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Wilmington site added to EPA's Superfund list

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A New Hanover County business's property is among six new hazardous sites in the southeast added to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund site. Full story...
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Company recalls canteloupes sold in several states, including NC

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North Carolina is one of 17 states where a Colorado company has recalled cantaloupes because of the potential of Listeria contamination. Full story...
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WWAY & Dr. Oz help raise awareness about ovarian cancer

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video Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, and it causes more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. Today WWAY NewsChannel 3 and Dr. Oz are teaming up to help raise awareness of the deadly disease. Full story...
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SpongeBob makes kids slow thinkers, study finds

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He may be one of the longest-running, best-loved cartoons in Nickelodeon history, but SpongeBob SquarePants is getting no love from child psychologists. According to research published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, watching fast-paced cartoons like SpongeBob, even for just a few minutes, hinders abstract thinking, short-term memory and impulse control in preschoolers. Full story...
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Duke sued over cancer trials

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A lawsuit filed in North Carolina’s Durham County Superior Court accuses Duke University, Duke University Heath System and five doctors of exposing patients to unnecessary chemotherapy during fraudulent clinical trials. Full story...
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NC misses mental illness deadline

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North Carolina officials have missed a federal deadline for dealing with thousands of people with mental illness who live in adult care homes. And it has advocates worried patients may have nowhere to go besides emergency rooms, shelters or the street. Full story...
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Auditors critical of NC health plan contract

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State auditors say North Carolina's health insurance plan for workers could have saved more than $1 million if it had written a better contract with a hospital and monitored rates more closely. Full story...
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Water worries linger in Irene's wake for NC

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Irene may be long gone, but the effects of the hurricane are still being felt in water quality fears all along the rivers of eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Fewer Medicare Part D enrollees hit coverage gap

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The Kaiser Family Foundation says fewer Medicare prescription drug plan enrollees are falling into a coverage gap known as the doughnut hole in which they pay the full cost of their prescriptions. Full story...
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Adult smoking rate edges down slightly: CDC data

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A new government report shows fewer US adults are smoking, and those who light up are smoking fewer cigarettes daily. But the trend is weaker than the government had hoped. Full story...
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