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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2018 


The Trump administration pulls the U.S. out of the U.N. Human Rights Council. Also on the Wednesday rundown: State AGs push back on the Trump border policy; and we look at the link between zinc and fertility.

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Public News Service - IA: Health Issues

More than 70 percent of medically important antibiotics sold in the United States are used on animals raised for food production. (Seeding Sovereignty.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - The amount of antibiotics used to keep pigs from getting sick now rivals the amount consumed by humans - without evidence the pigs are getting healthier, according to a report released today. The Natural Resources Defense Council report is an in-depth look at antibiotics in the p

The adult obesity rate in Iowa is 32 percent, the nation's 13th highest, according to the 2017 State of Obesity report. (aarp.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – One out of every four 65-year-olds today will live past age 90, and the new director of Iowa's AARP wants to make sure seniors can make the most of it. Brad Anderson assumes the role this week, knowing the number of Iowans aged 65 and older is projected to grow from 16 per

More than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Additional lives could be saved if more Americans knew how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator, according to the American Heart Association. About 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in someone's home, and Butch Gibbs from south centra

Untreated high blood pressure can damage blood vessels, the heart, kidneys and other organs. (pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – High blood pressure poses a significant risk for stroke, but low blood pressure also causes problems – and that's why it's important to know your numbers. The American Heart Association says most people who've had a first stroke also had high blood pressure. For Tin

A lawsuit has been filed to stop Iowa's newest anti-abortion law from taking effect on July 1.  (plannedparenthoodaction.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Calling the Iowa "fetal heartbeat" abortion law "beyond extreme," three groups filed suit on Tuesday to stop its implementation. Planned Parenthood, its Iowa chapter and the American Civil Liberties Union Iowa branch said the law passed by Iowa legislators and signed by the

Iowa family planning advocates say legislation passed to restrict abortion is turning the state into a

DES MOINES, Iowa – A legal challenge is expected ahead of July 1, when Iowa is set to enforce the most restrictive abortion law in the nation. Following approval from Iowa Senate Republicans last week, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the so-called fetal heartbeat bill on Friday. The Iowa law woul

Iowa Republicans admit they hope the U.S. Supreme Court will be forced to take up a bill they passed Wednesday making the state's abortion law the most restrictive in the country. (itrl.idr.iowa.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa is a signature away from the most restrictive abortion law in the nation. Republican lawmakers, who control the Iowa statehouse, passed a bill Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is typically around six weeks of pregnancy.

Iowa voters going to the polls without a valid ID on June 5 will be asked to sign a form swearing to their identity. (sos.iowa.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans age 50 and older are the largest single voting bloc, and with the state's primary elections just five weeks away, they're being reminded about a change in voting rules that will be introduced this year and implemented in 2019. The new law requires Iowa voters to bring a for

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