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NC House Panel Considers Medical Marijuana Bill

Updated: 06/18/2009 - People who smoke marijuana for medical purposes in North Carolina told House members it relieves their chronic pain, but a bill legalizing its use isn't likely to pass.

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Belhaven Swim Advisory

Updated: 06/18/2009 - High levels of bacteria are prompting environmental health officials to issue a swim advisory for waters in the east.

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First Work Session On Senate Health Care Bill

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Eye-popping new cost estimates for President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system are forcing majority Democrats to scale back their plans to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.

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Older Population To Surge

Posted: 06/16/2009 - A non-partisan think tank says aging baby boomers and the state's appeal as a retirement location are among the reasons for the looming surge.

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3 At Boy Scout Camp Have Swine Flu

Posted: 06/13/2009 - Authorities say three cases of swine flu have been reported at a Boy Scout camp in western North Carolina.

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Lejeune Water Study Says No Definite Disease Link

Updated: 06/13/2009 - A federal report says contaminated drinking water at a North Carolina Marine Corps base can't definitively be linked to health problems among people who lived there over a three-decade span.

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Tax On Health Benefits May Be Delayed Until 2013

Posted: 06/13/2009 - Legislation to be outlined next week in the Senate Finance Committee will likely include a new tax on workers with the costliest employer-provided health coverage, officials said Friday, but with implementation delayed until 2013 to minimize any political fallout.

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Swine Flu Case Confirmed In Pitt County

Updated: 06/12/2009 - The county health department says they received word from the state lab that the adult has tested positive for the virus.

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House Vote Could Send FDA Tobacco Bill To Obama

Posted: 06/12/2009 - Smoking foes see a turning point in their long battle against the tobacco industry as Congress prepares to send President Barack Obama a bill giving the government broad authority to determine how cigarettes will be made, marketed and sold.

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Beef Sold In North Carolina Recalled

Updated: 06/11/2009 - A South Carolina meat processor has recalled some beef products because of possible contamination by E. coli bacteria.

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Applesauce Recall

Updated: 06/11/2009 - The products were sold at 45 stores in Hampton Roads and Richmond, Va., and Elizabeth City, N.C.

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Beef Product Recall

Posted: 06/11/2009 - A company has recalled 75 pounds of beef trim products sold in North and South Carolina.

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Porn Star Tests Positive For HIV

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The case is the first publicly confirmed HIV infection in the US industry since 2004 when an HIV outbreak shut down porn production for a month.

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Kroger Recalls Store Brand Wings In 2-Pound Bags

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Kroger has recalled 32-ounce bags of Kroger fully cooked Buffalo-style chicken wings because of incorrect package labeling that could endanger people with certain allergies.

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Senate To Vote On FDA Power To Regulate Tobacco

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The senate is set to pass a tobacco bill today that would give the FDA the ability to regulate the sale, manufacturing, and marketing of tobacco products.

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