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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2019 


Could the nation’s airports be the next pressure points in the government shutdown? Also on our Monday rundown: Calls go out to improve food safety; and a new report renews calls for solutions to Detroit’s water woes.

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Public News Service - MO: Health Issues

A new federal report says antibiotic use in farm animals decreased by about one-third from 2016 to 2017. (takeasnap/Moprguefile)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The major players in the meat industry have developed what they're calling a "stewardship plan" they say will ensure that they use antibiotics in livestock only when necessary. At issue is the possible development of deadly "super-bug" infections that are resistant to ant

Missouri's Capable Kids and Families program aims to reduce the cost of raising a special-needs child by loaning therapy equipment so parents don't have to buy it. (cpozarks.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Parenting a child with disabilities is challenging, but can be much easier when the proper resources are available. Often families can benefit from the loan of developmental therapy equipment, access to a playroom with adaptive equipment or information about networking mee

Missouri students ages 13-17 competed for grant money to help fight hunger and food insecurity in the No Kid Hungry Youth Innovation Challenge. (oukas.info)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the "No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge" that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity. The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most i

Missouri's uninsured rate stands at 9 percent, which is higher than many states where lawmakers chose to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The midterm election is just a week away, and polls show that health care is one of voters' biggest concerns. According to a recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 27 percent of those polled named health care as the top issue candidates should address - second only

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

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