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Coast Guard urges caution following 7 deaths

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The Coast Guard is urging caution among boaters this holiday weekend after reporting seven water-related deaths in the Mid-Atlantic region in the past week. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Carolina Beach McDonald's workers say coworker has TB

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videoThe McDonald's on Pleasure Island is a very popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The bad news is employees at this location could be sick. WWAY has learned a foreign exchange student working at the restaurant may have tuberculosis. Now all employees there are being checked for the disease. Full story...
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Bill about Camp Lejeune water passes Senate panel

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A bill requiring the federal government to provide treatment for veterans and their family members who developed health problems from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has passed a US Senate committee. Full story...
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US appeals court upholds Obama health care law

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A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Full story...
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Recipe for safe food: Clean, cook, chill, separate

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The government has a new recipe for raising awareness of safe food handling: Clean. Cook. Chill. Separate. Full story...
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Tough safety standards for cribs going into effect

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Beginning Tuesday, the government is prohibiting the manufacture, sale or even re-sale of drop-side baby cribs, which have been blamed in the deaths of dozens of children. Full story...
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Hearing may be end of road for breast cancer drug

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The best-selling cancer drug in the world comes under federal scrutiny once again this week, as drugmaker Roche makes a last-ditch effort to keep its drug Avastin approved for breast cancer, despite evidence that it is ineffective against the disease. Full story...
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FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies

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video The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. Full story...
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Eastern North Carolina wildfires take toll on the public's health in coastal counties

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The NC Division of Public Health has been monitoring hospital visits for acute respiratory conditions in the Piedmont and Eastern regions of the state and has observed an increase in visits to hospital emergency departments in the following coastal counties for the week of June 18-24: Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Dare, New Hanover and Pender. Full story...
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Drug maker to pay $1.2 million to NC in settlement

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says North Carolina will get more than $1 million in a multi-state settlement involving claims of flawed drug manufacturing at a plant in Puerto Rico. Full story...
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