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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2018 


First Lady Melania Trump makes a statement against separating kids from parents. Also on the Monday rundown: Anti-hunger advocates applaud the newest Farm Bill; plus diaper duty an economic burden for 1-in-3 families.

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Public News Service - IN: Health Issues

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

Opponents of a new abortion bill say it threatens the health of Hoosier women. (cdc.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – An abortion law that goes into effect in Indiana this summer isn't sitting well with some, and the idea of a legal challenge is being tossed around. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who bills himself as pro-life, signed SEA 340 last weekend. It requires doctors to disclose the age, educatio

More than one in four deaths of children under 5 years of age can be linked to unhealthy environments. (nih.gov)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – How the environment impacts the health of Americans has long been a heated topic of discussion, and an expert on the subject says the federal government isn't doing enough research on pollution or taking enough action to prevent children from being exposed to it. Lawrence

About 70 percent of parents and caregivers admit they've stored medications where children can see them. (cdc.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS — Every nine minutes in this country, a child under the age of six has to go to the emergency room because of accidental medication poisoning - and every twelve days, the incident is fatal. The Indiana Poison Center receives about 60,000 calls for help a year. March 18-24 is Poi

Many babies die in Indiana because they're born pre-term or because of unsafe sleeping practices. (Carrie Cain)

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's infant mortality rate is dismal, and advocates hope a new law signed by the governor will be a step towards lowering those numbers. Legislation guaranteeing consistent levels of care for all Hoosier mothers and infants goes into effect July 1. SB 360 creates a system

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