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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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Feds say chemical in Lejeune water is carcinogen

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Government researchers have classified a chemical found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune for decades as a known cause of cancer in humans. Full story...
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Fourth rabies case of year reported in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the fourth case of rabies for the year. ACS officers were called to a Rabbit Run Road residence on Saturday where a wild raccoon had fought with the homeowner's dogs Full story...
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