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    PNS Daily News - April 28, 20150 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; the State of Emergency continues in Baltimore; questions about the Senate’s Toxic Substances bill and whether it modernizes or weakens protections; plus a look at how Spokane is handling moose on the loose.

Public News Service - Florida

PHOTO: New findings confirm the effectiveness of a team approach when treating children with ADHD, as opposed to simply medicating them. Photo credit: Mensatic/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - New research suggests a team approach is best when it comes to treating kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found an approach involving parents, clinicians and doctors significantly improves the impulsive...Read More

Public News Service - FL

Photo: The increased use of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco for hookah pipes are cause for concern for the CDC and FDA. Photo credit: haml/morguefile.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – E-cigarettes are increasing in popularity, and new data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicates that some of the success is due in part to a popularity among middle and high school students. Ne...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, researchers continue to investigate the effects on the Gulf of Mexico's ecosystem. A new report finds several species including sea turtles and bottlenose dolphins continue to show signs of trouble. Photo credit: Terry Ross/Flickr.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Five years ago today, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, releasing at least 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. While the Florida coast still is recovering from the disaster, researchers say it's too soon to know the full extent of the damage. Biologist Ryan F...Read More

Public News Service - FL

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida ranks 49th in the country when it comes to the rate of uninsured parents, and a majority of them are employed. That's according to a report released this week by Kids Well Florida and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The Florida Legislature is...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: Low wage workers, including Laura Rollins of Fort Lauderdale, will be gathering today to support $15 an hour wages from corporations like McDonald's. Photo courtesy: Rollins

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Today as millions of Floridians breathe a sigh of relief for the end of tax season, hundreds of Florida workers will be participating in rallies to fight for a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize. Laura Rollins of Fort Lauderdale has worked for McDonald's...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has kicked off its new Tips from Former Smokers campaign, highlighting the health effects of smoking on the body beyond just the heart and lungs. Photo credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Colon cancer, vision problems and myths about vaping, or using e-cigarettes, are featured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new Tips From Former Smokers campaign. CDC Senior Medical Officer Dr. Tim McAfee says smoking-related health damages beyond the heart and ...Read More

Public News Service - FL

Photo: The "Conscience Protection" bill (HB 7111) echoes Indiana's controversial measure and could impact same-sex couples wishing to adopt in Florida. Photo credit: nettsu/Flickr.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Only weeks after the Florida House of Representatives overturned a ban on gay adoptions, that same branch of government is trying to pass a law that grants private adoption agencies the right to steer children away from same-sex couples based on religious beliefs. The so-called...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: Gov. Rick Scott touts his administration's role in creating more than 800,000 new jobs in Florida since taking office in 2011. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Sunshine State is basking in success in job creation, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants everyone to know it has happened on his watch. The monthly employment numbers show more than 800,000 new private-sector jobs created in a little more than four years since Scott took offi...Read More

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