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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.

Public News Service - Maryland

About 6.4 million children from ages 2 to 5 are being treated for ADHD symptoms, and a new report by the CDC says three-quarters of them are taking medication. (Lorie Gelwick Tuter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs, and is asking insurance companies to cover the cost of treatment. The CDC's principal deputy director, D...Read More

Public News Service - MD

Excessive use of screens is linked to attention problems, poor school performance, sleep problems and emotional difficulties among children. (Sierra Black)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – With all the smartphones, tablets, computers and video games around, it's easy to forget that there is life beyond a screen. It's Screen-Free Week, a time to rediscover some of the joys of being unplugged. Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Fre...Read More

Public News Service - MD

A new study finds older Americans, especially men, and certain ethnic groups need to drink more water to stay healthy. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - 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, released today, CDC researchers say women are better at drinking water than men, and older A...Read More

Public News Service - MD

Children who grow up with a parent in prison deal with a variety of issues, including poverty and emotional trauma. (ca.gov)

BALTIMORE - There are 82,000 children in Maryland with either a mom or dad who are, or have been, in jail or prison. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says these kids often are dealing with poverty, homelessness and emotional trauma. The report has recommendations to state and local po...Read More

Public News Service - MD

A new report says half of Americans are breathing in dirty air. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – There's good and bad news with the latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. The bad news is just over half of Americans live in a county with an unhealthy level of polluted air. Kevin Stewart, director of Environmental Health at the American Lung ...Read More

Public News Service - MD

New research could lead to sunscreen that offers better protection against skin cancer. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Warmer weather means more time in the sun for Maryland residents, and new research underscores the importance of using sunscreen when outdoors. It says applying sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 might delay the onset of melanoma. Dr. Christin Burd, assistant prof...Read More

Public News Service - MD

Older Americans who take four or more daily medications are advised to keep a chart so they don't end up in the hospital because of a drug mishap. (Lorie Gelwick Tuter)

BALTIMORE – About half of older adults in the United States take four or more medications a day, and that can possibly lead to deadly errors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adverse drug reactions result in more than 700,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms eac...Read More

Public News Service - MD

If you're getting financial advice from professionals, a new federal law says soon they'll have to put your interests first. (Johnnie Putnam)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – 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 requires a...Read More

Public News Service - MD

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