Health
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NC Senate committee clears medical hemp oil bill
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:24pm.

A bill that legalizes medicinal oil for epileptic patients made from a marijuana plant has received unanimous approval from a North Carolina Senate committee.

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FIT MINUTE - Stand proud with a strong chest
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:04pm.

videoDo you want better posture? You can start to get that by working out your chest.

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Camp MedStart gives head start on health jobs
Submitted by Helen Holt on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 5:00pm.

videoMost high school students check out for the summer and don't think about school until August, but for a selective few, summer is time to plan for the future. Camp MedStart gives students exposure to lectures and hands-on activities from a variety of health careers.

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FIT MINUTE - Bulk up the biceps for everyday use
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 9:43pm.

videoBig, strong and muscular arms are something a lot of us guys want. So, in the second part of a four-part series on areas of the body men want to improve, we work out the biceps.

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Kure Beach duo changing way deodorant is made
Submitted by Randy Aldridge on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 7:07am.

videoA pair of men in Kure Beach want to change the way you think about deodorant. Their formula uses only shea butter and beeswax combined with oxygen to keep you fresh and odor free. The key ingredient in Ozone Layer Deodorant is ozone and it eliminates odor by oxidizing bacteria at the molecular level, preventing and eliminating odor at the same time.

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Obama lawyers seek end to Lejeune toxic water case
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:01pm.

videoObama administration attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule against families who blame contaminated tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base for birth defects, childhood cancers and other illnesses.

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Judge: Coal ash lawsuit in NC can move forward
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:50pm.

videoA federal judge says a lawsuit accusing Duke Energy coal ash pits of polluting a lake near Wilmington can move forward. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of environmental groups, saying the toxic waste was polluting Sutton Lake and violating the federal Clean Water Act.

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NC Senate panel changes product liability bill
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:59pm.

A Senate panel has rejected proposals that would have made it harder for North Carolinians to sue manufacturers. Senators voted Tuesday to remove a provision that would exempt manufacturers from liability over its products, as long as the products met all government regulations when they were sold.

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House easily approves bill to speed vets' care
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:53pm.

The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation to allow patients facing long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.

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FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 9:40am.

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought.

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