June 4, 2013

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1 Subway As Caloric As McD’s When Kids Order

A lunch from Subway may be not much healthier, at least in terms of calories, than one at McDonald's, especially when the person doing the ordering is under 21. Researchers at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine found that when young people aged 12 to 21 ordered their own meals at the two fast food restaurants, the Subway sandwiches they chose contained an average of 784 calories, 212 more than the 572 average at McDonald's. Only when beverages and side dishes, such as soft drinks and fries, were included, did the Golden Arches calories exceed those from Subway, at 1,038 versus 955, and researchers said this difference was not statistically significant, given that both numbers clearly exceeded the 850-calorie total for school-age lunches recommended by the Institute of Medicine.

More at Wtop.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Subway Outnumbers McDonald's in Locations

Tags: McDonald's, Subway, Subway Versus Mcdonald's, Fast Food Calories, Healthiest Fast Food Chains, Teenagers and Fast Food, Best Fast Food for Teens

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Michael Douglas Divulges

2 Oral Sex and Throat Cancer

Actor Michael Douglas made news this week when he said that oral sex may have caused his throat cancer, adding to the knowledge that the human papilloma virus contracted through sexual contact is linked to cancer. A 2011 study indicates that HPV was overtaking smoking as the leading cause of oral cancers in people under 50. About 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year says the Oral Cancer Foundation but “patients with HPV-positive cancers have better survival rates,” says Dr. Anil Chaturvedi, National Cancer Institute, although the precise reasons for this remain unknown. The CDC recommends that boys and girls get the HPV vaccine to prevent most common types of the virus between the ages of 11 and 12. It’s most effective if given before the child is sexually active.

More at Cnn.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: HPV and Skin Cancer Risk Explored

Tags: HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, National Cancer Institute, Oral Cancer, Throat Cancer, Oral Cancer Foundation, Michael Douglas, Dr. Anil Chaturvedi

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Your ASS NOW HIDDEN

3 Yoga Pants No Longer See-Through

Previously recalled women's black luon yoga pants are now back on the market with changes to correct the sheerness that allowed others too great a view. Lululemon Athletica recalled their luon yoga pants in March after learning that the pants became too sheer when the person wearing them bent over. With positions like down dog in yoga, that was obviously a problem! The issue was fixed by adding more fabric across "the bum," so it doesn't get so stretched out. However, the company says that luon is a knit fabric, that, if stretched enough, may go sheer. Lululemon Athletica says that it's key to get the right fit. Don't worry that much, though. According to the company blog, the new pants have endured 15 tests for "great ass coverage."

More at Lululemon | Hat tip to CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: See-Through Yoga Pants Recalled

Tags: See-Through Yoga Pants Recall, Lululemon Athletica, Black Luon Yoga Pants, Luon Yoga Pants Fixed

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