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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

1,100 toys and counting in Ayer police toy drive

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- If you walked into the Ayer Police Department early Friday morning, you would think you'd arrived at a toy store. Full Story
Littleton Road affordable housing causes fireworks

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Emotions ran high during the discussion of the 166 Littleton Road property at the Planning Board meeting on Monday. Full Story
Candlelight Vespers captures seasonal spirit

SHIRLEY -- Yuletide spirit and the joyful sounds of music filled the Shirley Meetinghouse to its historic rafters last Sunday night when Holly Haase and company hosted the 11th annual Candlelight Vespers, with Christmas songs, stories, poems and readings and performances by some of the town's talented singers and musicians. Full Story
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Tour agents: North Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

12/20/2014 01:16 AM EST
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. 
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US nurse exposed to Ebola released from DC hospital
12/19/2014 07:26 PM EST - BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The National Institutes of Health says an American nurse who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been released from the hospital. Full Story

FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment
12/19/2014 08:36 PM EST - TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. Full Story

FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections
12/19/2014 10:46 PM EST - TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. Full Story

Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest
12/19/2014 03:21 PM EST - NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. Full Story

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations
12/19/2014 01:00 PM EST - MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. Full Story

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths
12/19/2014 09:01 PM EST - WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Full Story

Man without use of arms facing gun charge released

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition but faces a gun possession charge has been released from a New Jersey jail without having to pay bail. Full Story
9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting. Full Story