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FDA approves first over-the-counter diet pill

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videoBig news for the tens of millions of people trying to lose weight: starting Friday a brand new weight loss drug will be available in drugstores. It's the very first FDA-approved weight loss drug sold over the counter. Full story...
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Congress probes contaminated water legacy at Camp Lejeune

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Former Marines convinced that contaminated water sickened their families at Camp Lejeune are demanding that Congress intervene while the military considers compensation claims. Full story...
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Autism cause hard to pinpoint

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As many as one in every 166 children in this country is diagnosed with autism, but medical researchers still know little about its cause. As the number of autism cases continues to rise, doctors still don't know why. Full story...
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Past contaminated water at Lejeune suspected in death and illness

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Thousands of Marines and their families went to serve their country at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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White party raises money for HIV, AIDS

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If you were in downtown Wilmington Sunday night you may have seen a lot of people wearing white. If so, chances are, they were going to the second annual Coastal White Party. Full story...
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Men and Breast Cancer

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videoHarold Southerland's life changed dramatically in the last couple years. He was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 56. He hopes sharing his experience will help others. Full story...
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Raleigh restaurant where mice found is reopened

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A Raleigh restaurant closed on Tuesday when six live mice were found inside has reopened. Full story...
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Synthetic hormone facilitates weight loss

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A study released today found that an appetite hormone may help people lose weight. Researchers may have found a new way to use the body's natural hormones to help people battle the bulge. Full story...
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Medical expert says Glaxo threatened legal action when he questioned drug's safety

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A medical expert says the maker of the diabetes drug Avandia threatened him with legal action when he first raised questions about the drug's safety. Full story...
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Local leaders take food stamp challenge

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Could you survive on $21 a week for food? Cape Fear area leaders put food stamps to the test. Last Tuesday some local leaders began the "food stamp challenge." Full story...
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Man develops breast cancer

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The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2007, more than 2,000 new cases will be diagnosed among men in the US. While breast cancer is a hundred times more common in women, many people don't realize that men also have breast tissue and can develop breast cancer. Full story...
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New information on treating breast cancer

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It's a staggering number, but one in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. There is new information on how to treat breast cancer. Doctors are finding that, in some cases, less is more. Full story...
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Listener helps save radio host from on-air seizure

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A radio listener helped save a Shelby disc jockey, who suffered an on-air seizure and pleaded for help before passing out in his studio. Full story...
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Inflammation possibly linked to Alzheimer's

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It's a difficult disease for friends and family members to watch their loved ones go through. Not to mention the difficulties for patients suffering from Alzheimer's. Full story...
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Chance of survival depends on EMT's training

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The level of a paramedics' training may mean difference between life and death. If a loved one is having trouble breathing, you immediately call an ambulance. But the chances of survival may depend on the type of EMT who responds. Full story...
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