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Officials: NC infant mortality rate edges higher

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Health officials say North Carolina's infant mortality rate rose slightly in 2011, one year after the state registered its lowest rate ever. Full story...
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E. coli at NC county fair like 2011 State Fair bug

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State health officials say the strain of E. coli bacteria that caused a fatal outbreak at the Cleveland County Fair is similar to the bug that sickened two dozen visitors to last year's state fair. Full story...
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Age of puberty among boys dropping in U.S., study finds

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Boys in the United States appear to be entering puberty much earlier than in the past – a trend researchers caution may have important medical, psychosocial, public health and environmental implications, according to a new study. Full story...
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Hundreds dance for Cystic Fibrosis

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video Hundreds of people turned out at the Mayfaire movie theatre to dance for a cure. Full story...
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Doctors optimistic E. coli victim could return home Monday

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A five-year-old girl hospitalized with the E. coli bacteria had her final surgery just hours ago, as doctors stitched up her chest where her dialysis tube was inserted. Full story...
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