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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
New rules ban in-session photos in House chamber

By Gintautas Dumcius STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE -- Lawmakers, staffers and guests would be banned from taking photographs and videos during sessions inside the Massachusetts House chamber under rules that are scheduled for a vote on Thursday afternoon. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Juno slams New England

Local snow totals hit and often exceed two feet as the blizzard of 2015 strikes
By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER/HARVARD/DEVENS -- Winter Storm Juno blasted through New England Monday night and Tuesday, dropping snow totals as high as 30-plus inches. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley weathers a whopper

of a snowstorm, no problem
SHIRLEY -- Snow fell thick and fast all day and continued into the evening hours, piling up 36 inches before ending Tuesday night, according to DPW Foreman Paul Farrar's measure for the town of Shirley. Full Story
 
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WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

01/29/2015 06:28 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. 
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Brown University's founding dean of medicine dies at 92
01/28/2015 07:34 PM EST - PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Full Story

Things to know about potential e-cigarette health concerns
01/28/2015 07:53 PM EST - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top health official Ron Chapman on Wednesday slammed electronic cigarettes as a growing health threat and announced plans for a public awareness campaign. Full Story

Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland
01/28/2015 06:58 PM EST - PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center. Full Story

Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate
01/28/2015 09:18 PM EST - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday. Full Story

FDA issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safety
01/28/2015 05:38 PM EST - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems. Full Story

Panel unanimously OKs bill easing employee health care count
01/28/2015 04:43 PM EST - WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50-worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under that statute. Full Story

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Sundance First Look: Pearce, Smulders get rom com 'Results'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Andrew Bujalski delivers his most mainstream film to date with "Results," a heartfelt will-they-or-won't-they romantic comedy about two very different personal trainers (Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce) working together in Texas. Full Story