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NC crisis pregnancy centers criticized in report

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Abortion-rights advocates challenging new restrictions on doctors before the procedure is performed in North Carolina are now taking aim at centers that urge women to continue their pregnancies to term. Full story...
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Midwest, West highest in contemplating suicide

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Health officials say more adults in the Midwest and West have suicidal thoughts than people in the rest of the country, but Rhode Island leads in suicide attempts. Full story...
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CFCC helps students fall into healthy living

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Cape Fear Community College wants folks to fall into a healthy routine this autumn, which is why it held its Harvest Health, Wellness & Safety Fair today. Full story...
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CDC: 1 in 25 adolescents take drugs for depression

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Health officials say roughly 1 in 25 adolescents in the United States are taking antidepressants. Full story...
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FDA cites dirty equipment in cantaloupe outbreak

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The Food and Drug Administration says the deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe was probably caused by pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean packing equipment at a Colorado farm. Full story...
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Study: Vaccine reduces malaria in African children

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The quest for the world's first malaria vaccine appears to have taken a big step. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: New study says cellphone radiation levels exceed 'safe' limits for adults and children

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A government test used to measure the radiation people absorb from their cellphones might underestimate the levels to which most adults and children are exposed, according to a group of doctors and researchers whose stated mission is to promote awareness of environmental health risks they believe may be linked to cancer. Full story...
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Heart Walk raises funds and gets the blood pumping

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Hundreds of people got a little exercise on Saturday morning, all in the name of a good cause. Folks who participated in the 2011 Cape Fear Heart Walk say the event on UNCW’s campus was a great success. Full story...
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Sixth rabies case found in New Hanover County

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Another raccoon has tested positive for the rabies virus after the animal tangled with two dogs in the dog owner's yard. Animal Control officers were called to a Johns Creek Road residence on Wednesday. Full story...
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5th rabies case found in New Hanover Co.

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the second case of rabies in a week and the fifth case for the year. ACS officers were called to a home on Shinn Creek Lane on Monday where a homeowner’s dog was attacked by a raccoon. The dog was current on its rabies vaccination. However the dog's owner was notified of possible exposure to the virus from handling the dog. Full story...
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