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Army finds no evidence of link in Fort Bragg infant deaths

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The U.S. Army has completed an investigation of 10 infant deaths at Fort Bragg without finding any evidence of a common environmental link or of crimes. Full story...
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Study: Prostate cancer surgery helps younger men

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A study suggests that men under 65 with early prostate cancer have better survival odds if they have surgery right away instead of waiting for treatment. Full story...
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Elvis exits as Jacob, Isabella top baby name list

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The Social Security Administration says Jacob was the most popular name for baby boys in 2010. Isabella was the most popular name for baby girls. Full story...
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NC lawmakers consider abortion info requirements

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North Carolina lawmakers are taking up legislation that would require a 24-hour waiting period and an ultrasound of the fetus before a legal abortion. Full story...
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Feds take action against bogus cures for HIV

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Federal health officials are cracking down on bogus pills and supplements that claim to cure sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, herpes and genital warts. Full story...
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CFCC employees hold Family Fun Day to help child with cancer

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video Late last year, five-year old Bennie Freeland was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and has been undergoing treatment in Chapel Hill since December. Bennie's father, Patrick Freeland, teaches at Cape Fear Community College. His colleagues have stepped up to support the family. Full story...
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Clinic offers free dental care to uninsured

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Hundreds of uninsured people from around the Cape Fear can get dental care free this weekend thanks to the Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic. Full story...
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Appeals court overturns stem cell research ban

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A divided federal appeals court has ruled that opponents of taxpayer-funded stem cell research are not likely to succeed in a lawsuit to stop it. Full story...
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Wilmington Health to open office in Walmart

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videoFrom groceries to clothing you can get almost anything at Walmart, but soon customers will also be able to see a doctor at the popular store. Full story...
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Legislature makes new deal on state worker insurance

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The General Assembly has reached a new agreement on how to close a half billion-dollar funding gap for North Carolina's state employee health insurance plan for the next two years. But it's not yet clear whether Gov. Bev Perdue will go along two weeks after she vetoed an earlier package. Full story...
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Government to urge food companies to limit ads for kids

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Commercials promoting sugary breakfast cereals could be put on a strict diet under government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children. Full story...
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Cheaper eye drug proves as good as pricier one

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A new study shows that a cheaper drug for a common eye disease is as effective as a more expensive one approved for the condition. Full story...
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Coke shareholders to vote on BPA in soda cans

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Changes could be coming to the way Coca-Cola cans are made. Full story...
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First meeting set on NC sterilization compensation

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A new panel created by Gov. Beverly Perdue is charged with figuring out the best ways to recompense people who were sterilized through a state program that ended in the 1970s. Full story...
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5:00 Healthwatch: April 26, 2011

Migraine pain is so intense, it can be debilitating, but in some cases, migraines can cause more than just severe discomfort. Here's Shelby Lin with tonight's Health Watch.

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