Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Wednesday, Feb. 27

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Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Wednesday, Feb. 27


Health-Lifestyles News Advisory

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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

5 p.m.

HEALTH-LIFESTYLES-TRAVEL NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel 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:

Burger can contain a day's worth of sodium

Sodium-Consumption

TORONTO -- A hamburger or stir-fry from a chain restaurant may contain the total recommended daily amount of sodium Canadians should consume, a new study shows. The amount of sodium in some sandwiches and even salads from fast food or sit-down restaurants were also found to go off the chart in the University of Toronto study. PHOTO.

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Pregnancy nausea drug won't harm fetus: study

US-MED-Morning-Sickness-Drug

There's reassuring news for pregnant women miserable with morning sickness: A very large study in Denmark finds no evidence that using a popular anti-nausea drug will harm their babies.One in 10 pregnant women has nausea and vomiting bad enough to need medicine but many forgo it out of fear of side effects. No drugs are currently approved for morning sickness in the United States although doctors are free to prescribe whatever they believe is best.

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Obesity-Maps

TORONTO -- Researchers have created "obesity maps" to provide a visual illustration of how Canadians' waistlines in different parts of the country have expanded over time. Moves both National and Lifestyles.

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Drivers-Brains

TORONTO -- Neuroscientists have used high-tech imaging to see how drivers' brains are activated while executing challenging manoeuvres behind the wheel. Moves both National and Lifestyles. PHOTO.

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Wireless connections creep into everyday life

EU-TEC-Wireless-Show-Internet-of-Everything

BARCELONA -- A car that tells your insurance company how you're driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive.Welcome to the next phase of the wireless revolution. PHOTO.

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Strong passwords and other security tips

US-TEC-Digital-Life-Tech-Test-Online-Security

NEW YORK -- Rarely does a week go by without news of another hacking incident, whether it's Chinese hackers accused of breaking in to The New York Times' computer systems or Burger King finding its Twitter account taken over by pranksters. …

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