Consumers prefer pork cooked to 145 degrees, study says

URBANA, Ill. — Are pork chops on the menu this grilling season? According to new research from University of Illinois meat scientists, pork enthusiasts can improve taste, juiciness, and tenderness by cooking chops to the new USDA standard: 145 degrees Fahrenheit. «Pork cooked to 145 degrees is absolutely safe,» says Dustin Boler, associate professor in…

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Analysis of old people’s civic participation

IMAGE: Members of the Gerentology Research Group of the Universuty of Barcelona. From left to right: Juan José Zacarés, Feliciano Villar, Rodrigo Serrat, Carme Triadó, Monserrat Celdrán and Josep Fabà…. view more  Credit: Rodrigo Serrat Older people’s civic participation has been associated with an improvement of the cognitive function and physical and mental health -among other…

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Field study finds pellet-fed stoves cut air pollutant emissions 90%

IMAGE: A study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that a new cookstove design, which makes use of compressed wood pellets, reduces air pollution by about 90% for a range… view more  Credit: Andy Grieshop, NC State University A study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that a new cookstove design, which makes use…

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Medical News Today: Eczema on black skin: What to know

Eczema is a group of conditions that make the skin dry, itchy, and inflamed. It is very common and can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema can look different on different skin tones. In this article, learn about what eczema looks like on black skin, as well as how to diagnose and treat it. What…

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Halima Aden Will Be First Sports Illustrated Model in a Hijab and Burkini

The Somali-American model Halima Aden will be the first woman to wear a hijab and burkini in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, an annual edition perhaps best known for its pictures of bikini-clad models frolicking on the beach, the magazine said Monday. It was not clear on Monday if Ms. Aden would be the first…

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How Has the Measles Outbreak Affected You and Your Family?

As the measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow, now with more than 700 cases across 22 states, officials and communities have gone to great lengths to halt the disease’s spread. In Los Angeles County, more than 700 people at two universities were quarantined last week. And in New York, the outbreak led…

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Should These Clothes Be Saved?

Image A Dacron dress from the Historic Clothing Collection at Smith College. CreditShana Sureck for The New York Times It is possible that one of the more telling narratives of women’s lives in 20th-century America is housed in 50 metal storage lockers in a basement room in the theater department of a women’s college in…

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