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How pot gives people the munchies

How pot gives people the munchiesGreasy burgers, oily pizza, raw cookie dough -- anything's fair game for someone with the munchies, the insatiable hunger that strikes marijuana users. Now scientists have identified a surprising new brain circuit behind those pot-fueled snack attacks
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S. Charlotte restaurant employee diagnosed with Hepatitis A

S. Charlotte restaurant employee diagnosed with Hepatitis Aatrons of a popular South-Park area restaurant have reason to be concerned; the Mecklenburg County Health Department says they may be at risk for Hepatitis A.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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107 children stricken by mysterious polio-like illness

107 children stricken by mysterious polio-like illnessDoctors have more questions than answers about a mysterious polio-like illness that has paralyzed at least 107 children in 34 states since August.
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Alcohol good for your heart? Evidence is evaporating

Alcohol good for your heart? Evidence is evaporatingThe idea that alcohol might be good for our hearts and blood vessels is a popular one, right up there with the notion that chocolate is a health food.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Woman wakes up paralyzed, decides to fight back

Woman wakes up paralyzed, decides to fight backFor Patricia Brandon, every day is an adventure. From hiking in the mountains to taking advantage of South Carolina's rare snow days, the mother of two has lived life to the fullest.
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Charlotte families hope for Alzheimer's awareness from new movie

Charlotte families hope for Alzheimer's awareness from new movieIt was a phone call to Steve, from one of Kathryn's friends from work that would change everything
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Panel could scrap advice on dietary cholesterol

Panel could scrap advice on dietary cholesterolLongstanding advice about avoiding cholesterol for heart health may be on the way out.
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Woman scratched handling rabid raccoon

Woman scratched handling rabid raccoonThe Hickory Police Department says a woman who was scratched while handling a raccoon may have been exposed to rabies.
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Telemed lets students see doctor without leaving school

Telemed lets students see doctor without leaving schoolKids getting sick at school is nothing new, but getting to see a doctor without leaving school is.
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Local schools put measles plans in place

Local schools put measles plans in placeThough there haven't been any confirmed cases of measles in North or South Carolina, local schools are on alert and have a plan in place.
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Cutting-edge treatment offers new hope in battle against cancer

Cutting-edge treatment offers new hope in battle against cancerCutting-edge treatment offers new hope in battle against cancer
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Cleveland Co. patients test negative for measles

Cleveland Co. patients test negative for measlesMeasles tests were given last week after two pediatricians each expressed concerns about a patient.
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Girl born pregnant with twin fetuses

Girl born pregnant with twin fetusesBeing born pregnant is so rare it has only been documented 200 times, but it does happen.
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Tips for good heart health

Tips for good heart healthFebruary is heart disease awareness month and a new survey finds many people are unaware of what kind diet may be best for optimal heart health.
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Young parents both fighting cancer

Young parents both fighting cancerFriday night, members of a West Michigan community are rallying support for a husband and wife who are both fighting cancer
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Cleveland County testing 2 patients for measles

Cleveland County testing 2 patients for measlesThe first possible cases of measles in the Charlotte area have surfaced.
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3D mammograms help with early detection

3D mammograms help with early detectionCherie Parks is almost always smiling. But six months ago, for a moment, that stopped.
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80 million customers at risk in data breach at Anthem health

80 million customers at risk in data breach at Anthem health80 million customers at risk in data breach at Anthem health
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More than 600 CMS students are unvaccinated

More than 600 CMS students are unvaccinatedMecklenburg County Health officials said they are not worried about a measles outbreak hitting the area, but they are prepared
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Church claims miracle cure for cancer

Church claims miracle cure for cancerSailing around the world, Sylvia and her husband Doug Nash loved meeting the locals - even dancing up a storm with them.
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Where is your 911 call going?

Where is your 911 call going?"I need an ambulance out here." You can hear the desperation in the 911 call.
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Teenager hears with her brain, not her ears

Teenager hears with her brain, not her earsMaggie Gleason, 14, who was born deaf, heard sound for the first time in her life when hearing specialists at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center turned on an innovative electronic device called an auditory brainstem implant (ABI). The implantable device...
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Ohio teen hears with her brain, not ears

Ohio teen hears with her brain, not earsMaggie Gleason was born deaf. She heard sound for the first time when hearing specialists at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center turned on an innovative electronic device.
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9 flu-related deaths reported in North Carolina last week

9 flu-related deaths reported in North Carolina last weekNine people died from flu-related illness in North Carolina last week, the smallest number for a reporting period in more than a month.
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MRSA confirmed at Monroe High School

MRSA confirmed at Monroe High SchoolSome students at a Union County high school are on alert.
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Ground cumin recalled; may contain peanut

Ground cumin recalled; may contain peanutCertain seasoning blends that contain ground cumin that may contain peanut have been recalled, according to the FDA.
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AZ woman may have exposed 195 kids to measles

AZ woman may have exposed 195 kids to measlesTwo more cases of measles were confirmed in Arizona on Tuesday, and public-health officials have warned that hundreds more people in the state may have been exposed this month.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago