosage has been
How Do You Get HPV? Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection caused by direct, skin-to-skin contact by way of sexual intercourse or oral sex. Genital warts come from the same family of viruses as the common warts people get on their hands, but only genital warts are transmitted through sexual contact. Genital warts, also called condyloma accuminatum , are found on the cervix of approximately one-third of women in their teens and early twenties. Your odds of being infected with the virus increase with each sexual partner. While there are fewer statistics on men's rate of infection, common sense suggests that an equal number of men are probably infected as well. After all, the women with HPV would have either transmitted the virus to their partners or gotten it from them in the first place. What Do Genital Warts Look Like? Genital warts are caused by particular strains of HPV. Direct contact with these highly contagious warts transmits the virus to the sex p...
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