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New Warning For Anti-Smoking Drugs

Posted: 07/02/2009 - FDA officials say a new warning will be added to Chantix and Zyban, highlighting the increased risk for changes in behavior, depressed mood, hostility and suicidal thoughts.

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Bill To Release More On NC Patient Deaths Approved

Posted: 07/01/2009 - The General Assembly has given Gov. Beverly Perdue legislation she sought that's designed to release more information about deaths at North Carolina state mental hospitals.

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Fox Tests Positive For Rabies

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Barbara Wagoner says she called police when she noticed that the animal in her yard was a fox and showed visual signs of sickness.

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12-Foot Python Strangles Little Girl

Posted: 07/01/2009 - Authorities say a 12-foot pet Burmese python broke out of its terrarium in a central Florida home and strangled a 2-year-old girl.

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FDA Panel Recommends Smaller Doses Of Painkillers

Posted: 07/01/2009 - Government experts say prescription drugs like Vicodin and Percocet that combine a popular painkiller with stronger narcotics should be eliminated because of their role in deadly overdoses.

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FDA Increases Pain Reliever Warnings

Posted: 06/30/2009 - Government experts are scheduled to vote today on whether Nyquil and other combination cold medications should be pulled from the market to help curb deadly overdoses.

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Surprising Number Of Teens Think They'll Die Young

Posted: 06/29/2009 - New research suggests a surprising number of teenagers -- nearly 15 percent -- think they're going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe behavior.

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Second NC Swine Flu Death

Posted: 06/26/2009 - A Greensboro-based hospital system says a second patient there has died in association with the swine flu.

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Analysis: Liberals Prod Obama On Their Health Bill

Updated: 06/26/2009 - President Barack Obama has learned the lessons of Bill Clinton's failed bid to overhaul the nation's health care system. Too well, in fact, say fellow Democrats angry over his refusal to intervene while a conservative proposal advances in the Senate.

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Slowdown In Once-Booming Organics Troubles Farmers

Posted: 06/26/2009 - The organic dairy industry was thriving when Allen and Jean Moody bought a 200-acre Wisconsin dairy farm in 2006 and joined the ranks of farmers churning out milk raised without growth hormones, pesticides or other chemicals.

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Fan Give Away

Posted: 06/25/2009 - As we head into the first official weekend of the summer we're in for some hot temperatures. And for senior citizens without air conditioning that can be a deadly combination.

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NC Teen Hospitalized With Rare Infection

Posted: 06/25/2009 - A 14-year-old North Carolina boy is hospitalized with a rare infection that cost him part of his nose and five teeth after swimming in a local lake.

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Obama Voicing Confidence On Health Care Changes

Posted: 06/24/2009 - President Barack Obama says he's "very optimistic" about the prospects for legislation revamping health care, arguing that the country simply must control skyrocketing costs in this field.

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Nick Jonas Lobbies For Diabetes Research

Posted: 06/24/2009 - The youngest Jonas brother spent Tuesday lobbying Washington's power brokers on behalf of diabetes research — starting with the big guy, President Barack Obama.

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NC Warns Farmers About High Levels Of Wheat Toxin

Posted: 06/22/2009 - North Carolina agriculture leaders are urging farmers to have their wheat tested after officials found high levels of a toxin in wheat samples from parts of the state.

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Pets And MRSA

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Cases of antibiotic-resistant staph infections, or MRSA, have been increasing in recent years and some victims are getting it from an unexpected place, the family pet!

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Buffalo Middle-Schooler Dies Of Swine Flu

Posted: 06/21/2009 - Buffalo school officials say a middle-schooler has died of swine flu, and a union leader says a second pupil is hospitalized in critical condition.

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