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New Hanover County holds public health forum

New Hanover County leaders held a health forum to explain how different factors affect the community's health Monday night.

Extreme weight loss linked to slower metabolism, study finds

Weight loss remains a big priority for millions of Americans but permanently dropping pounds has proved difficult in spite of a huge weight-loss industry....

State obesity rates hold steady; 30 pct or more in 22 states

New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.

$3M Blue Cross gift aims for better NC food habits

The foundation backed by North Carolina's largest health insurer is putting another $3 million into helping more children in child care to eat healthy and exercise.

UNC Study: Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates

For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children’s homes.

Obesity lawsuits thwarted in bill going to McCrory

North Carolina companies that manufacture, advertise or distribute food could soon have additional legal protections from lawsuits by people claiming their products led to their obesity.

NC report analyzes child health in 15 areas

video An analysis of the health of North Carolina's 2.3 million children shows the state is improving in many areas, but doctors are concerned about others, including the growing poverty rate.

FDA approves first new weight loss pill in decade

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the US market in more than a decade.

FDA advisers recommend approving weight loss drug

Advisers to government health regulators have recommended that that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the US in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks.

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Parents concerned about systemic racism, gender identity being taught in schools

About a dozen people protested outside Monday night's Bladen County Board of Education meeting with concerns about a new social studies curriculum they believe is harmful to their children.

New Hanover girls tennis outlasts Hoggard in matchup of unbeatens

The New Hanover High School girls tennis team used a fast start on Monday afternoon to take down rival Hoggard in a matchup of unbeaten teams, 6-3. 

Hoggard names John Lucas as new head volleyball coach

Hoggard High School announced their new head volleyball coach on Monday afternoon. John Lucas was hired to take over the Viking program headed into the fall. 

UNCW’s Trevor Marsh awarded CAA Baseball Player of the Week

Trevor Marsh was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading UNCW to a weekend sweep of the College of Charleston and clinching the South Division title.