Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. ET Friday, June 12

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. ET Friday, June 12

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Health-Lifestyles News Advisory


Good afternoon from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!

As of last week, we've been sending out a new advisory designed to better highlight the top stories of the day and the coverage plans we can share for the days ahead. The advisories will hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please contact Michael Oliveira at

What we're talking about:

- FOOD-Nutrition-Labels: Health Canada is proposing redesigned nutrition labels that would highlight when food products contain a lot of sugar. But obesity expert Yoni Freedhoff doesn't think the new labels go far enough. 500 words. By Lois Abraham. Will be updated.

- MERS-Wakeup-Call: South Korea's burgeoning MERS outbreak should be a reminder to the world that a virus some may have written off can trigger significant disease and major disruption, a World Health Organization expert says. 690 words. By Helen Branswell. PHOTO.

- US-Oculus: Facebook's Oculus is expanding its virtual-reality headset to simulate the sensation of touch and gesturing as part of its quest to blur the lines between the fake and genuine world. 575 words. PHOTO.

Coming soon:

- Transgender-Conversion-Therapy: A new Ontario law that bans doctors from treating transgender children and youth with "conversion" therapy is meant to protect vulnerable kids from what major medical organizations call an unethical practice. But what will that mean for clinics which treat these kids? 700 words. By Sheryl Ubelacker. Moves by 4 p.m.

ICYMI yesterday:

- Bike-Safety: As more cyclists hop on their bikes for leisure rides and commutes this summer, experts share tips to stay safe on the roads. 550 words. By Lauren La Rose. PHOTO. AUDIO.

- Loblaws-Microbeads: Loblaws is promising that by the end of 2018 it will stop manufacturing household and cosmetic products that contain Triclosan, phthalates or microbeads. Triclosan is found in antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpaste and some cosmetic products and is thought to contribute to antibiotic resistance. 640 words.

- US-Parenting-Hair-Punishment: Russell Fredrick's middle son was 12 when he wouldn't quit playing around in class and ignoring his homework, so the barber did what he does best. He picked up his clippers and cut off his fade. But it wasn't just any cut. It was a complete shave intended as a form of discipline when other tactics like taking away gadgets failed to work. 1100 words. PHOTO.

- US-Food-KitchenWise-Potato-Salad: Potato salad recipe to serve to your foodie friends. 690 words. PHOTO.

Coming Monday:

- FOOD-Pizza-Ovens: Backyard pizza ovens are hot, hot, hot. Besides being designed to reach "optimal" cooking temperatures upwards of 435 to 540 C, demand has grown "exponentially" in the last few years. 600 words. By Susan Greer. With Recipes, Tips, Photos. Moves by noon.

- Travel Log on Gagetown, N.B.

Here is the AP Lifestyles Digest for the week of June 8. Some of the items have moved.


FASHION-BARBIE SHOES -- A new line of Barbie dolls has some rocking -- gasp -- flat shoes after her decades teetering by design on high heels. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 140 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.



FOOD-JULY FOURTH-POTATO SALAD -- This recipe is what would happen if your favorite deviled eggs hooked up with a sinfully delicious potato salad. By Alison Ladman. UPCOMING: 110 words and a recipe for creamy deviled egg potato salad by 11 a.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-HEALTHY-GRILLED EGGPLANT DIP -- Summertime grilling is in full swing. And my feeling is that if you are going to crank up the grill anyway, you might as well leverage it and make as much of the meal on there as possible. By Melissa d'Arabian. UPCOMING: 200 words and a recipe for char-grilled garlicky eggplant dip by 11 a. …

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