Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, Aug. 31

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, Aug. 31

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Health-Lifestyles News Advisory

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Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

5 p.m.

HEALTH-LIFESTYLES NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the Health-Lifestyles stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Questions can go to Andrea Baillie at 416-507-2162.

TOP STORIES:

US reports first death to new swine flu

New-Swine-Flu-Death

Public health officials in the United States are reporting the first known death due to infection with the new flu virus that has been jumping from pigs to people there.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says the death occurred in Ohio, in an older person who had direct exposure to pigs. Will be Writethru; Moves International and Lifestyles

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Moon launches e-commerce site, designer lines

FASHION-Moon

TORONTO -- Canadian fashion label Moon is preparing to make a fresh landing online.After a two-year exclusive collaboration with the Bay, the affordable homegrown brand is creating a dedicated virtual boutique to showcase and sell apparel and accessories. The e-commerce site moonapparel.ca is set to open for business on Sept. 15. PHOTO.

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Complex barbecue flavours from an easy recipe

US-Food-Deadline-Thai-Barbecue

A few years ago I created a recipe for a killer barbecue sauce. It was exactly the way I like it -- thick, rich, a lot savory, a little sweet and bursting with cumin, smoked paprika and so many other delicious seasonings.Like most homemade barbecue sauces, it's so much better than anything you can buy. And yet I almost never make it.

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Diet Pepsi formula getting a sweetener tweak

US-Diet-Pepsi-Formula

NEW YORK -- Diet Pepsi is tweaking its formula to stay sweet a little longer.PepsiCo Inc. is testing a new mix of artificial sweeteners that lets the soda keep its taste for a longer period of time. The problem is that the current sweetener used in the soda -- aspartame -- loses its potency faster than high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener that's used in most regular sodas.

EXPECTED LATER:

Remain positive, keep lines of communication open to ease back-to-school jitters

Back-to-School-Easing-Anxiety

UNDATED -- It's normal for children to experience a few back-to-school jitters, and these usually settle down within a short period of time after kids have returned to the classroom. Parents can help by keeping the lines of communication open so that when kids express fears they can be talked about. Establishing routines and coping mechanisms and emphasizing the positive aspects of school are also important, says a psychologist with the Calgary Board of Education. By Lois Abraham. EDs: Part of The Canadian Press series related to back to school.

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EXPECTED SUNDAY:

Back-to-school means cellphones for students

Wireless-Back-to-School

MONTREAL -- Students are hooking up more and more with wireless companies in the back-to-school season, making this period a key time for buying cellphones. …

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