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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - IL: Health Issues

Ten years ago, state lawmakers banned smoking in most public places. (Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill headed for Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk would make Illinois the sixth state in the country to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. Senate Bill 2332 narrowly passed the Illinois House last week after an initial failed effort. Opponents, in

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A bill that would allow children to receive medical marijuana in schools is awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature. Supporters are quick to snuff claims that the bill would lead to kids smoking pot in schools. The bill dubbed "Ashley's Law" is named after Ashley Surin, an

Up to 6 percent of U.S children suffer from food allergies. (northwestern.edu)

EVANSTON, Ill. — Scientists may have taken an important step toward limiting instances of food allergies in the future. A new study from Northwestern Medicine linked infant and childhood food allergies to a mix of environmental and genetic factors. Professor Joan Cook-Mills headed up the res

There are millions of microbes in tap water, but most are harmless. (cdc.gov)

URBANA, Ill. – Vacation season has kicked off for many on Spring Break, and summer is just around the corner – but scientists say when you leave home for a week or more, something dangerous may sneak into the water pipes. Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have

More than 844 million people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water. (CDC.gov)

CHICAGO – The 25th United Nations World Water Day is being recognized this week, and advocates are hoping the message that comes with it will inspire people to sign up for a fundraising event this spring that aims to make access to clean water easier. The Global 6K for Water walk/run is happ

Brightly-colored medication might be mistaken for candy, a reminder to parents for Illinois' Poison Prevention Month. (cdc.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Accidental medicine poisoning sends a child under age 6 to an emergency room every nine minutes in this country - and every 12 days, a child dies. Last year, the Illinois Poison Center handled nearly 77,000 cases of people ingesting potentially harmful substances, and more

Dynegy Energy has asked for a $400 million bailout, saying that without it, thousands of local jobs will be lost. (nih.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new state report says Illinois has plenty of power, and environmental advocates say that means there's few reasons to bail out coal plants belonging to Dynegy. The company asked the Illinois Commerce Commission to relax some environmental protections that have been in pl

Exercise and eating right are two recommended ways to avoid heart disease. (cdc.gov)

CHICAGO - Heart disease is the number one health issue for men and women, and an Illinois doctor who's been treating people with heart problems for more than three decades says preventive cardiology should be the rule, not the exception. Dr. Harry Cohen, a cardiologist at Presence Health in Chicago

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