Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 6 P.M. ET Thursday, Jan. 5: Health-Lifestyles News Advisory

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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

6 p.m.

HEALTH-LIFESTYLES NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the Health-Lifestyles stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory replaces The Canadian Press Life-Entertainment News Budget.

Contact Anne Tobin at 416-507-2141.

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Young people put slow food on front burner

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TORONTO -- The notion of trekking to a farmer's market and labouring over a stove to prepare an evening feast may tempt some people to dial their nearest takeout joint, but a dinner prepared the old-fashioned way is Stephanie Kolk's idea of a happy meal. The 23-year-old revels in the labour associated with producing quality food, particularly when she can be involved at every step of the process. Kolk -- along with a few like-minded youthful foodies -- is in the process of launching a Slow Food "convivium" geared specifically towards young people in southern Alberta. PHOTOS CPT306-308. By Michelle McQuigge.

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School location linked to student health: study

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VANCOUVER -- Students in low-income neighbourhoods are facing exposure to elevated levels of air and noise pollution due to the location of their schools near major roads, according to a new study. Researchers from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia looked at nearly 1,500 public elementary schools in Canada's 10 largest cities.

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Stem cell research: Back-of-the-eye potential?

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TORONTO -- Researchers say they have discovered a new source of stem cells at the back of the eye, which they hope may one day provide a way to repair the damage from age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60. By Sheryl Ubelacker. PHOTO.

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Assisted suicide legally possible: UK experts

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LONDON -- An independent panel of experts in the U.K. says there is a strong case for changing British law to help terminally ill people die. In a report Thursday, the Commission for Assisted Dying described the legal status of assisted suicide in Britain as "inadequate and incoherent." It is illegal to help a terminally ill person commit suicide, but prosecutions are rare. In 2009, the government's top prosecutor said most people who help terminally ill friends and family members die were unlikely to be charged. PHOTO. Moved International and Lifestyles

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Euthanasia unpopular to control pet population

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LOS ANGELES -- Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted.Only a quarter of the people who took part in a recent AP-Petside.com poll said animal shelters should sometimes be allowed to put animals down as a population control measure.

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Modern models use social media to build following

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NEW YORK -- Social media is giving a voice to models who, for the most part, have long been known -- and built their career -- as pretty, non-speaking faces. …