One week left to eat a Subway ‘yoga mat’ sandwich

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Subway says a chemical bleaching agent used in its sandwich bread, as well as yoga mats and shoes, will be totally phased out by next week.

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Lab-grown private parts: Vagina implants cure rare disorder

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Four young women born with abnormal or missing vaginas have gained full sexual function after scientists engineered and implanted new laboratory-grown organs created from the patients’ own cells, researchers reported Thursday.

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The new sex ed? How ‘Teen Mom’ helped lower teen birth rate

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The teen birth rate in the United States has reached a new low, and that news has some psychologists wondering if they have been unfairly critical of television shows that spotlight pregnancy in adolescents.

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Record low teen birth rate not enough, CDC says

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The number of young teens having babies has plummeted by two-thirds since 1991, but still, 1,700 girls aged just 15 to 17 deliver babies every week in the U.S., federal officials reported Tuesday.

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White House: More than 7 million signed up for Obamacare

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More than 7 million people have signed up for health insurance using the new online exchanges, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday, fueled by a last-minute deluge of enrollees that climaxed with 4.8 million visits on Monday alone.

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Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death

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Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday.

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Autism diagnoses surge by 30 percent in kids, CDC reports

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The latest look at autism in the U.S. shows a startling 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the disorder in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children.

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Autism starts before birth, brain study suggests

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A detailed study of brain samples of children with autism who died young shows remarkably clear changes in their brains, researchers reported on Wednesday.

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Air pollution kills 7 million a year, WHO says

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Air pollution kills 7 million people a year globally, 80 percent of them from heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization said Monday.

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More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, the number is expected to hit 16 million.

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The littlest donors: Neonatal organ donation offers hope in tragedy

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The day before her daughter died, Deanna Slifka felt her move, with kicks just as strong as any during the perfectly normal pregnancy with her second child.

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Breakthrough? Gel could protect women from HIV even after sex

Number of young adults on ADHD drugs soars

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The number of young adults taking drugs for ADHD has soared in five years, particularly among young women, whose use of the drugs is up 85 percent, according to a new report.

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Second baby gets early AIDS 'cure'

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Alzheimer’s deaths may rival cancer, heart disease, study finds

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Alzheimer’s disease may be killing more than 500,000 people in the U.S. each year, making it possibly the third leading killer behind heart disease and cancer, according to a study that takes a new look at the way the deaths are estimated.

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