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FDA approves first new weight loss pill in decade

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the US market in more than a decade. Full story...
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Disabled veteran allegedly robbed by in-home caretaker

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video A disabled veteran is out more than a quarter-million dollars after investigators say his in-home caretaker stole his bank account information. Detectives say she's not the only one involved in the scheme. Full story...
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Red Cross makes emergency appeal for blood

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video The American Red Cross has declared a blood emergency. So far this month, blood donations are down more than 10 percent across the nation. Here in Wilmington, Red Cross Blood Center Coordinator Shannon Jordan says summers are always a slower season for donations, but this year, numbers are especially low. Full story...
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Local mom warns of birth injuries

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videoA local mom is making it her mission to educate expectant parents and doctors about the dangers of birth injuries. After a painful, physically damaging birth experience when having her first child, the experience is one she doesn't want other women to face. Full story...
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Want to join a free running club for kids?

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Not many things in life are free. The New Hanover County K-12 Running Club is free though. Starting Monday, June 25th the club will meet every Monday. All school-aged children and teenagers who enjoy running are encouraged to attend. Full story...
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Bid on guitars signed by James Brown and Whitney Houston, help families in need

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You can still help a local non-profit step up to help sick children and their families. Dare to Care for Children is auctioning guitars signed by music legends James Brown and Whitney Houston with proceeds helping those in need, and you can bid right now. Full story...
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Help 'Dare to Care for Children' assist families in need through online auction

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video Losing a child to disease is hard enough, but one in our area family is fighting to avoid that horror again. A local non-profit has stepped up to help them and other families in need, and you can help, too, by bidding on guitars signed by music legends James Brown and Whitney Houston Full story...
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New fee would tax race runners in Wilmington

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video Runners may soon have to shell out more cash for their hobby. The proposed fee is part of Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming year. It would require all city race participants to pay an extra dollar for each race they run. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sterilization victim reacts to absent compensation bill in Senate budget

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video Elnora Mills was sterilized at age 16. She thinks it happened while in surgery to have her appendix removed. Two years later she found out. Though a bill passed through the state House last week, money for Mills and other eugenics victims is not in the Senate's budget. Full story...
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10,000 germ species live in and on healthy people

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They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut. If you collected all the bacteria and other microbes you have, they could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds. Full story...
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