Health
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New fee would tax race runners in Wilmington
Submitted by Asha Dave on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 3:49pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Sterilization victim reacts to absent compensation bill in Senate budget
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:45pm.

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.

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10,000 germ species live in and on healthy people
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 12:36pm.

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.

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Second rabies case confirmed in Oak Island
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 9:38am.

The State Lab confirms the second case of rabies this year at Oak Island. The Brunswick County Health Department says a fox sent to the lab Monday tested positive for the disease.

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NC Senate budget approved by committee
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 12:47pm.

The North Carolina Senate's largest committee has moved along the Republicans' budget proposal for next year without making changes sought by advocates for the public schools and the prevention of teen smoking and adolescent pregnancy.

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Autism brain samples damaged after freezer problem
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 11:14am.

Scientists say a freezer malfunction at a Boston-area hospital has damaged one-third of the world's largest collection of autism brain samples.

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WB aldermen vote to put smoking ban on November ballot
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 9:40pm.

video Wrightsville Beach is one step closer to enforcing a smoking ban. During a special meeting Thursday, the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to put the ban to a public vote.

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NHRMC offers free CPR training
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 4:22pm.

video New Hanover Regional Medical Center is aiming to save lives by educating the community. The hospital is offering free CPR events, including one today at Wrightsville Beach.

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Kickback Jack's challenges smoking ban
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 3:48pm.

When is a wall not a wall? That was the main issue Wednesday when Battleground Restaurant Group Inc. appealed $1,200 in fines levied against it by the New Hanover County Health Department for violations of the state law that prohibits smoking in a restaurant.

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With delay in sunscreen regulations, expert offers advice for sun lovers
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 11:43am.

video Last year the FDA made new rules for sunscreen makers. But an extension on compliance means many sunscreens still boast protections that may not be enough. We checked with a dermatologist to find out what you should be looking for before soaking in some rays.

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