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    PNS Daily News - April 29, 20160 

    Running down today’s news, the presidential frontrunners turn their attention – and their political barbs – against each other, the C-D-C announces that teen pregnancy rates have dropped by almost half, and health care officials and others are taking steps to deal with the epidemic of opiate addiction.

Public News Service - Arkansas

A new report by the CDC says Americans need to drink more water. (Veronica Carter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has followed up on a study that was done about a decade ago that looks at whether Americans are drinking enough water. In its updated report, CDC researchers say women are better at drinking water than men, and older Americans need...Read More

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The main sources of drinking water in Arkansas are rivers and lakes, and the state conducts thousands of water sample tests every year. (

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - There's good news when it comes to water quality in Arkansas. A crisis such as the one that's happened in Flint, Mich., is very unlikely to repeat itself locally, according to state health officials. In Flint, the city switched its water source to save money in 2014, and since t...Read More

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About 61,000 children in Arkansas have or have had a parent behind bars, and a new report highlights the impact that is having on their well being. (Montian Noowong)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - About 61,000 Arkansas children currently have or have had a parent in jail or prison. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation looks at the impact that has on kids, and finds they're more likely to be homeless, and their families have a hard time making ends meet financiall...Read More

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Standing water around your home will increase the mosquito population. Health officials urge you to dump it out, and to use repellent. (

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Although the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is still limited to Central America and the Caribbean, some experts say it's likely just a matter of time before it is in the U.S. The mosquito that carries the virus is urban and breeds in water near homes. It only takes ...Read More

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Arkansas' skin cancer rate is relatively high, but new research may mean better sunscreens are on the way. (Veronica Carter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Warmer weather means more time in the sun for Arkansas residents, and new research underscores the importance of using sunscreen when outdoors. It says applying sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor or SPF of 30 might delay the onset of melanoma. Dr. Christin Burd, Ph.D. ass...Read More

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Large and small farms in Arkansas could be targeted by cyber thieves.(USDA)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Cyber attacks are reported in the news all the time, but you don't often think of the victims being farmers, but it's a real threat. Larry Clinton, president of Internet Security Alliance, an information security think tank, says many of the agriculture industry's closel...Read More

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Rice is Arkansas' number one crop, and opening up trade with Cuba could mean a boost to the state's economy. (USDA)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Human-rights issues and free elections continue to be at the forefront of the United States' tentatively renewed relationship with Cuba. President Obama visited the country recently and has taken some steps toward lifting the trade embargo, but that would need congressional appr...Read More

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Financial advisers are now required to put you first when it comes to retirement planning. (Virginia Carter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Up until now, not all financial advisers were required to put their clients first, before any investment funds they represent. This month that's expected to change after the U.S. Department of Labor issued a new rule – taking full effect in 2018 – that require...Read More

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