Health
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Komen official quits Planned Parenthood dispute
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 10:57am.

An executive with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has resigned after a dispute over funding for Planned Parenthood. The resignation came in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

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Your day at the beach could lead to a night in the bathroom
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 3:47pm.

video Add another thing to worry about when you head out to the beach. No, it's not the sun. It's the sand. A new study from the EPA suggests that playing in beach sand could lead to some unwanted symptoms, like diarrhea and vomiting.

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Red Dress Lunch raises money, awareness of heart disease
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 4:14pm.

The Landfall Clubhouse was filled with women donning red dresses today to raise money and awareness of the number one killer of women: heart disease.

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Healthy ideas for Super Bowl snacks
Submitted by wway news on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 10:04am.

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Health officials report outbreak of norovirus in several NC counties
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 8:07pm.

North Carolina public health officials are advising people how to avoid the norovirus after several counties reported outbreaks of the illness last month.

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NC Senators ask why information in report of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is missing
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 11:26pm.

Both North Carolina senators and other members of Congress want to know why information was removed from a report on drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

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Drugmakers, others jointly battling tropical ills
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 11:29am.

Thirteen major pharmaceutical companies, government groups and health charities will work together in a push to eliminate or control by 2020 10 tropical diseases that affect more than a billion people in poor countries.

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Study finds Titan project detrimental to health, could cause premature deaths
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:15pm.

video Debate over the proposed Titan Cement Plant in Castle Hayne has been going on for years, and Tuesday night, Cape Fear residents got a chance to listen to possible health impacts to our community.

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Families' gift helps UNCW in fight against cancer
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 4:54pm.

A new $1 million distinguished professorship will help UNCW fight cancer. The Lucy Ann Boddie-Brewer Distinguished Professorship will allow the School of Nursing develop new programs focused on the deadly disease.

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