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    PNS Weekend Update - Saturday October 3, 20150 

    Today’s rundown highlights several stories including: Americans aboard a missing cargo ship in Hurricane Joaquin’s path; new details in Thursday’s deadly shooting rampage at an Oregon college; and the effectiveness of talk therapy found to be overrated.

Public News Service - Missouri

Research from Children's Mercy Hospital in Kanasas City and other facilities holds promise for extreme preterm infants. Credit: Chris Hall/Wikimedia Commons.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It's good news for the tiniest and most vulnerable among us. Thanks to changes in care practices and other advances, survival rates for extreme preterm infants – sometimes called "micro preemies" – are on the rise. The study from the National Institutes of Healt...Read More

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According to a new analysis, if current trends continue, women will not receive equal pay until 2059. Credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Women won't get paid as much as men until the year 2059, according to a report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. Jessica Milli, the study director, says the median income for women working full time was more than $10,000 less than men in 2014. Milli says m...Read More

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Could bad advice ruin your retirement? Advocates want to close a loophole they say is putting too many Missourians at risk. Credit: via flickr

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Today more people than ever invest for their retirement with 401-K or IRA plans, as opposed to traditional pensions, which is why financial experts want to make sure the law requires financial advisers are on your side. Jay Hardenbrook, associate state director for advocacy with...Read More

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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., center, is among the lawmakers with whom concerned Missourians met to discuss the Clean Power Plan. Courtesy: J. Conner

WASHINGTON – A broad coalition from across Missouri and the nation, including business leaders, health experts, environmentalists and concerned parents, is calling on lawmakers to get behind the switch to clean energy. The now finalized Clean Power Plan from the Environmental Protection Agen...Read More

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Missing too much school in the early years can lead to learning deficits and behavior problems down the road, according to a new report. Credit: Maena/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As kindergarteners and their parents across Missouri settle into the new school year, a new report predicts many children are at risk of missing enough school to significantly impact their social and academic achievement long into the future. Hedy Chang is the director ...Read More

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Sustainable practices are both implemented and taught at Missouri State University, which now offers a minor in the field. Credit: MSU Office of Communications.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Sustainability is more than just a trend or a buzzword – it's now a minor at Missouri State University, which joins a growing list of schools offering undergraduate coursework in the field. Jordan Schanda, the university's sustainability coordinator, says while many ...Read More

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The CDC says too many teens get less sleep than they need, due in part to the early start times of middle and high schools. Credit: Charlie Wrenn/Morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Getting more sleep will likely help Missouri middle- and high-school students do better in school, be healthier and make healthier choices, according to a study issued earlier this month by the CDC. Epidemiologist Anne Wheaton with the CDC says only one in five students ...Read More

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Teens are turning to e-cigarettes in large numbers, which doctors say is problematic on many fronts. Credit:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As summer winds down and kids return to their classes and friends, health experts want to make sure parents make children aware of the dangers posed by electronic cigarettes. The good news is fewer teens are picking up the smoking habit, but the latest data from the CDC sho...Read More

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