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    (Charles Krupa)
    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

    Road-rage suspect from Ayer held on bail

    AYER -- One man says he was reporting an erratic driver to his company and to police. The other man says he was being approached by a man who had flashed an obscene gesture at him, and drew his gun to protect himself. Full Story
    Ayer Rotary Club readying for rubber ducky race

    HARVARD (AP) -- A rotary club in a small Massachusetts town of 6,000 residents is gearing up for its annual rubber ducky race where the winner's prize is a free dinner for two anywhere in the world. Full Story
    Shirley health board: Trash-collection numbers add up

    SHIRLEY -- The Board of Health at its monthly meeting Monday night addressed a couple of questions that resident Tim Hatch had raised at annual Town Meeting on Saturday when the board's budget was being discussed. Full Story
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    Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but excludes actor

    04/29/2016 08:22 PM EDT
    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries — but not one owned by Woody Harrelson. 
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    First drug for delusions in Parkinson's patients approved
    04/29/2016 05:57 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder. Full Story

    First widely-available Zika test OK'd for emergency use
    04/29/2016 02:02 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The first commercial test for Zika virus has been granted emergency use in the U. Full Story

    New York governor: Give Medicaid to inmates before release
    04/29/2016 12:42 PM EDT - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor is seeking federal approval to extend Medicaid coverage to inmates who face serious health challenges immediately before they're released from prison. Full Story

    Puerto Rico reports 1st US Zika-related death amid outbreak
    04/29/2016 02:02 PM EDT - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U. Full Story

    Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination
    04/29/2016 09:43 AM EDT - The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat. Full Story

    FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers
    04/29/2016 02:58 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents. Full Story