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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2018 


The list of accusers against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continues to swell. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Hurricane Florence SNAPs North Carolina to attention on the importance of food benefits; plus a new report says young parents need better supports.

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Public News Service - IN: Health Issues

Indiana does not have a family leave system, nor does it require companies to offer paid sick time off. (Indiana Institute for Working Families)

INDIANAPOLIS — Free screenings of a new documentary on the need for paid family leave start today in Indianapolis. The film, "Zero Weeks," will screen at the Landmark Keystone Arts Cinema Thursday night at 5:30; and will then go on to several more cities, including Bloomington on August 28 a

Four gulps of water for every 15 minutes of outdoor activity can help children avoid dehydration. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – With summer temperatures soaring, health officials are reminding Indiana parents about the importance of hydration – for themselves and their children. Dr. Julie Daftari, chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare in Indiana, explains water is critical for physical functi

Sparklers, firecrackers and bottle rockets are the fireworks said to cause the majority of injuries. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS — The booms of fireworks are already resonating throughout Indiana communities as Hoosiers gear up to celebrate Independence Day. And officials have some simple rules and tips to keep people safe. In 2017, 238 cases of fireworks-related injuries were reported in Indiana, with 94

The discovery of dangerous lead levels in South Bend is among the work done by researchers with <br />The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – A statewide research partnership is getting a financial boost to continue its work to improve the health of Hoosiers. The National Institutes of Health is awarding $33 million to the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a collaboration between Purdue University

Nearly two dozen states are considering risk-based firearm-seizure laws such as Indiana's. (Rod Waddington/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is one of seven states with a law allowing police to seize firearms from those considered a risk to themselves or others. And new research shows that these so-called "red-flag" laws are working to help prevent tragedies. According to a study conducted by Aaron Kivisto,

Hidden dangers when swimming in open water include currents, vegetation, rocks and sudden drop-offs. (Pixabay)<br />

INDIANAPOLIS - As the warmer weather sets in and folks in Indiana look for ways to cool off, a new report highlights the dangers of swimming in open water. The research released Tuesday by the group Safe Kids Worldwide shows about 1,000 children die in drowning accidents each year in the United Stat

Millennials are twice as likely to experience eye trouble when they reach their 50s and 60s. (cdc.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – This is Healthy Vision Month, and more than 23 million adults have never had an eye checkup. Even though there may be nothing noticeably wrong with your vision, some health problems that cause eye disease don't have any early warning signs. Dr. Rachel Bishop, chief of consul

Nearly 60 percent of 911 calls in Indiana center around mental-health or drug issues. (fema.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Emergency responders in Indiana and across the country are being called out for mental-health issues or drug overdoses more often than not. As part of a pilot project called Mobile Crisis Assistance Team, behavioral health specialists were sent out with paramedics and firefigh

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