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5 places you might start seeing calorie counts

04/27/2014 12:12 PM EDT
Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? 
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HIIT without hurt: Get fit with high-intensity interval training
04/14/2014 12:10 PM EDT - A HIIT session of 30 minutes or less has been shown to accelerate weight loss and boost metabolism, with one session helping your body burn calories for up to 24 hours after exercise. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Day of Caring volunteers clean up Page Hilltop Elementary

AYER -- Dozens of volunteers came to Ayer Shirley Regional School District's Page Hilltop Elementary School last Friday morning to take on assignments that ranged from painting to snack-packing to weed-pulling. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Celebrate National Alpaca Days at the new Harvard Alpaca Ranch

HARVARD -- Matthew and Amy Varrell had a dream -- and it was full of alpacas. On Saturday and Sunday, 10 a. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
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Petitions to recall two Shirley selectmen returned

SHIRLEY -- A formal recall election in Shirley could soon take place after supporters of the movement submitted petitions Wednesday with several hundred signatures on them. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
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In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya

09/29/2016 02:23 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Poonam Devi moans in pain on the stretcher in the packed hospital emergency room, her ankles and wrists swollen, an IV hooked up to left arm to hydrate her. 
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FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes
09/29/2016 01:37 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed. Full Story

Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears
09/28/2016 07:47 PM EDT - SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research unveiled Wednesday that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus. Full Story

FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes
09/28/2016 09:02 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed. Full Story

Things to know about California soda tax measures
09/28/2016 01:52 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A soda tax is on the Nov. 8 ballots of three San Francisco Bay Area cities as part of a national movement by advocates to curb consumption of liquid sugar. Full Story

US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area
09/28/2016 09:12 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay. Full Story

Senators ask Justice Department to investigate EpiPen maker
09/28/2016 01:37 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether pharmaceutical company Mylan acted illegally when it classified its life-saving EpiPen as a generic drug and qualified for lower rebate payments to states. Full Story