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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - MO: Youth Issues

Ninety percent of individuals who survive a suicide attempt do not go on to die by suicide at a later date, according to Dr. Shayla Sullivant. (Sasin Tipchai/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There is hope beyond the headlines, according to a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, even as research shows children and teens are taking their lives by suicide in greater numbers. Dr. Shayla Sullivant said stigma and easy access to guns

Approximately 50 Missourians are serving life sentences for crimes committed as youths, despite a Supreme Court ruling barring that. (Jose Antonio/Pixabay)

ST. LOUIS -- An Associated Press nationwide survey shows that five years after the U.S. Supreme Court barred life without parole sentences for juveniles, states, including Missouri, have made few significant changes. Attorney Amy Breihan with the MacArthur Justice Center in St. Louis said at the t

Parents often get their children's' diagnosis at one location, then visit a multitude of specialists to seek treatment options. (Herney Gómez/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A relatively common but under-diagnosed childhood disease is getting special attention at a unique clinic in Kansas City. Children's Mercy Hospital's Super Q Express clinic is named for the disease known as "22Q" which is seen at birth in the form of everything from heart

New Annie E. Casey Foundation statistics rank Missouri 28th among states for providing resources to benefit children and families. (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An annual report on child well-being ranks Missouri 25th in the nation for providing children vital supports. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book examines economic well-being, education, health, and family and community factors that influence children's

Children's Mercy hospital is embarking on a six-year study of hemophilia in children. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- About 20,000 people in the U.S. are living with hemophilia, a rare, inherited blood disorder. And a study of the disease is under way at Children's Mercy hospital. Hemophilia causes a person's blood not to clot, and that can lead to severe bleeding, joint damage, bleeding into

Forty-three states treat 17-year-olds as juveniles in the court system. (raisetheage.com)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri is one of only seven states that treat 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal-justice system. A group called "Raise the Age Coalition" has been working to change that for several years, and members say they're encouraged because legislation to raise the age to 18

Environmental groups warn that some of the Trump administration's earliest actions could send Missouri's asthma rates even higher. (sierraclub.org)

ST. LOUIS - Environmental groups are warning that Missouri's asthma problems may only get worse if the Trump administration continues in the same direction as it did in its first 100 hours. Across the country, a coalition of groups has launched "100 Hours of Action" to oppose what they see as aggre

Once a child is diagnosed with diabetes, there are a lot of lessons to be learned about keeping their blood-sugar levels in check. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new program has been launched in the region that lets children who have been newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes avoid a hospital stay. It's at Children's Mercy Hospital, and it's called "Strategic Transition to Ambulatory New-Onset Diabetes Education," or STAND. Ryan M

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