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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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Public News Service - MO: Health Issues

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

ExploreMOhealth.org is a new website designed to help Missourians assess the health of their communities. (ExploreMOhealth)

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. - A new state website has launched, and Missourians can use it to find out about health issues in their area because it narrows them down to specific communities across the state. ExploreMOHealth.org is a joint effort of the Missouri Hospital Association and University of Missour

Oral health problems affect not only a person's ability to eat and speak but are inter-connected with such serious health issues as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and preterm or low birth-weight infants. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Show-Me State continues to rank below average for oral health, but there has been recent progress on that front. The state Legislature reinstated coverage for dental care for adults who are eligible for Medicaid. That has helped provide more people with oral service

The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy was established in 2011. (Children's Mercy Kansas City)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is on its way to becoming an international hub in genomic research and the fight against pediatric diseases. Two major endowments totaling $150 million last month are being used to lure top-notch pediatric research scientists to study and combat rare diseases i

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