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Archive for October, 2011

Pour House Music Hall is now the Port City Theatre

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

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CFCC helps students fall into healthy living

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Cape Fear Community College wants folks to fall into a healthy routine this autumn, which is why it held its Harvest Health, Wellness & Safety Fair today.

More than 60 exhibitors helped students and residents learn about different aspects of their health. From spinal checks to learning about cancer to flu shots vendors covered an array of topics to promote healthy living.

Student Natashia Burrell got her blood pressure checked and learned something surprising.

“My blood pressure was a little high, so she gave me information to take and make it where it will stay normal and I know where I won’t get sick or anything like that,” Burrell said.

The fair also offered free manicures and massages.

CFCC hosts the Harvest Health, Wellness & Safety Fair every year.

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CDC: 1 in 25 adolescents take drugs for depression

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

By MIKE STOBBE
AP Medical Writer

ATLANTA (AP) – Health officials say roughly 1 in 25 adolescents in the United States are taking antidepressants.

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to offer statistics on how many kids ages 12 to 17 take antidepressants. It’s based on surveys and depression screenings of about 12,000 Americans.

The study found about 1 in 10 adults take antidepressants. And perhaps more should – the researchers said only one third of people with depression symptoms in the study were taking medication.

The CDC report was released Wednesday. It also found that women take the drugs more than men, and whites use them more than blacks or Mexican-Americans.

Online: CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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New Hanover County fire truck gets stuck in muck along I-40

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

A New Hanover County fire truck ended up in a marshy area beside Interstate 40 after blowing a front tire just after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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Autopsy: NC girls died from chop wounds

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) — Autopsies indicate two girls who were attacked by their mother with a hatchet died from dozens of chop wounds to the head and neck.

Documents were released Tuesday by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in the deaths of 8-year-old Jiya Patel and her 4-year-old sister, Piya.

The girls were found dead Aug. 28 in their home in the Oakley community.

Thirty-three-year-old Maiyana Gauri Patel is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Both girls also had cuts on their arms, back, chest and abdomen.

Police say the woman also hit herself in the head repeatedly with the hatchet in a failed suicide attempt. Police say she told them a ghost killed her children.

She’s being held in a prison in Raleigh. Her next court appearance is scheduled Nov. 14.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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