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Sayonara To 'Super-Size Me'? Food Companies Cut Calories, So Do We

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 23:24

Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.

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To Prevent Repeat Hospitalizations, Talk To Patients

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 23:23

Part of each hospital's income now hinges on keeping patients with chronic conditions healthier outside the hospital. One medical center has hired nurses and social workers to act as health coaches.

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Kidnapped Mexican congressman killed

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 23:14
The authorities in Mexico say a body found in a burned out car in central Zacatecas state is that of federal lawmaker Gabriel Gomez Michel.

Indian Mars probe sends first images

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 23:13
India's space agency releases its first pictures of Mars as its satellite begins work a day after entering orbit around the Red Planet.

Multi-faith vigil for Alan Henning

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 22:55
More than 100 people attend a vigil in Greater Manchester in a show of support for the British hostage Alan Henning.

Ghana's Gyan denies sacrifice rumour

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 22:46
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan denies being involved in the disappearance of his friend and Ghanaian rapper Castro.

VIDEO: Breaking India's pesticide dependence

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 22:30
New recommendations on dealing with the residues of pesticides in food are expected to be made by the UN's food and health agencies.

VIDEO: Jason Orange leaves Take That

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 22:14
Jason Orange has announced that he has left the band Take That. Orange's band-mates, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, said his departure was "a huge loss".

Schools told to cut absenteeism

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 22:13
Nearly a third of secondary schools inspected in Wales since 2010 are told to improve pupils' attendance.

VIDEO: The Briton held in Iran 'for watching volleyball'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 22:05
The family of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran after going to a men's volleyball match, appeal for her release.

VIDEO: Ryder Cup - Did You Know?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 21:41
BBC Sport explains some of the interesting facts about the history of the Ryder Cup and its participants.

Ministers to discuss budget pressure

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 21:39
Northern Ireland Executive ministers are expected to discuss the serious financial pressures on their budgets at a meeting on Thursday, as they face £200m of potential cuts.

VIDEO: Modern architecture photography on show

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 21:30
The "Constructing Worlds" exhibition opening at London's Barbican Centre features powerful photographs of modern architecture, from the first skyscrapers in New York to the tower blocks of Venezuela, to modern construction around China's Three Gorges Dam.

Victims 'must know of jail release'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 21:09
There are calls for victims of violence to be notified automatically when the perpetrator is released from jail, after a pensioner's killer is released without the family's knowledge

Australia in Cambodia asylum deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 21:05
Australia confirms it will sign a deal with Cambodia to resettle refugees there, drawing immediate criticism from rights groups.

Cameron's 'call to arms' - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 20:56
Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to recall Parliament to discuss possible air strikes against Islamic State (IS) extremists in Iraq makes several front pages.

UN aims to block jihadist recruits

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 20:53
The UN Security Council orders states to block the flow of jihadists to Iraq and Syria, as US jets bomb Islamic State (IS) militants.

Ukraine: 'Keep Russia sanctions'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 19:50
Ukraine's prime minister urges the West not to lift sanctions on Russia, after the US president says they could go if Moscow supports peace efforts.

VIDEO: Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 19:34
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses Dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.

Shot Australian 'may have had help'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 18:40
A teenage terror suspect shot dead after he stabbed two Australian police officers may not have acted alone, a top police officer says.
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