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Is it safe to eat raw flour in Europe?

A few years back the FDA said that you shouldn't eat raw flour (for example in color dough). Is that also true in the EU which has (AFAIK) better food standards?
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Can a medical student get an expedited certification as a paramedic?

Medical students, as future doctors, are in a rather unique position to support themselves in a part-time job in the medical field that provides a decent amount of on-call study time while also ...
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What abbreviations for pill types are there, and what do they mean?

Looking through my prescription history, the first time I was prescribed a particular drug the label said "20 Mg Tab Auro". The second and third times it said "20 Mg Tab Nort". What's the difference? ...
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Why did the FDA approve Biafine only in 2006?

Biafine is a topical non-steroidal medication, which has been used use in France for over 25 years. Why did the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve Biafine for prescription only in 2006?
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Has the calorie content of soda (in US) increased over the years?

I recall reading, perhaps 25 years ago, one of those counter-intuitive factoids noting that milk had more calories than soda, ounce for ounce (but of course that this was offset by nutritional ...
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Why has the number of medication errors increased by 463% between 2010 and 2016 in the US?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/10/skin-melts-off-medication-error/315930001/ (mirror) says: According to the Food and Drug Administration, medication errors jumped from 16,...