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FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine packets

Federal health officials are considering new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine packets used with e-cigarettes and other next-generation tobacco products.

Possible peanut allergy patch in works, slated for 2018

People with peanut allergies may eventually get some relief.

FDA panel backs female libido pill with safety conditions

Government health experts are backing an experimental drug intended to boost the female sex drive, but stress that it must carry safety restrictions to manage side effects including fatigue, low blood pressure and fainting.

Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant in 2013

Listeria bacteria was found in Blue Bell ice cream's Oklahoma plant as far back as March 2013. That's according to test results released Thursday by the government.

US moves toward dropping lifetime ban on gay blood donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought.

FDA orders warning for kids on tanning beds

video The FDA is taking new steps to tackle health risks for young people when it comes to tanning. The federal agency is requiring a warnings on tanning beds, much like cigarettes, for user under the age of 18.

FDA asks doctors to stop prescribing pain meds with high dose of acetaminophen

videoThe FDA is asking doctors to stop prescribing pain medicine with high amounts of a popular medicine. When Vicodin or Percocet are not enough to ease pain after surgery, some people turn to Tylenol. But experts say if you're not careful, you may poison yourself.

Asheville compounding pharmacy recalls products

A compounding pharmacy in Asheville is recalling sterile products because of the possibility of contamination. The US Food and Drug Administration said the products being recalled include those in the form of an injectable drug or an eye drop.

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Missing Kentucky man may be in Boiling Spring Lakes area UPDATE

UPDATE: The Bell County Emergency Management in Kentucky confirmed Rufus Wolfe is safely back home. No further details were provided.

Johnny Mercer’s Pier hosts 16th annual dogfishing tournament

Locals gathered at Wrightsville Beach Saturday for the 16th annual dogfishing tournament.

Shooting near Metting Road in Wilmington

The identity and condition of victim are unknown at this time, and there are no suspects at this time.

Prayer for Peace Rally calls for an end to gun violence

Saturday, members of the community gathered and called for an end to Wilmington's gun violence.