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NC close to requiring checking sale of cold meds

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North Carolina could soon require retailers to check cold sufferers against a national database if they want a remedy containing the key ingredient needed to make the illegal drug methamphetamine. Full story...
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CDC seeks input on meningitis vaccine for infants

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Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hearing from parents, health care providers and others in New Hampshire as it starts exploring whether infants should be vaccinated against meningitis, a rare but potentially deadly infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Full story...
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New sunscreen regulations aim to block out confusion

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video Your bottle of sunscreen will soon look different. That's because the Food and Drug Administration introduced new guidelines today. The new rules will tell consumers just how well products protect against cancer-causing ultraviolet rays. Full story...
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New Brunswick hospital to open July 31

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Brunswick Community Hospital leaders have announced plans to open the new Brunswick Novant Medical Center, which will feature 78 beds and all private rooms, on Sunday, July 31. Full story...
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Seniors face Medicare cost barrier for cancer meds

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Researchers say seniors with Medicare prescription drug coverage are facing steep copays for the newest kind of cancer drugs. Full story...
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Public may comment on health assessment of Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation NPL site

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The NC Division of Public Health is conducting a public health assessment for the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation National Priorities List site in Navassa, Brunswick County. The final draft report is available for public review and comment through July 25. Full story...
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Rabies case confirmed in Brunswick County

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The first case of rabies has been confirmed in Brunswick County for 2011. Today, a fox was attacked and killed by three dogs in the Supply area on Creekwood Court. The fox was sent to the State Lab in Raleigh for testing. The results came back positive for rabies. Full story...
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Health overhaul fight in pivotal Atlanta court

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The latest round in the ongoing fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is being heard Wednesday in the federal appeals court in Atlanta. Full story...
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House backing pro-life license plates

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The North Carolina House is backing an effort to put an anti-abortion message on license plates and rejecting tags bearing an abortion rights phrase. Full story...
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Study: Too much coffee can make you hear things

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A new study suggests that people's ears play tricks on them when they drink too much coffee. Full story...
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