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    PNS Daily News - February 27, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; House Republicans vow the net neutrality fight is far from over; around the globe it’s a day to stand up against bullying; and a California group goes after the dog and cat meat trade.

Public News Service - North Dakota

PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that government programs and policies are helping kids from low-income families and cites a better way to measure their well-being than just the federal poverty level. Photo credit: Avolore/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - It isn't a replacement for the official poverty measure created in the 1960s, but there is another calculation that a new report says provides a clearer view of how kids and families are doing in North Dakota and across the country. The Supplemental Poverty Measure was created in 2...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: The number of North Dakota jobs within the solar industry is growing, but the latest analysis shows they are still few and far between, with only about 300 solar workers total. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota may be the nation's second-largest producer of oil, but when it comes to jobs from the sun, the state barely makes a blip on the radar. Andrea Luecke, president and executive director of The Solar Foundation, says North Dakota ranks 47th in the U.S. in the number of so...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: The most common eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating and the conditions can lead to serious health problems and even death if untreated. Photo credit: Charlotte Astrid/Flickr.

FARGO, N.D. – Like many other conditions, when it comes to eating disorders, early intervention is key to recovery for those struggling with these potentially life-threatening problems. Stephen Wonderlich, co-director of the Eating Disorders Institute in Fargo, says only a small percentage o...Read More

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PHOTO: It's already estimated that smoking kills nearly a half-million people in this country each year, including 1,000 in North Dakota, but new research points to even more associated deaths. Photo credit: .jocelyn./Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - While many of the dangers of smoking have been well known for some time, new research shows the consequences may be larger and deadlier than previously thought. According to the U.S. Surgeon General there are 21 different causes of death attributed to smoking with some 480,000 de...Read More

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PHOTO: Nationally, more than 11 million low-income kids received free or reduced-price school breakfast in the 2013-14 school year, an increase of 320,000 from the previous school year. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

BISMARCK, N.D. - More kids across the nation are starting the day with a healthy meal. The latest study shows another increase in the number of low-income children taking part in school breakfast programs. The report from the Food Research and Action Center shows that participation increased by abo...Read More

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PHOTO: The deadline is rapidly approaching for North Dakotans to sign up for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Photo credit: Dr. Farouk/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - There are just days left for those in need of health insurance to sign up for a plan under the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Sund...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland is intensifying the debate over vaccinations. Photo credit: CDC/Dr. Heinz F. Eichenwald.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Doctors, parents and politicians across the country are involved in a heated debate over vaccinations, following a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California. Top health leaders link the outbreak to children who were not vaccinated for the disease. Dr. Lainna ...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: A new survey says Americans trust their doctors more than anyone to give them medical advice, yet they seek medical advice more often from online sources. Photo credit: Consumerist.com/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but one medical expert says it's important to keep the doctor close by when making a pledge for better health. A new survey finds a majority of Americans want to make changes to their diet and exercise routines this year, yet only about ha...Read More

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