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Egg Recall Update: Rodents and Farm Filth Cited As Cause

Rodents and filth cited in FDA report on farm linked to egg recall
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Egg Recalls in 9 States From Salmonella Contamination

By Faith Karimi(CNN) - A farm in Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday. The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. They reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. "Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund." Brands affected include Country Daybreak, Coburn Farms, Crystal Farms, Sunshine Farms and Glenview, with some eggs sold at Food Lion stores. Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and peopl…

The Male Birth Control Pill

By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer, US News

A CONTRACEPTIVE PILL for men is a step closer to approval after early trials of a once-daily pill showed it to be safe and effective, according to researchers. The new pill, known as DMAU for its chemical name, dimethandrolone undecanoate, is similar to the female birth control pill. It contains a combination of hormones – an androgen, like testosterone, and progestin – said the study's senior investigator, Dr. Stephanie Page, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington. Taken daily, it could bring sperm count low enough so a man cannot get his partner pregnant. "DMAU is a major step forward in the development of a once-daily 'male pill,'" Page said at the Endocrine Society's annual conference. "Many men say they would prefer a daily pill as a reversible contraceptive, rather than long-acting injections or topical gels, which are also in development." Development of the male birth control pill has …