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PNS Daily Newscast - October 16, 2018 


President Trump tours hurricane damage parts of Florida: Also on the Tuesday rundown: we examine the question, is the U.S. spending too much to guard confederate cemeteries; plus the spotlight is on mental wellness during National Children’s Health Month.

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Public News Service - MO: Health Issues

Missouri's KIDS COUNT says nearly 10 in every 1,000 children experienced an emergency room visit for asthma in 2015. (stjhs.org)

ST. LOUIS — It's estimated that 150,000 school-aged children in Missouri have asthma. But school nurses say much can be done to help kids succeed in school despite this chronic lung condition. Children with asthma can experience wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing. Alt

Mercury and other pollutants threaten fishing in many of Missouri's waterways. (Tanya Impeartrice/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Could Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court mean more polluted waterways in Missouri? The state chapter of the Sierra Club believes so, pointing to a ruling Kavanaugh says is one of his "most significant." In 2014, Kavanaugh argued the EPA shoul

More than 70 percent of medically important antibiotics in the United States are sold for livestock use, but that number could reduce if large chains such as McDonald's make a shift. (Mike Mozart/flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Health advocates want McDonald's to phase out the use of beef and pork grown with medically important antibiotics, and that's something that could impact Missouri's beef industry. The Show Me State ranks sixth in the country for number of cattle, and if the fast food ch

Antibacterial soaps, such as those containing triclosan, are no more effective at killing germs than is regular soap. (Marmotto/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Here's a tip for a safer July 4th picnic or barbecue: A new report says the act of simply washing your hands may not be enough to avoid the spread of bacteria and illness. The U.S. Department of Agriculture research found that 97 percent of people are failing at basic h

(University of Missouri)

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Infertility affects 20 percent of the population, and finding ways to overcome the conditions that prompt it can cost thousands of dollars and hours of heartache. Researchers at the University of Missouri have confirmed that zinc plays a large role in supporting fertility in men. Ka

Missouri ranked 41st in the nation for the number of residents who saw a dentist in 2016, according to Missouri's Kids Count. (collusion/Pixabay)

ST. LOUIS — Summer is a time when kids might get away with less sleep and eat fewer meals, but it's not a time dental health should be ignored. In 2016, Missouri's Kids Count found that 73 percent of the state's kids had teeth considered in excellent or very good condition. Program director

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new drug-impaired driving enforcement campaig called

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While law enforcement dealt with the influx of cannabis use throughout the weekend because of the close association of April 20 with marijuana, a new multi-state initiative is targeting driving under the influence. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association and law en

The 2018 Kids Count Data Book is moving from hard copy to online and through a new app. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri's annual snapshot detailing how children are doing in health, economic stability, education and several other key indicators, shows that where a child lives can impact their well-being. Missouri Kids Count is moving forward with a digital facelift that makes al

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