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8/5/2013 8:50 AM | Patti Neighmond and Richard Knox | NPR |
When Sally O'Neill's doctor told her she had an early form of cancer in one of her breasts, she didn't agonize about what she wanted to.   The 42-year-old mother of two young girls wanted a double mastectomy.

When Sally O'Neill's doctor told her she had an early form of cancer in one of her breasts, she didn't agonize about what she wanted to.

The 42-year-old mother of two young girls wanted a double mastectomy.

8/2/2013 8:14 AM | DAN CHARLES AND ELIZA BARCLAY | NPR |
The Food and Drug Administration issued Friday the first legally binding rules for what food companies can legally label "gluten-free."   The rules should help millions of Americans who can't tolerate gluten in their diet.

The Food and Drug Administration issued Friday the first legally binding rules for what food companies can legally label "gluten-free."

The rules should help millions of Americans who can't tolerate gluten in their diet.

8/1/2013 9:19 AM | Elise Hu | NPR |
Advertising for feminine hygiene products was traditionally so cheesy that it invited mockery far and wide. There was something so laughable and incongruent about maxi pad commercials that featured blue liquid and girls dancing on beaches.

Advertising for feminine hygiene products was traditionally so cheesy that it invited mockery far and wide. There was something so laughable and incongruent about maxi pad commercials that featured blue liquid and girls dancing on beaches.

7/31/2013 8:56 AM | MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF | NPR |
So far, the human race has eliminated just one disease in history: smallpox. But it's on the cusp of adding a second virus ? polio ? to that list.   One special man in Somalia was at the battlefront of both eradication efforts. He died last week of a sudden illness at age 59
So far, the human race has eliminated just one disease in history: smallpox. But it's on the cusp of adding a second virus — polio — to that list.

One special man in Somalia was at the battlefront of both eradication efforts. He died last week of a sudden illness at age 59


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