Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. ET Friday, July 10

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. ET Friday, July 10

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Health-Lifestyles News Advisory


Good afternoon from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!

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:

- Pan-Am-Chickenpox-5-Things: A member of Mexico's female soccer team at the Pan Am Games has been diagnosed with chickenpox, Games officials have confirmed. Here are some facts about chickenpox, a miserable ailment rendered fairly rare since the advent of an effective vaccine. 685 words. By Helen Branswell.

- Fecal-Transplants-Colitis: Stool transplants appear to be a veritable home run in the treatment of recurrent C. difficile infections. Researchers are now questioning whether the therapy would work for a range of other bowel diseases, and even obesity.The first trials looking at whether ulcerative colitis could be treated with an infusion of a healthy person's stool produced confusing results. 920 words. By Helen Branswell. PHOTO.

- BBO-Paw-Star-Game: There's no meowing in baseball -- until now.Joe DiMeowgio, Darryl Pawberry, Jose Catseco and other feline players will take the field for Hallmark Channel's first "Paw Star Game" on Sunday, two days before Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game. 360 words. PHOTO.

ICYMI yesterday:

- Acetaminophen-Limits: Health Canada says it may change its guidelines for acetaminophen, based on concerns about the drug's capacity to cause severe liver injury. The department says it is considering a new maximum recommended daily dose for acetaminophen. 560 words. PHOTO.

- US-MED-Bill-Cosby-Somnophilia: The latest in the Bill Cosby case has drawn attention to an unusual condition. A lawyer for one of the women who accused the comedian of sex assault raised the possibility that he might have the little-known condition called somnophilia.What exactly is it? The simple explanation: "being aroused by the idea of having sex with someone sleeping," whether actual sexual contact occurs or not, said Dr. Michael First, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. 380 words.

- FILM-That-Sugar-Film: With some people calling sugar toxic and others insisting it's essential for energy, filmmaker Damon Gameau decided it was time to unpack the ambiguity around the sweet substance.He conducted an experiment -- using himself as the guinea pig -- to document the effects of a high-sugar diet on a healthy body. 635 words. By Lois Abraham. PHOTO.

Here is the AP Lifestyles Digest for the week of July 6. Note that some items may have moved.


BACK TO SCHOOL-INDEPENDENCE _ Back-to-school season is a perfect time to nudge kids gently toward greater independence. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

BACK TO SCHOOL-COOL SUPPLIES _ What's cool for back to school? A look at the fresh, fun and colorful in supplies for all ages. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

BACK TO SCHOOL-ONLINE SHOPPERS _ Back-to-school is busy season for networks of online shoppers, who have created a kind of subculture. By Hillary Speed. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

BACK TO SCHOOL-GEARING UP FOR LUNCH _ The tips, tricks and gear you need for another year of packing lunches for the kids. By AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

BACK TO SCHOOL-FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES _ For-profit colleges have been widely criticized for high tuition, high rates of student debt and low graduation rates, but some schools _ especially those with specialized career-oriented curricula _ may appeal to certain students. …

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