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    PNS Daily Newscast- Wednesday, May 4th, 20160 


    Here's what's making news today: A big shake up in the presidential race after Indiana's primary, parents may be over-medicating preschoolers who have ADHD, and millions more vehicles are joining a big recall.

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Some Minnesota health care advocates are trying to remove the social stigmas surrounding mental illness through educational events as part of May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Mental illness may be affecting more Minnesotans than you think, as health professionals say about 224,000 people receive mental health services in the state. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it's being used as a time to remember that those who are seeking treatment ...Read More

Marshall University counseling professor Carol Smith says new research about how trauma can change the brain shows a lot of practical promise. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - A new understanding of how trauma changes the brain shows promise of helping with crime, education, health care, even parenting. Marshall University professor of counseling Carol Smith says traumatic injuries can be emotional or physical. She says the bad news is they can cha ...Read More

University of Wisconsin Health Allergist Dr. Mark Moss has tips on how to get through the long spring allergy season with minimal suffering. (UW Health)

MADISON, Wis. - Old Man Winter didn't do much of a number on Wisconsin this year, but then it seemed like spring would never come. This confused the trees as much as the millions of allergy sufferers in the Badger State. It's tree pollen this time of year that causes eye, nose, and throat misery ...Read More

Illinois home-care workers could soon no longer be able log overtime hours, which advocates for seniors and people with disabilities say compromises both the workers and their clients. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Starting next week, thousands of people with disabilities and the home healthcare workers who assist them could be affected by Illinois' new overtime-pay policy. On May 1, the state begins enforcing a strict 40-hour workweek limit on home-care providers. Advocacy groups in Il ...Read More

New research says women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than do women living in

LANSING, Mich. - Eating lots of greens has been known to improve health, but a new report indicates living near green vegetation may help some people live longer lives. Dr. Bonnie Joubert, population health branch scientific program director for the National Institute of Environmental Health Scien ...Read More

Experts say nearly 50 genes have been linked to autism, and researchers hope to pinpoint more with the results of a new study. (Pixabay)

CINCINNATI – Just as Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, an Ohio hospital is helping to launch one of the biggest autism studies in U.S. history. The project is known as SPARK, and over the next three years, it will collect information and DNA from about 50,000 people with autism and th ...Read More

Seventy-six Michigan children died as the result of abuse or neglect in 2014. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Dozens of Michigan children die each year due to abuse or neglect, and today people from around the state will gather in Lansing to highlight the importance of prevention. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Michigan Children's Trust Fund is hosting its 8th annual Preve ...Read More

The second lawsuit in six months involving a woman in labor being shackled and driven hundreds of miles has been filed in Missouri. (Jackson County)

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Mo. - The ACLU of Missouri has filed suit on behalf of an inmate who lost her baby. In December 2014, Tara Rhodes told jail staff at the Mississippi County jail that she was having labor pains and losing fluids. She says she was accused of lying and ignored. Five days later w ...Read More

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