Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Tuesday, Sept. 24

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Tuesday, Sept. 24

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Health-Lifestyles News Advisory


Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

5 p.m.


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


Late SARS doc filmed plea for assisted suicide


TORONTO -- The infectious disease doctor who guided Toronto through the 2003 SARS crisis made an appeal prior to his death for Canada to change the law and legalize assisted suicide.Dr. Donald Low made his plea in an emotional video shot eight days before his death last week from a brain tumour. He was 68. PHOTO. Moves Lifestyles and National. Will be updated.


'Drink' author chronicles her alcohol dependency and women's relationship with the bottle


TORONTO -- The handmade Mother's Day card that Ann Dowsett Johnston received from her son was so devastating that she carried it around for three years. In it, her son noted that "the whites of her eyes are white" and "she is drinking Perrier, not wine." "I never looked at my drinking the same way," Johnston recalled. "I knew then I had been outed." In "Drink," she chronicles her own dependency on alcohol and also explores the relationship between women and the bottle. By Lauren La Rose. PHOTOS. Moves Entertainment and Lifestyles.


Old Florida town boasts history, frog legs capital


FELLSMERE -- There are more orange groves and cattle than residents in this cozy rural town an hour from Orlando. It's a place where folks talk business, while chowing down on alligator tail, in a local restaurant that's something of an unofficial museum, and where 80,000 people show up for the world's largest frog leg festival. Founded in 1911, Fellsmere's muck land was turned into a sugarcane town by investors from New York. It's still an agricultural community, with farms raising everything from arugula to shrimp and organic turkey, and a population of about 5,300 on 44 square miles (114 square kilometres). PHOTO.


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